To support our GPs during the rapidly changing pandemic, Monash Health is endeavouring to work closely with and support local GPs. This webpage will be our primary means of delivering up-to-date information to our primary health partners.
If you are a patient or visitor looking for information about COVID-19, please visit our information about coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
Medical practitioners seeking advice about COVID-19 (outside of testing and notification procedures) can call the Victorian Department of Health on 1300 651 160 and choose the ‘Specialist Medical Advice’ option. Pending demand, you may be asked to leave a message for return phone call.
The Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS) network has been created to address queries, safely vaccinate under supervision and enhance adult immunisation services in Victoria. The VicSIS network provides specialist vaccination services for people who have experienced an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) with a COVID-19 vaccine, or those who are identified as at risk of an AEFI (for example, people with a history of anaphylaxis). VicSIS can also provide specialist immunisation support, and provide a link between the key stakeholders, the Department of Health, SAEFVIC and hospital sites that form part of the network. Click here for more information.
The COVID-19 Positive Care Pathways program provides clinical care, monitoring and support for all people who test positive for COVID-19 in the Monash Health catchment. The program ensures clients who are at risk of deteriorating are identified early and are transitioned to higher levels of care.
If you have a pregnant patient with suspected or confirmed coronavirus, please contact the Pregnancy Assessment Unit via the hospital switchboard for triage advice.
To minimise outpatient attendances, many women will be managed via Telehealth for the first half or more of their pregnancy. In light of this, when making pregnancy referrals to Monash Health we ask that you please:
Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have queries regarding maternity care during this time. More information for health professionals is available via the Health professionals page on our Monash Women’s website.
Michael Smolen – Client Relationship Manager
For up-to-date information about Monash Health Imaging, please see the Monash Health Imaging webpage.
Learn how to access images online with Monash Health Imaging Vue Motion.
Kristy Grossmann – Client Relationship Manager
During the current COVID-19 crisis, our hospital resources continue to be directed away from non-urgent care, and we continue to be unable to see face to face outpatient consultations except where significant harm to the patient is imminent. In these extraordinary times, Monash Health Specialty Consulting (Outpatient Clinics) continues to ask GPs not to refer non-urgent patients.
Please manage your non-urgent patients as best you can until the COVID crisis is over. The excellent resources such as HealthPathways Melbourne may be useful. Many of the Monash Health outpatients are currently being managed through telehealth or telephone consultations to minimise risk of viral spread. Monash Health is currently considering all of the ways it can provide additional support to you in caring for your patients. We thank you for your support and understanding as we manage these challenges together
As this is a rapidly changing situation, please visit the Department of Health Victoria website for the latest updates.