We provide diagnosis, treatment and care for people with skin diseases.
- We are experts in medical dermatology
- We provide skin cancer services particularly for immunosuppressed patients
- We are leaders in digital health, dermatology research and teaching
What we do
Our Dermatology service provides diagnosis, treatment and care for patients with skin conditions. Our general and multidisciplinary specialty clinics focus on:
- General dermatology including a rapid access unit to support our community
- Psoriasis and eczema with a focus on biologic treatment and access to clinical trials
- Immunobullous disease
- Connective tissue disease
- Bone marrow transplant skin disease
- Vascular anomalies - adult statewide service
- Epidermolysis bullosa - adult statewide service
- Urticaria and itch
- Genetic disease of the skin
- Major drug eruptions
- Kidney transplant dermatology
- First Nations Dermatology Telehealth service - established 2021
- Rural dermatology Telehealth service - established 2020
Who we are
We are a team of culturally diverse practitioners whose driving aim is to provide safe and effective person centred care to every person every time in an environment that is inclusive to all.
We have two full professors, five associate professors, 10 senior clinicians, five nursing staff and an administrative team.
Through our diversity and wide reach across the hospital and precinct we are able to offer experience for students and researchers that extends well beyond our specialty.
We are particularly proud of our First Nations Dermatology Telehealth service which cares for the skin health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples across Victoria. Established by First Nations clinicians, the service aims to engage in culturally appropriate care and is an Australian first. The service has been recognised through a number of awards and has attracted international attention.
Find out more about our digital health, research and teaching initiatives.
|Dermatology Psoriasis, Biologic Psoriasis and Hidradenitis suppurativa||The RMH Parkville||Telehealth|
|Dermatology Immunobullous, Autoimmune, Urticaria, Mastocytosis||The RMH Parkville||Telehealth|
|Dermatology Eczema Clinic||The RMH Parkville||Telehealth|
|Dermatology Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Clinic||The RMH Parkville||Medicare Telehealth|
|Dermatology First Nations Clinic||The RMH Parkville||Medicare|
|Dermatology General Clinic||The RMH Parkville||Medicare Telehealth|
|Dermatology Porphyria Clinic||The RMH Parkville||Telehealth|
|Dermatology Rural Telehealth Clinic||The RMH Parkville||Medicare Telehealth|
|Dermatology Skin Surveillance Clinic||The RMH Parkville|
|Dermatology Streamline Access Clinic||The RMH Parkville||Medicare Telehealth|
|Dermatology Surgery Clinic||The RMH Parkville|
We accept GP and specialist referrals:
- Use The RMH GP Referral Form or a template from your own system
- Complete and fax your referral to Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 4234
As outlined by the Department of Health, referral requests should include:
- Patient demographic information
- Referrer demographic information
- Reason for referral
- Presenting problem
- Service(s) requested
- Required referral information specified by statewide or local referral criteria
- Current patient management
- Impact of the problem on the patient
- Name of the consultant and provider number (for Medicare clinics)
- Investigation reports related to the referral
Referrals are triaged based on priority. In an emergency, patients can go to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.
For advice, urgent referrals and out of hours support, call The RMH Switchboard on (03) 9342 7000 to page our registrar on call.
The following conditions are considered urgent:
- Acute drug eruptions
- Stevens Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Disseminated HSV infection or eczema herpeticum
- Generalised pustular psoriasis
- Acute bullous eruptions
- Severe cystic acne
HealthPathways Melbourne provides guidance on best practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients.
Parkville Connect is a secure web-based portal providing GPs, specialists and other health professionals with information in the Parkville electronic medical record (EMR).
We are leaders in digital health, with members of our team recognised in the Telstra 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Awards and are particularly interested in harnessing our new electronic medical record to provide excellence in patient care by:
- Creating the foundation for medical support decision making
- Developing learning healthcare system with discrete data entry that captures practice as data, allows generation of knowledge and feedback of this knowledge to practice in a continuous cycle
- Supporting direct access for patients to medical notes, appointment changes, clinician messaging and results access
- Partnering with our community health care providers
Led by our Head of Research, we have a large clinical trials unit with five consultant investigators and an annual revenue of $10,000+.
We conduct combined clinics with other specialties such as immunology, nephrology, rheumatology, genetics and plastic surgery to ensure a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to patient care. This has led to the development of the 3iii initiative, a unique service that links clinicians and researchers across the Parkville Precinct to promote translational research.
We also conduct clinical research in the areas of our clinical subspecialties, evaluation of telehealth and analysis of EMR entered data and its flow through to clinical registries. We partner with our precinct partners and beyond in the delivery of translational research including being custodians of the Victorian Inflammatory and Immune Disease Biobank, AUS-SCAR (severe drug reaction) site, Australian Psoriasis Registry and collaborative projects with WEHI, MCRI, Doherty, MIPS and Monash Immunology.
Led by our Head of Clinical Services, we are dedicated to providing a first class learning experience for all on our unit. This involves bedside teaching, weekly unit education sessions, lectures for University of Melbourne medical school and participation in student symposiums. We encourage a growth mindset approach in all that we do.
Links & documents
Need to change or cancel your appointment?
Do one of the following:
- Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
- Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
- Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone
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
Interpreters & cultural support
We provide qualified, professional interpreters to help you communicate with us at any time during your stay and at your clinic appointments.
- Μάθετε περισότερα γιά διερμηνείς & υποστήριξη κουλτούρας
- Scopri di più sugli interpreti e sul supporto culturale
- Tercümanlar ve kültürel destek hakkında daha fazla bilgi edinmek için
- Tìm hiểu thêm về thông dịch viên và hỗ trợ văn hóa
- لمزيدٍ من المعلومات عن خدمة الترجمة الشفهية والخدمات الثقافية
Level 8 Centre for Medical Research
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
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