This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred ENT conditions.
Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the ENT exclusions section.
- Chronic Ear Disease
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Dysphagia (Swallowing Issues) - Ear, nose and throat
- Ear Drum Perforation
- Facial (Bell's) Nerve Palsy
- Head and Neck Mass - Ear, nose and throat
- Hearing Loss
- Nasal Fracture
- Nasal Structure
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
- Oropharyngeal Lesions
- Salivary Tumour
- Sialolithiasis (Salivary Stones)
- Thyroid Mass
Out of scope
Not all medical conditions are covered by the CPC, as certain conditions may be considered out of scope or managed by other specialist services:
Exclusions for public specialist outpatient services
Not all ENT conditions are appropriate for referral into the South Australian public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:
- chronic tinnitus without symptoms including:
- hearing loss
- balance disturbance
See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.
We welcome requests for further information or feedback on the CPC and website, please refer to the relevant form below.
Please email the completed form to Health.CPC@sa.gov.au.
The ENT CPC is due for review in June 2024.