We provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to patients with infectious diseases.

Key points

  • Direct inpatient care in a dedicated ward at RMH
  • Consultative services to patients being cared for by other RMH services
  • Outpatient services by referral, including viral hepatitis, travel and tropical diseases, refugee and immigrant health, community acquired and health-care associated infections, HIV infection, and tuberculosis
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

We have a strong focus on links with public health, hospital-acquired infections and optimisation of antibiotic use.

We provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases services, with a special focus on travel-related and tropical infections, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and hospital-acquired infections, and antimicrobial stewardship.

The RMH is prepared to treat patients with highly contagious infectious diseases, with a purpose-built infectious disease ward, ICU and laboratory facilities, and appropriately trained staff.

Find out more about VIDS.

Our clinics

Infectious Diseases Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Infectious Diseases Clinic Telehealth
The RMH Parkville
Medicare Telehealth
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 James McCarthy
Director, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service
Contact us
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service
General enquiries
Telehealth enquiries
(03) 9342 7212
VIDS Administration
(03) 9342 8961
VIDS Administration alternative number
(03) 9342 4234
Specialist Clinics referrals
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Last updated 14 March 2023