Description of the services YADS clinics’ are multidisciplinary clinics staffed by both paediatric and adult consultant endocrinologists and diabetes nurse educators, a dietician and a social worker, and provides Point of Care HbA1C measurements. Fifteen year olds with diabetes are transferred from the MMC Paediatric Diabetes clinic to YADS, and are initially continued to be managed by the same paediatric consultant.

At the age of 18 – 19 years, over a period of 6 – 12 months the teenagers are prepared for transition to one of the YADS adult consultants, with continuity of consultant care maintained.

This clinic DOES NOT provide services for Non insulin dependent type 2 diabetes
GP Investigations to be performed  No prior investigations required at time of initial referral
Cost No charge for Medicare card holder, Veteran Affairs, TAC or Work cover patients
A charge does apply for Patients ineligible for Medicare
Where Monash Medical Centre – Outpatient Services
Level 2, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton
When Monday evenings 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2 evenings a month (usually 1st and 3rd Monday evening)
Staff By referring into this clinic you will be referring to one of the following practitioners:

  • A/Prof Christine Rodda (Clinic Head and paediatric endocrinologist)

Paediatric Endocrinologists

  • Dr Philip Bergman
  • Dr Justin Brown
  • Dr Peter Simm

Adult Endocrinologists:

  • Dr Anne Corbould
  • A/Prof Dennis Engler
  • Dr Samantha Hutchinson
  • Dr Sylvia Lim-Tio;
  • Dr Howard Zeimer
  • Dr Samantha Hutchison
  • Dr Georgia Soldatos
Referral process All referrals must be IN WRITING and addressed to:
A/Prof Christine Rodda (DACS)
42S Monash Medical Centre

  • Referrals can be faxed to Mrs Nellie Balm (YADS Administrator) on 9594 6067
  • Referrals must conform to the Referring Guidelines
  • Urgent referrals can be discussed with the Registrar by calling 9594 4342 after which a written referral must be completed with details of this discussion.

NB: GP’s are requested to refer onto this service using the Victorian Statewide Referral Form housed in most clinical software.  More information on VSRF – then click on Resources or contact your local Divisions of General Practice.

Internal referral process T: Extension 49888
F: 959 iCARE – 9594 2273
Referrals will be received by
    • GP
    • SH Emergency Department
    • Consultant at SH
    • SH Ward
    • SH Department
    • Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville
Last updated and approved December 2009
Clinic No. 275C