Planning your visit








Kids Allergy Hamilton welcomes referrals from GP’s and specialists, as well as direct contact from patients wishing to make an appointment.

If your doctor does suggest the appointment it is useful to have a letter from them containing any important information and results of any previous tests.

What to Bring

Please bring your questionnaire and doctor’s referral letter if these have not already been sent to the clinic.

Copies of previous allergy test results should be brought with you. Bring your child’s well child book, plus any previous measurements of their height and weight (particularly if there are concerns about growth).

Before the Appointment

If allergy tests are likely it is best if your child is not given any antihistamines for 5 days prior to the appointment, as this would interfere with allergy tests.

If stopping antihistamines is not possible then you should still keep the appointment, as there are other options to doing skin tests.

Other medications (especially for asthma and eczema) should be continued as usual.

Your Consultation

A child’s first visit may take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

If allergy skin testing is needed it will usually be undertaken during this time.

If allergy skin testing is needed for unusual allergens then this testing may need to be referred to the hospital lab.