Oncologist Dr. Belinda Yeoh and a patient

Departments

Referrals

The Kidney Transplant Service welcomes referrals from general practitioners and specialists for pre- and post-transplant assessment and care of renal transplant recipients and living donors.

How to Refer

Referrals can be made directly to the Kidney Transplant Service, or via Austin Health Specialist Clinics.

A summary of clinic contacts for direct referrals is provided on this page.

eReferrals can be made via Austin Health Specialist Clinics. More information on eReferrals and Specalist Clinic Referrals is available here.

Should you wish to follow-up on the status of a referral, seek or provide further information in relation to a referral, please don't hesistate to contact our service.

Kidney Transplant Workup Clinic

This clinic is for individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease, or those already on dialysis, who require work-up, assessment, education, and listing for kidney transplantation.

Referrals should be addressed to:

Dr John Whitlam
Kidney Transplant Workup Clinic
Kidney Transplant Service
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Ph: +61 3 9496 5685
Fax: +61 3 9496 5123

Please include with referrals any investigations performed to date, as well as other relevant correspondence.

Post-Kidney Transplant Clinic

This clinic provides holistic longterm care to recipients with a functioning kidney transplant.

Referrals should be addressed to:

Dr John Whitlam
Post-Kidney Transplant Clinic
Kidney Transplant Service
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Ph: +61 3 9496 5685
Fax: +61 3 9496 5123

For transplant recipients transferring care from another health service, please include a summary of the relevant transplant history and latest investigations with the referral.

Living Kidney Donor Clinic

This clinic provides the following services:

  • Comprehensive medical and surgical assessment and education of living kidney donor candidates (people wishing to donate a kidney for transplantation)
  • Long-term post-transplant monitoring and care of kidney donors to ensure health and wellbeing

Referrals should be addressed to:

Dr Natasha Cook
Living Kidney Donor Clinic
Department of Nephrology
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Ph: +61 3 9496 5685
Fax: +61 3 9496 5123

For new referrals from general practitioners, it is advised that donor candidates are first discussed with our living donor coordinator to ensure basic suitability prior to attending the clinic.

Renal Surgery Clinic

This clinic provides the following services:

  • Surgical assessment of kidney transplant recipient candidates (people seeking to receive a kidney transplant)
  • Management of surgical complications following kidney transplantation
  • Evaluation and management of general surgical problems in kidney transplant recipients and people on dialysis
  • Establishment and maintenance of peritoneal dialysis access

Referrals should be addressed to:

Mr Ian Michell
Renal Surgery Clinic
Department of Nephrology
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Ph: +61 3 9496 5685
Fax: +61 3 9496 5123