We provide state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies and treatments for people with epilepsy.
- Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are offered
- Inpatient services are provided in a purpose-built unit within the clinical neuroscience ward at the RMH Parkville
What we do
Our CEP@RMH offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for patients with epilepsy and related disorders.
A comprehensive range of investigation tools are available including:
- High-resolution volumetric MRI
- Diffusion and perfusion MRI
- EEG source analysis
- Neuropsychiatry evaluation
Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are offered, including resective surgery, vagus nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation and dietary therapies.
Outpatient services are provided at both the RMH Parkville and the RMH Royal Park. Referrals are accepted from general practitioners (GPs), specialist clinics, and hospital wards across Melbourne and Victoria. Patients are also regularly referred from other parts of Australia as well as from overseas.
Inpatient services are provided in the purpose-built four-bed video-EEG monitoring (VEM) unit housed within the clinical neuroscience ward at the RMH Parkville for long-term scalp and intracranial recording.
More than 200 patients are monitored each year for clarification of diagnosis, classification of seizure type and epilepsy syndromes, as well as seizure localisation as an essential part of presurgical evaluation.
The CEP@RMH has developed into an internationally recognised epilepsy centre in both clinical service and research.
We run two outpatient clinics:
- First Seizure Clinic
- Epilepsy Assessment Clinic
First Seizure Clinic
This clinic is dedicated to the prompt assessment of people who have new onset seizures, as well as those for whom the diagnosis is less certain.
The First Seizure Clinic is held twice a week at the RMH Parkville. These clinics are dedicated to the prompt assessment of people who have new onset seizures, as well as those for whom the diagnosis is less certain.
Epilepsy Assessment Clinic
This clinic is for patients with established diagnosis of epilepsy who require long-term treatment and follow up.
The Epilepsy Assessment Clinic is held once a week at the RMH Parkville and twice a week at the RMH Royal Park. Patients with established diagnosis of epilepsy requiring long-term treatment are followed up.
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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.
Statewide referral criteria for clinicians strengthens referrals to specialised services in public hospitals and improves access to non-admitted services. You can browse or search by specialty or medical condition.
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 (if relevant)
- 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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