We provide specialist care of general infectious diseases, with an additional focus on imported and/or travel-associated infections.

Key points

  • Diagnosis and management of parasitic infections and other neglected tropical diseases
  • We welcome referrals of refugees, immigrants and travellers
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

We diagnose and manage parasitic infections and other neglected tropical diseases, including leprosy and Buruli ulcer.

This clinic works with Refugee Health to provide holistic, patient-centred care that respects and celebrates the diversity of our community. We use Interpreters & Cultural Support and Telehealth to enable access to specialist care.

We support the diagnosis and treatment of a range of infectious diseases, including:

  • General infectious diseases, including recurrent and/or chronic infection
  • Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)
  • Buruli ulcer (Bairnsdale ulcer)
  • Parasitic infections
  • Tropical medicine and travel related infection (for example, malaria)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral hepatitis

Who can use our service

We welcome referrals of refugees, immigrants and travellers who have (or may have) illnesses related to their time outside Australia, including referrals for further work-up and management of abnormalities detected in the course of immigrant screening.

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
Dr Beverley-Ann Biggs
Contact us
Refugee Health
Non urgent refugee care enquiries
(03) 9342 7000
Contact the switchboard to page Refugee Health
The RMH Parkville
Level 9 North
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 07 December 2022