UPDATE | COVID-19 VACCINATION IN ADOLESCENTS FROM 12 YEARS OF AGE
In keeping with advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Melbourne Paediatric Specialists recommends children who are 12 – 18 years of age receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A two dose schedule using the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended.
Melbourne Paediatric Specialists is dedicated to the safe care of our patients.
Melbourne Paediatric Specialists is currently providing Telehealth consultations for new and existing patients. However, Face-to-face appointments at the clinic may be available for patients when clinically indicated.
VACCINATION: All staff at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists (practice admin team and practitioners) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
APPOINTMENTS AND REFERRALS
Before making an appointment:
Your child will need a referral letter from your GP to see a paediatric doctor at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.
(This includes a paediatrician, paediatric subspecialist or surgeon).
GP referrals are generally valid for 12 months only. After 12 months, you will need your GP to make a new referral. You will also need a new GP referral letter if you are attending for a new problem.
Note: referrals provided by a specialist are only valid for 3 months.
Although a GP referral is not essential for most allied health services (e.g. physiotherapist, psychologist, clinical nurse), in some cases, these services can be claimed through Medicare with a GP referral. If you are not sure, please call our reception staff to ask before your appointment.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Ph (03) 9948 5005
Our friendly reception staff will ensure an appropriate appointment is made for you by asking briefly about why your child needs an appointment.
Email a copy of your referral
We require a referral to be sent through to the clinic prior to booking an appointment - fax or email
For acute or urgent referrals, please ask your GP to contact us directly. Your GP may need to discuss your case with one of our paediatricians to arrange an early appointment.
Please email your GP referral letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax it to (03) 8376 6246
before your first appointment.
What to bring to your first appointment:
Referral letter from your GP if you have not already emailed or faxed it through
Your child’s Health and Development Record
(blue or green book)
Any previous assessments or reports for your child
(e.g. X-rays, blood tests, speech / psychology / cognitive assessments, school reports)
Please arrive with your child 10 mins prior to the time booked for your first appointment.
Call our friendly reception staff on
(03) 9948 5005
*Cancellation fees may apply to missed appointments.
Please contact the rooms at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment if you are unable to attend and/or need to reschedule your booked time.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PAEDIATRIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Appointments can be made with all our practitioners at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists with patient consultations at our specialist consulting suites designed for children next to the Royal Children's Hospital. Contact us for further information about making an appointment for your child and any questions regarding referrals and the services we provide.