Green Room Specialist Clinic

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Melbourne Sexual Health Centre offers a specialist clinic, The Green Room, for people living with HIV. All doctors and nurses in this clinic are specialists in HIV medicine.  

Opening hours

See a Doctor by appointment only

Monday – Friday:               8.30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                                           1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Green Room clients can walk in to see the nurse at these times:

Monday – Friday:               8.30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                                           1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Services available

  • Routine HIV - related monitoring tests
  • Treatment: Anti-retroviral drugs and some other HIV related medicines are supplied by our onsite pharmacy. 
  • Counselling 
  • Referrals to other appropriate health services    

Contact

Phone: 03 93416214
Fax:      03 93416277

 

GP referral request

 

From July 2020, we ask that all Medicare card holders bring an indefinite referral letter from their GP when they have a booked appointment with their doctor in The Green Room.

 

 


FAQ Green Room specialist clinic

What will change in The Green Room HIV Service from July 2020?

If you have a Medicare card, we will ask you to bring an indefinite referral letter from your GP

There is no change to the service provided by the doctors, nurses and pharmacy.

There remains no out of pocket cost to you for your healthcare at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

What about my HIV medications?

Your access to pharmacy and your medications will remain unchanged.

Why do I need to get a GP referral?

By providing us with a GP referral, we will routinely write to your GP updating them on the care we are providing you. This is known as a specialist referral model, which is routine practice between GPs and specialists.

 

Will I need to bring a referral each time?

If your GP writes you an indefinite referral, you should only need to do this once.

Will I ever need to get another indefinite referral from my GP?

If you change your GP or your GP moves to another practice, then we will need a new indefinite referral.

I haven’t been asked for a GP referral in the past, why is this changing?

We believe that the specialist referral model strengthens the relationship between you, your GP and your HIV specialist . Adapting the way we use Medicare bring us in line  with other Alfred Health outpatient  services.

What if I don’t have Medicare?

There will be no change to the service we provide to people without Medicare.

What if I don’t have a GP, or haven’t told a GP about my HIV status?

Our staff can help you find a GP if you would like us to. Please call us in The Green Room if you would like to talk to us about this.

Can I still see my regular Doctor at MSHC?

Yes, you can still see your regular doctor.

What happens if I forget my GP referral?

We will remind you before your visit that we ask for a GP referral. If you forget we will still provide your care as usual, but ask that you remember for your next visit, as this is the new model of care in The Green Room.

What if I have any questions?

You can call The Green Room on 03 93416214 or speak with your nurse or doctor when you have your next appointment.

You can call 9341 6200 and ask to be put through to Pharmacy if you would like to speak with them.