We are a very large team who specialise in infectious diseases. Some doctors and nurses are further specialised in specific diseases. We work to prevent and to treat illness, disability and death caused by a wide range of infectious diseases.
What we do
The Infectious Diseases service includes:
- an inpatient unit - dealing with a wide range of infectious issues that require admission to hospital
- a hospital wide consult service for patients with infective issues who are admitted under other units in the hospital
- outpatient clinics
We run outpatient clinics every day specialising in a variety of areas. Find out more about our infectious diseases clinics.
We also operate a Travel Medicine Clinic for people who are planning to travel and wish to discuss their infectious diseases risks and preventative measures.
Who we care for
We provide care and treatment for people who are:
- in hospital
- referred to our specialist consulting clinics
- admitted under Hospital in the Home
How to access this service
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a day procedure
- Responsible adult carer to stay with you to hear instructions, help you and take you home
- Comfortable day clothes, such as a tracksuit
For an overnight (or longer) stay
- Dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
- Personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, shaving cream, shaver, toothpaste and deodorant
- Something to do, like a book, a magazine or an iPad/tablet with headphones
Don’t bring (for an overnight or longer stay)
- Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash
- Valuables, such as jewellery or watches
|Infectious Diseases Clinic||The Alfred||55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004|
|Travel Medicine Clinic||The Alfred||99 Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004|