Staff from our COVID-19 screening clinic, dressed in protective equipmentStaff from our COVID-19 screening clinic, dressed in protective equipmentStaff from our COVID-19 screening clinic, dressed in protective equipment

Clinics & services

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases

We care for and treat people who have infectious diseases.

About us

Our department has close links with the Department of Microbiology at Austin Health.

Some of our infectious diseases physicians are also medical microbiologists. 

We also work closely with government and with the University of Melbourne.

We have a strong focus on research that helps to understand and combat infectious diseases issues relevant to the Australian community.

Find out more about research.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • A full range of inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases services to Austin Health as well as to a number of regional hospitals in Victoria

Our clinics

We run the following clinics:

  • Coronavirus Screening Clinic
  • Drug & Antibiotic Allergy Service 
  • Infectious Diseases Clinic
  • Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic (not running until further notice)
  • Immunocompromised Host Clinic (which focuses on preventing infection for people who are immunocompromised, such as cancer and organ transplant patients)
  • Infectious Diseases Hospital in the Home Clinic

Referrals

For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access our clinics.

For health professionals

Please send referrals to:

Fax: 03 9496 6677

Email: infectious.diseases@austin.org.au

For enquiries about Infectious Diseases clinic appointments, please contact:

Phone: 03 9496 6708 or 03 9496 6676

Contact us

Infectious Diseases Department

Phone: 03 9496 6676

Fax: 03 9496 6677

Email: infectious.diseases@austin.org.au

Location

Level 7, Harold Stokes Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

View location map

Postal address

Infectious Diseases Department
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084