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The Sleep Clinic is at the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital. Children from infancy through to 18 years of age are evaluated for all types of sleep problems.
The clinic has links to medical and surgical ENT services at RCH and The Melbourne Children's Sleep Unit at Monash Medical Centre.
Patients are bulk billed for their consultations and therefore will need a referral letter from their local doctor or paediatrician.
Up to one third of families have concerns about their child's sleeping patterns which can have a major impact on the performance of the child at home and school, and on family functioning.
Problems seen include:
Clinic staff include consultant paediatricians, senior paediatric trainees and clinic coordinators. There may be teaching and research activities in the clinic.
When a sleep study is required, this is arranged at the Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre, based at Monash Medical Centre.
Patients are followed up back in the Sleep Clinic with the sleep study results.
To make an appointment for this clinic, a referral from the child's doctor needs to be forwarded to the Community Child Health Specialist Clinic.
Forward a referral to the clinic via:
Fax: (03) 9345 5034
Phone: (03) 9345 6180
Once the referral has been received, the child's family will receive a letter in the mail inviting them to make an appointment time.
All clinics are held at the Specialist Clinics of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
Visit the Specialist Clinics page for more information.
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.