The Adult Genetic service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital offers a broad range of clinics for people diagnosed with a genetic illness or with a family history of genetic illness.

We provide:

  • Risk assessment
  • Genetic counselling and testing
  • Options for risk management
  • Advice about regular health checks
  • Psychosocial support

We support research and provide the opportunity to participate in ethics-approved research projects.

Clinic subspecialties include cardiac genetics, general genetics, neurogenetics, immunogenetics, endocrine genetics and dermatogenetics.

There are no out-of-pocket expenses to attend our clinics.

A referral by GP or specialist is required.

Specialised services

  • Cardiac genetics
  • General genetics
  • Neurogenetics
  • Immunogenetics
  • Endocrine genetics
  • Dermatogenetics

Clinics

Cardiac Genetics City Campus Familial Cancer Reception, Level 2 Centre WED
Dermato Genetics City Campus Familial Cancer Reception, Level 2 Centre THU
Endocrine Genetics City Campus Familial Cancer Reception, Level 2 Centre WED
General Genetics City Campus Familial Cancer Reception, Level 2 Centre TUE, WED, THU
Immunogenetics City Campus Familial Cancer Reception, Level 2 Centre WED
Neurogenetics City Campus Familial Cancer Reception, Level 2 Centre THU

Referrals

We accept referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

To refer a patient, complete and fax your referral to Genetic Medicine on (03) 9342 4267.

You can use the following form or a template from your own system.

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)

Consider making referrals indefinite as investigations and genetic testing (where appropriate) can take some time.

Special referral instructions

Please address referrals to the head of service, A/Prof Paul James.