Paediatric infectious disease clinic

Description of the services  The Clinic will provide a focus for a range of issues related to infections in children. Specific examples include long term follow-up of children with complicated infections including HIV and TB, infectious diseases in immigrant children, acute travel related infections and during the convalescent phase of illness following discharge from the wards. Children with recurrent or persistent infections and infants at risk of acquiring infections at birth, such as Hepatitis B and C, would be appropriate for referral to the clinic.
The Paediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic will not be able to provide a travel advisory service for healthy children unless unusual circumstances apply. Doctors should discuss possible referrals with the unit registrar (via MMC: 03 9594 6666) if clarification is needed.
Eligibility criteria
 With referral from GP or paediatrician
GP Investigations to be performed

 None, although prior discussion of referral with Paediatric ID team may lead to appropriate investigations specific to referrals

Cost  Nil to clients eligible for Medicare.
Note: Patients ineligible for Medicare will be charged a fee for all services provided
Where  Monash Medical Centre, Clinic A Outpatients, Level 2
When Monday mornings – fortnightly
Staff
  •  four consultants (one currently on maternity leave) 
  • registrar
  • immunisation nurse(from July/August 2010)
External referral process 1300 3 iCARE - ACCESS UNIT

T:
1300 3 iCARE - 1300 342 273
F: 959 iCARE - 9594 2273

NB: GP’s are requested to refer onto this service using the Victorian Statewide Referral Form housed in most clinical software.  More information on VSRF – www.gpv.org.au then click on Resources or contact your local Divisions of General Practice.
Internal referral process T: Extension 49888
F: 959 iCARE – 9594 2273
Referrals will be received by
  • General practitioners
  • Consultants in relevant medical and surgical disciplines
  • Department of Health Communicable Diseases staff
  • Other practitioners following discussion as needed
Last updated and approved  June 2010