Geriatric Medicine Community Consultation Service (GMCCS)

Service overview

The Geriatric Medicine Community Consultation Service (GMCCS) is a St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne program where a Geriatrician assesses older patients in their private home or their residential care facility. They will perform a thorough comprehensive geriatric assessment which covers multiple domains including medical issues, medications, cognition, function and mood. A comprehensive management plan is recommended to the GP to optimise the health, function and quality of life of an older person.

Team members

A St Vincent’s Hospital Geriatrician

Administrative staff

Service delivery

The GMCCS assessment is an elective service with patients seen within a few weeks of referral receipt.

GMCCS will contact either patient or carer at home, or the Aged Care Service to organise the review.

All assessments are bulk-billed

Eligibility criteria

  • Live in the City of Boroondara, Yarra or Darebin
  • Patients must be agreeable to the assessment and home visit
  • Medically stable, not requiring urgent review
  • Age over 65 years
  • Not able to attend outpatient services (not necessarily for physical issues)
  • Patients who may benefit from GMCCS include those who have complex medical problems and
  • Geriatric Syndromes (e.g. memory issues, cognitive decline, falls, incontinence)
  • Multiple medications for review (>5 medications)
  • Taking high risk medications (antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, long term antibiotics)
  • At high risk of falls/previous fractures/pressure injuries
  • Recent changes in ability to function
  • Recent changes in usual behaviour/physical or verbal aggression
  • Recurrent hospital presentations
  • Complex social or psychosocial issues
  • Not able/willing to leave their home

Referral process

GP or nurse practitioner referral requesting a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and email to

Referral form (Word document) or use your own referral template including the same information.

Contact details