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For patients transitioning from paediatric to young adult care.
The Mater Young Adult Endocrine Clinics are for young people aged between 16 and 25 years of age. The purpose of the clinics is to support young people to move from paediatric care to the Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane. The centre offers a number of clinical services and programs that have been developed with young people in mind.
The Mater Young Adult Endocrine Service will provide care to patients with the following conditions:
*Patients with Turner Syndrome will be seen in a specialised clinic
Please note young people with diabetes and other endocrine conditions will be seen in one of our other clinics. The referral process remains the same.
If you would like your patient to access the Mater Young Adult Endocrine service please provide the following information set out in our Referral Criteria.
Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:
Patients should be referred using the Mater Hospital Brisbane Outpatient Clinic Referral Form and can be faxed to 07 3163 1543.
Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority. All referrals will be assessed to determine the urgency at which patients will be seen.
- Severe thyroid dysfunction
- New diagnosed pituitary and adrenal disorders
** Turner Syndrome
- Klinefelter Syndrome
- Bone, Parathyroid and calcium disorders
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Mild thyroid dysfunction
Mater endeavours to see all priority patients within 30 days from GP referral
Mater endeavours to see all semi urgent patients within 3 months from GP referral
Mater endeavours to see all routine referrals within 12 months from GP referral
There are important principles in the effective transition of young people from paediatric to adult care. We recognise these and take them into consideration when transitioning young people:
Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.
If you wish to discuss a referral with a medical or nursing officer from this specialty, please contact the Young Adult Endocrine Service on 07 3163 2500.
Content reviewed 05/04/2017
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