Infectious diseases (Public Clinic)

Eastern Health accepts referrals for a general infectious diseases clinic that runs weekly on a Monday afternoon at Box Hill Hospital.

Address

2 North, Building B, Box Hill Hospital, Nelson Rd, Box Hill 3128

Contact

P 1300 342 255 or 1300 EH Call F 9839 6733 

Hours

Mondays - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Car Parking
2 hours meter car parking
Public Transport
Train to Box Hill Station Bus service to hospital

 

Conditions that we accept referrals for include:

  • HIV
  • Mycobacterial infections including tuberculosis
  • Travel-related and tropical infections
  • Complex or chronic bacterial infections
  • Management of latent infections in immunocompromised individuals
  • Follow up of occupational and non-occupational exposures

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. For urgent concerns we encourage clinicians to contact the on-call ID registrar or physician through the hospital switchboard via 1300 342 255. Acutely unwell patients can also be directed to the Emergency Department at any time.

Outpatient clinic referrals should include:

  • Patient demographics including current contact information
  • Medical history and allergies
  • The clinical question or reason for referral
  • Copies of relevant investigations
  • Your details and provider number

Taking time to ensure key information is included will help to ensure your patient is patient is appropriately triaged.

For referrals regarding suspected or confirmed tuberculosis, please use the following pathway: TB referral pathway (PDF, 226KB)

For referrals regarding viral hepatitis, please see the Eastern Health gastroenterology service here:

https://www.easternhealth.org.au/services/item/527-gastroenterology-department

For referrals regarding chronic lower limb ulcers, diabetic feet and foot osteomyelitis, consider referral to the Eastern Health vascular surgery clinic here: https://www.easternhealth.org.au/services/item/431-vascular-medicare-bulk-billed