Clinics & services

Diabetes Care Management & Assessment Service (DCAS)

Diabetes Care Management & Assessment Service (DCAS) referrals

We accept referrals from GPs, specialists and other health practitioners.

Refer your patient

For internal referrals

Cerner for inpatients – HIP Community Programs

Phone: HIP Central Intake, Ext 2211, press 1

For community referrers

Diabetes Care management & Assessment Service (DCAS) 

Phone: 03 9496 2211

Fax: 03 9496 4337

Email :

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Find out more about referring your patient to our specialist clinic services.

Key information for referrers

DCAS is a multi-disciplinary team which includes endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dieticians and access to other allied health practitioners, including a psychologist. Clinics are conducted weekly and an outreach service will soon be available to provide diabetes education & dietary advice and information in the community.

Our target population are adults with diabetes (type 1 or type 2, or steroid induced) who:

  • are at imminent risk of ED presentation and/or admission, and/or
  • have had an unplanned hospital admission in the past 12 months (for any reason), and/or
  • require assistance to manage multiple complex issues/needs, ie have chronic, complex care needs, complex psycho-social and/or age-related needs.

DCAS includes diabetes nurse educator and dietician - these services are not available separately.

GP Referrals must include:

  • Medical history
  • Current medications list
  • Blood tests less than 3 months old (pathology requirements – fasting glucose, lipids, HDL, HbA1c, LFT, UE, FBC, MSU, Spot urine alb/creat ratio)

Our catchment area

Distance from Austin Health is not a barrier for clients attending centre-based services, however we encourage referral to the clients nearest service.

Wait time

The current wait time for this service is 4 to 6 weeks from receipt of referral.

Alternative local services