We provide treatment, care and support for people with metabolic disorders.
- 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
What we do
Our service provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients with:
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Urea cycle disorders
- 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.
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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
We do not accept email referrals.
What to include in your referral
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
Urgent and after-hours support
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.
Referrals should include correspondence from other specialists, genetic results and biopsy results
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).
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.
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