Clinics and Referral Information

Clinical care

The Department of Gastroenterology at St Vincent's Hospital provides a comprehensive range of consultative and diagnostic procedures in gastroenterology.  It has a particular interest in chronic viral hepatitis and other liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy and oesophageal disorders.

Specialist Clinics

General Gastroenterology Clinic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinics
Liver Clinics 
  • The liver clinic is held on Friday mornings
  • Hepatitis Clinic, St Vincent’s Hospital Campus (the hepatitis clinic is held on Wednesday mornings)
  • Hepatitis Clinic, Werribee Mercy Hospital Campus (the hepatitis clinic in Werribee is held on Thursday mornings) 
  • HCV treatment – request for consultation for GP prescription of HCV medicines 
  • Referral Templates and Pre-Referral Guidelines
Functional Gut Clinic
Obesity Management Clinic
  • The obesity management Clinic is held on Thursday mornings
  • please fax referrals to (03) 9231 3590
  • Referral criteria: BMI 35kg/m2 with medical co-morbidities that will improve with weight loss

Referral Information

Referral Templates for Gastrointestinal / Colorectal / Upper Gastrointestinal Specialist Clinics:

Referral of patients to these clinics MUST be made using the templates below:

Endoscopy Referral Guidelines:

Referral Templates for Hepatitis C Treatment Request: 

Referral Forms and Guidelines

Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialist Clinics

To improve access and appropriateness of Gastroenterology referrals to public hospitals, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has developed statewide referral criteria. These can be viewed at


Diagnostic Services


  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, pillcam, specialized endoscopic procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, push enteroscopy, endoscopic stenting, double-balloon endoscopy, HALO radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic surgical dissection 
  • Patients requiring endoscopy must be assessed in gastroenterology clinic prior to the procedure – please refer patients for an appointment
  • Refer to the Endoscopy page for more information

Liver Fibroscan

  • An appointment for a liver fibroscan can be made by completing the Fibroscan Request Form and FAX to: (03) 9231 3590

Oesophageal manometry, pH monitoring

The Department provides a comprehensive oesophageal motility service, including 24 hour pH probe. Appointments can be made by completing the following referral form. If you have an urgent enquiry please call the manometry nurse co-ordinator on (03) 9231 3529

Hepatitis Nurse Consultants

Hepatitis nurse consultants co-ordinate care for our patients with chronic viral hepatitis:

  • Ensure that patients who are treatment candidates or have advanced liver disease are reviewed in a timely manner
  • Provide support to patients undergoing treatment for Hepatitis. 
  • Provide individual education and advice to GPs about hepatitis and the appropriate management 
  • Support GPs to participate in the hepatitis shared care program
  • Co-ordinate GP requests for consultation for prescription of HCV medicines


Susanne Glasgow and Kate New: 
Tel: (03) 9231 2259
Fax: (03) 9231 3489

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse Consultants

IBD nurse consultants co-ordinate care for our patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease being treated with biological agents (anti-TNF therapy):

  • Assess patient’s suitability for biological (anti-TNF) treatment for IBD in compliance with the Medicare guidelines and to ensure patients Receive such appropriate drug treatments
  • Educate patients  adequately regarding biologic therapy for IBD (particularly self-managed), 
  • Monitor patients throughout their course of therapy in consultation with the treating gastroenterologist


IBD Helpline/IBD Nurse Consultant:
Tel: (03) 9231 3592
Fax: (03) 9231 3644


  • Patient enquiries Tel: (03) 9231 3475 
  • GP enquiries Tel: (03) 9231 2898
    Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm, or please leave a message.
  • FAX referrals to: (03) 9231 3489
  • Lead nurse Tel: (03) 9231 3225
  • Referral officer Tel: (03) 9231 1256