In order for us to be able to accept your patient for review and treatment, referring GP’s/Medical Specialists are required to provide the following detail in your referral.
- full name
- address and phone numbers
- date of birth
- Indigenous status
- referring GP details
- health insurance details
- preferred language and interpreter requirements
- Medicare eligibility & number
- mobility needs.
- multiple pregnancies
- parity and gravida.
- small baby <2500g at term
- pre-term birth
- previous caesareans
- Rhesus isoimmunisation
- mid-trimester loss or
- miscarriage > 3.
- thalassemia / haemoglobinopathy
- current smoker
- DVT or pulmonary
- psychiatric disorders
- heart disease
- illicit drug use
- alcohol and other drugs
Investigations and results
- Hepatitis B and C
- blood group
- dating ultrasound
- HIV serology
- morphology 20-week ultrasound
- screening for Down syndrome.
Populate required information on the referral form then print and fax to the relevant outpatient department 03 8458 4254.
Essential referral content will be checked. You will be contacted if further information is required.
If requesting an urgent review please include relevant detail and results.
Acknowledgement of referral receipt will occur within eight working days.
The referral will be triaged by the specialist unit according to clinical criteria.
This determines how long the patient will have to wait for their genetics appointment.
Patients with urgent referrals are scheduled to be seen within one to two days.
Patients are allocated a genetics clinic appointment. The date for the appointment will depend on the urgency of the referral.
Both the referrer and patient are notified.
Referral contact details
For queries please contact:
Mercy Hospital for Women
163 Studley Road
Heidelberg Vic 3084
Phone: 03 8458 4346
Fax: 03 8458 4254
Clinics and services
Use these guidelines to refer patients for the following clinics and services:
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