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Infectious Diseases Clinic

Scope

The Infectious Diseases Clinic, working in conjunction with the Refugee Health Clinic, runs each Tuesday morning. Children under 18 years of age are seen in the Paediatric Refugee Clinic every Tuesday.

Patients who require urgent attention for an infectious disease should present to the Geelong Hospital Emergency Department with an accompanying referral letter.

The clinic is facilitated by a clinical nurse consultant (CNC) and is linked with community services for ongoing refugee care.

Click here for information on our Refugee Health Clinic.

To access the Victorian Refugee Health Network website, click here.

 Referral Process

  • Complete medical outpatients referral template (see link to the right)
  • All referrals should be faxed to Outpatients
  • All referrals are triaged for suitability and urgency
  • Provision of appropriate clinical information within the "reason for patient referral" section of the referral form is essential for accurate triaging and access to services. This will also assist with arranging appropriate Allied Health assessments where necessary
  • Both GP & patient will be notified of receipt of referral and expected waiting time for appointment
  • Both GP & patient will be notified if a referral has been rejected

Reassessment Process

If patients have a change in health status linked to a current referral and require reassessment, updated referral information should be forwarded.

Last Modified: Friday, 15 February 2019

Contact

Clinic Schedule: Tuesday mornings

Address: 73 - 79 Little Ryrie St, Geelong

Phone Numbers:

Outpatient enquiries: 03 4215 1396

GP hotline: If you wish to discuss the triage of your patient or require additional information about your patient's referral, please ring the GP hotline on 03 4215 1398 (for doctors only).

Fax: Outpatient referrals: 03 4215 1383