Helping young adults and adolescents to cope with metabolic disorders of the body.
Update Stage 4 Restrictions – August 6 Announcement
We are still open and here for you.
As the COVID-19 landscape is evolving, we would like to reinforce that we remain open at this time. The government recommendations and new restrictions still allow for you to leave your home to attend medical and/or health appointments, this includes Specialists, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, etc. outside your 5km radius.
The health and safety of our patients is our top priority so please rest assured that we have implemented stringent measures in our practice to ensure that we are able to keep our doors open to our patients.
If you can’t come to us, we can come to you through Telehealth, via video conferencing or phone call. We understand that attending face-to-face is not viable for all patients and this will allow us to continue providing care for your child. For more information on telehealth appointments or our new measures please feel free to contact us on (03) 9108 7809 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comprehensive Paediatric Services at a Single Location
Our team consists of carefully selected highly skilled paediatric specialists and allied health professionals, experienced paediatric nurses who all excel in their respective fields and work seamlessly together sharing our vision to deliver all-inclusive paediatric treatments in a friendly, supportive and safe environment.
Highly Skilled Specialists
Our team consists of carefully selected highly skilled paediatric specialists and allied health professionals.
Child Friendly Clinic
Consulting rooms that are imaginatively-themed to create a calming, comforting atmsphere for children.
Local Educational Hub
A local educational hub, sharing our medical knowledge and resources to empower out local community of medical professionals.
Team of Doctors qualified in variety of fields are here to help and assist your child’s health issues.
Our experienced paediatricians and professional allied health staff offer a high standard of patient focused healthcare delivered with empathy and respect.
Combining years of experience our inter-referral system means we encompass a wide range of clinical multidisciplinary team services in one location.
To deliver excellent quality medical care to all of our patients.
To focus on building strong doctor-patient relationships, with families having easy access to our health professionals.
Monday 9.00am – 5.00pmTuesday 9.00am – 6.00pmWednesday 9.00am – 6.00pmThursday 9.00am – 6.00pmFriday 9.00am – 5.00pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
Brighton Health Care for Kids
At Brighton Health Clinic for Kids, our experienced paediatricians and professional allied health staff work together and share our vision to manage a wide range of clinical problems as a multidisciplinary team in one location. Our team consists of 17 clinicians and continues to grow. We have general paediatric clinics and MDT clinics such as unsettled baby clinics, weight management clinics and ASD assessment clinics.
Our professional have hands-on clinical skills to diagnose, assess, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability.
Dietitians helping and prescribing prescription diets for people suffering from specific medical conditions to improve their health.
Paediatric Doctors providing medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill together with preventive health services.
Team of professionals who provide assessment, evaluation services, psychological testing and treatment for you and your child.
Our podiatrists can help treat the feet that has ingrown toenails, fallen arches, calluses, heel spurs, deformities such as bunion or hammertoes, muscle weakness and skin and nail changes.
Paediatric speech therapy service providing assessments and treatment to children of all ages from toddlers to adolescents.
Occupational Therapists helping patients recover and/or develop skills necessary for activities of daily living.
Dr. Barry Kras's areas of interest include ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder and associated Developmental and Behavioural problems and participates in Multi-Disciplinary assessments of children and adolescents with these issues.
Dr Livia Rivera-Woll is a consultant endocrinologist with a special interest in the management of type 1 diabetes in young adults as well as adolescents transitioning into adult care.
Charlotte is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in both private health and public system.
Dr Melinda has experience in the management of children of all ages from neonates to adolescents and has a special interest in paediatric infectious diseases and managing neurological disorders such as seizures, weakness and headaches.
Brighton Health Care for Kids news & Events
Book an Appointment
You will find many answers to common questions about our clinic. Please take your time to review some of the questions here that may apply to you.
In some cases yes, you would need to have a doctors referral to make an appointment. But, please complete the online appointment form and someone from our office will call you to talk with about your needs.
A referral provides information about you and your condition so that our specialists:
- are aware of relevant background information
- know exactly what they are being asked to do
A referral is also used to indicate that the consultation or test you’re being referred for is clinically important, and that Medicare should cover at least part of the cost.
Most referrals from general practitioners to specialists are limited to 12 months. Referrals from specialists and consultant physicians to other specialists are limited to 3 months unless the patient is admitted to hospital.
Ask your general practitioner or doctor to write you a referral.
You can choose the individual specialist you want to be referred to or ask your doctor to recommend someone. The doctor can address it to a particular person or make a general referral without using the name of the specialist (for example, addressing it to “Dear psychiatrist”.)
If your regular GP knows you well, they might be happy to provide a referral without seeing you in person.
But in general, it is better to make an appointment to get a referral. That way, you are more likely to have the referral contain the sort of information you want it to.
Our specialists will still be able to see you however Medicare will not cover any costs if you visit without a referral.
Referrals to our allied health professionals are not necessary but as mentioned earlier, you will not be able to attract a Medicare rebate.
Referrals for allied health professionals differ from specialists and depending on the service you are after you may need to acquire a “Mental Health Plan” or “Care Plan” from your GP. Please contact one of our friendly staff to enquire about the specific referral you will need to see your required allied health professional.