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.
- 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.
- Cardiac genetics
- General genetics
- Endocrine genetics
|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|
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 details and 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.