How to refer a patient to Monash Children’s Hospital
For unwell children who need to be seen urgently, it is best to arrange safe transport to the emergency department.
For emergency transfer of unwell patients, health professionals will need to contact Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) on 1300 137 650. Our accepting team would also appreciate a phone call to ensure we understand the child and family’s needs prior to their arrival.
For all other referrals
Non-urgent medical conditions should be directed to our specialist consulting services.
All outpatient appointments are made by contacting Monash Specialist Consulting via the contact details below, with the exception of the following services:
- Respiratory and Sleep Medicine (03 9594 2900)
- Children’s Cancer Centre (03 9594 7660)
- Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre (9594 4001)
- Early in Life Mental Health Service (1300 369 012)
Please visit the relevant page for referral details of these services.
To refer a patient, please send your referral to the Monash Specialist Consulting team (outpatient services) at Monash Children’s Hospital, via:
Phone: (03) 8572 3004
Fax: (03) 9594 3698
Each service and department have suggested criteria for referral and pre-appointment work up. To access this information for a specific service, please visit the relevant page via Our Services or refer to the table below.
Head of Unit
Ear, Nose and Throat
Endocrinology and Diabetes
Nephrology and Continence
Health professionals can use the GP Referral Template (previously known as the Victorian Statewide Referral Form) to refer a patient.
This tool is housed in most major clinical software or can be downloaded from http://www.nhv.org.au/general-practice/2015/3/11/gp-referral-template
Please note that we cannot ask for indefinite referrals. The duration of the referral is at the discretion of the referring doctor. The usual referral is for 12 months.
Paediatricians from regional hospitals wanting advice or to refer a child for inpatient care, should phone (03) 8572 3004 and ask for the relevant specialist or general paediatrician on call.