We care for people with a single medical problem, or multiple and complex medical problems.

Key points

  • We care for people with undifferentiated medical conditions, suspected malignancy without a tissue diagnosis, and multiple comorbidities
  • Our General Medicine service includes a wide range of specialists
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our General Medicine service cares for people who are in hospital, have been in hospital or need to come to hospital with:

  • Undifferentiated medical conditions including unclear diagnosis
  • Suspected malignancy without a tissue diagnosis (which is required for referral to oncology services)
  • Multiple comorbidities where referral to two or more individual clinics will be a burden on the patient

The service also reviews patients with single organ problems that do not require intervention by sub-specialists. 

We work alongside a number of specialty areas including: 

We work closely with nurses, pharmacists and all allied health professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and dietitians to help patients manage their conditions.

Many of our patients are admitted from Emergency and some are treated through our RMH@Home Acute or RMH@Home Subacute services.

Our clinics

General Medicine 1 Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Telehealth
General Medicine 2 Clinic
The RMH Parkville
General Medicine 3 Clinic
The RMH Parkville
For patients
For health professionals

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
Head of service
A/Prof Douglas Johnson
Contact us
General Medicine
Address
The RMH Parkville
Level 4 West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 14 February 2023