Infectious Diseases

Assessment and management of adult infectious disease.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

All THS Regions

Children under the age of 17 should be referred to Paediatrics

Hepatitis B and C should be referred to Gastroenterology

Sexually related conditions including HIV should be referred to Sexual Health Clinic


THS Southern Region Only

Refugees and recently arrived migrants should be referred to RAHAC.

Emergency conditions

Emergency conditions/symptoms include (not an exhaustive list):

  • Suspected mengingococcal disease
  • Septicaemia

Emergency patient should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.

Referral process

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians and include relevant available microbiology, serology and imaging investigations.

Referrals are registered by the clinic to who they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.

Asplenic patients - vaccine access: Please refer to this page for referral process and guidelines.

Clinic Appointments – Appointments are based on clinical priority:

Emergency

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6000  Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Urgent / category 1

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information