Our Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS) specialises in post-travel and refugee health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and general infectious diseases.

We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for a range of infectious diseases, with a special focus on:

  • travel-related and tropical infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • hepatitis
  • tuberculosis
  • hospital-acquired infections

Ward 9 East is a purpose-built facility to care for infectious disease patients. It has 20 beds with 14 single rooms. All rooms have monitored negative pressure ventilation systems which provide the best safety for patients and staff for patients with respiratory and other airborne infectious diseases that require isolation.

The ward also provides a unit with special facilities for treating patients with exotic diseases including the statewide service for Viral Haemorrhagic Fever.

How to access this service

You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.

If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.

Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue. Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.

Clinics

Adverse Immunisations City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North WED
Fibroscan City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North THU
Hepatitis City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North MON, THU
Hepatitis Registrar City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North MON
Infectious Diseases City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North MON
Infectious Diseases City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North WED
Infectious Diseases City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North THU
Infectious Diseases Registrar City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North WED
Infectious Diseases Telehealth City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North TUE
Refugee Health Assessment City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North TUE
Tuberculosis City Campus VIDS Reception, Level 9 North FRI
VIDS Telehealth Clinic City Campus Level 9 North TUE, THU

What to bring

Every time you come to hospital

Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.