We provide treatment, care and support for people with metabolic disorders.

Key points

  • We provide care to people with metabolic diseases across Victoria and Tasmania
  • We are a team of specialist doctors, nurses and dietitians
  • We care for women who have inborn errors of metabolism wishing to conceive
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our service provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients with:

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Urea cycle disorders
  • Homocystinuria
  • Organic acidurias
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Lysosomal storage disorders including mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)
  • Other disorders of carbohydrate, fat or amino acid metabolism
  • Other recognised genetic metabolic disorders

We provide specialised care for women with inborn errors of metabolism wishing to conceive. 

A team of specialist doctors, nurses and dietitians provide care to all preconception, pregnant and postpartum women across Victoria and Tasmania with genetic metabolic conditions.

Who can use our service

Patients 18 years and over living in Victoria and Tasmania with a diagnosed or suspected genetic metabolic condition.

Our clinics

Metabolic Diseases Unit Clinic
The RMH Elizabeth St
Metabolic Diseases Nutrition Clinic
The RMH Elizabeth St
For patients
For health professionals

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

Links & documents

Health.vic: Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) program
The IEM program helps people with protein metabolic disorders pay for their specialised food.
Head of service
Dr Timothy Fazio
Chief Medical Information Officer, Head of Unit, Metabolic Diseases Unit
Contact us
Metabolic Diseases Unit (MDU)
Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.30pm (excluding public holidays)
(03) 9342 4808
The RMH Elizabeth St
635 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
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Last updated 17 October 2022