We provide specialist consultation to young adults with congenital disabilities such as spina bifida, hydrocephalus, Down syndrome and dwarfism.

Key points

  • We aim to improve the quality of life for young adults with congenital and developmental disabilities, by providing the resources to manage their ongoing health care needs
  • Care is provided individually, with a multidisciplinary team
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our Young Adults Transition Service (YATS) provides care, treatment and support for young patients with congenital conditions. 

The Young Adult Transition Service provides:

  • Specialised clinical assessment and intervention
  • Regular reviews to monitor health needs
  • Liaison and referral to relevant services
  • Sexual health counselling
  • Seating and posture assessment
  • Support in accessing local community services
  • Continence advice
  • Pressure injury risk assessment, management and prevention

Who can use our service

This service is available to anyone over 18 years of age with a congenital disability and developmental disability who requires ongoing monitoring and care with regards to their physical wellbeing.

What to expect on your first visit

Your first appointment at YATS will involve seeing both a doctor and the allied health team. 

At this visit you will be involved in developing a plan to address your ongoing health care needs. This could include maintaining your wheelchair or ensuring that you are mobilising well and reducing discomfort. 

The service team will arrange for you to see other specialist teams such as Continence Service, Pain Management, Chronic Wound, Spasticity Clinic and the Wheelchair and Seating Clinic.

For patients
For health professionals


For all new appointments, contact the Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2333

To cancel or reschedule a booked appointment, contact the Clinical Centre on (03) 8387 2194

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in 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 appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
Sandra Savy
Manager, Subacute Ambulatory Care Services
Jagriti Khoosa
Clinical Coordinator, YATS clinic
Contact us
Young Adults Transition Service
(03) 8387 2194
Clinical Centre Reception
(03) 8387 2333
Direct Access Unit
The RMH Royal Park
Ground Level Robert Campbell Wing (Building 17)
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 11 January 2023