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People seek genetic counselling when they have concerns about their health or the health of their children with conditions which may be inherited.
Our Clinical Genetics service is a a team of clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors, medical oncologists and support staff, working together with other Austin Health specialists.
Our team provides genetic counselling which helps people make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing through genetic diagnosis, counselling and support.
Appointments are government funded and there are no out-of-pocket costs for attending an appointment.
We work with individuals, their families and their doctors to provide the following services:
We provide genetic counselling services at Austin Hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women, Northern Health and in the community.
Clinical genetic services are provided to children and adults for many general and subspeciality conditions.
We run the following clinics:
We provide genetic counselling services at various locations including:
Some specialist clinics can only be offered at specific locations.
Familial Cancer Clinics are also held in the following regional locations:
You will be offered an appointment either in person or where possible via Telehealth (video call).
Prenatal services for the north east of Melbourne and Victoria are coordinated by the Clinical Genetics team at Mercy Hospital for Women.
You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health practitioner to access this service.
If you are concerned about a genetic risk in your family, you are welcome to contact our genetic counsellors. A referral will be required prior to arranging an appointment.
Phone: 03 9496 3027
Fax: 03 9496 4385
Level 8, Harold Stokes Building
145 Studley Rd