We provide treatment, care and support for people diagnosed with a genetic illness or with a family history of genetic illness.

Key points

  • Genetic counselling and testing
  • Active in ethics-approved research projects
  • Subspecialties include cardiac genetics, general genetics, neurogenetics, immunogenetics, endocrine genetics and dermatogenetics.
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

We provide:

  • 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.

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 (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
Prof Paul James
Contact us
Genetic Medicine
Familial Cancer Centre
Fax
(03) 9342 4267
Address
The RMH Parkville
Level 2 Centre
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Referrals
Fax
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Last updated 18 March 2024