The hospital referral form should be completed and faxed to the Mercy Hospital for Women Maternity service at (fx) 03 8458 4205. We will check the referral content and contact you if any further information is required. An acknowledgement that we have received the referral will occur within 8 working days.
How do I refer a patient to a Mercy Perinatal clinic?
Referrals to the Department of Perinatal Medicine, Mercy Hospital for Women, can be made using the forms provided below. We request detailed information on the reason for referral, test results from the current pregnancy (including routine booking investigations) and patient demographic information.
What is the waiting period for appointments?
We endeavour to respond quickly to all referrals and prioritise women according to medical need. Urgent referrals are seen within 14 days or less, depending on the clinical situation. If you wish to speak to one of our medical staff to discuss the priority of your referral, our maternal fetal medicine fellow is available through the hospital switchboard. After-hours emergencies should be discussed with the obstetric registrar on call, who will liaise with the maternal fetal medicine or obstetric consultant of the day.
What if my patient has a suspected fetal anomaly?
We have a Fetal Intake Worker on site Monday to Friday to look after urgent matters relating to suspected fetal abnormalities and to see women at short notice to coordinate care and support. If you wish to arrange a tertiary obstetric ultrasound for a suspected fetal anomaly, please contact our Fetal Intake Worker directly, who will ensure that appropriate ultrasound appointments and clinical review are arranged for your patient. Our Fetal Intake worker can be contacted in Perinatal Genetics department on (ph) 03 8458 4346, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- All Mercy Hospital for Women referrals
(fx) 03 8458 4205
- Department of Genetics (fetal intake worker for urgent referrals)
(ph) 03 8458 4346
- Department of Perinatal Medicine reception
(ph) 03 8458 4248
(fx) 03 8458 4504
- Fetal surveillance unit/ Pregnancy day assessment centre
(ph) 03 8458 4267
Other Mercy Hospital for Women phone numbers
- Mercy Hospital for Women switchboard 03 8458 4444
- Medical Imaging 03 8458 4300
- Emergency Department 03 8458 4000
- Interpreter Office 03 8458 4288 / 4282
- Parent Education 03 8458 4152
- Breastfeeding Support 03 8458 4676 / 4677
Where are we located?
Department of Perinatal Medicine
Mercy Hospital for Women
163 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC 3084