Minister launches State-wide service to help women with PCOS



The Hon Minister Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services opened the long anticipated PCOS Service of Excellence at the Monash Medical Centre in Clayton last month.

The Hon Minister Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services opened the long anticipated PCOS Service of Excellence at the Monash Medical Centre in Clayton last month.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition which has profound impacts on affected girls and women. This is the first state-wide PCOS service that will greatly address access and equity to high-quality, evidence-based care for girls and women of Victoria.   This unique service is also the first of its kind nationally.

What the Service provides

  • Specialist doctors:           
    • Endocrinologists          
    • Gynaecologists
  • Group education session on PCOS,  long-term complications, healthy   lifestyle strategies and diabetes prevention
  • Telehealth for regional women  
  • Education resources
  • Dietitian/health coach services
  • Care plan summaries to assist GPs in longer-term care
  • Laser hair removal for patients medically assessed for suitability ($40 out of pocket per 20 minute consultation).

The PCOS public clinic runs fortnightly on Friday afternoons at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

To attend the clinic
Patients will need their medical practitioner to complete the GP Statewide Referral Form including all relevant investigation results and fax to:  Fax (03) 9594 6629.

Where to find us
Monash Medical Centre Clayton 
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton
Special Medicine Building
Turn right at the main round-a-bout, 200 metres on right–small brick building

If you have any queries please call (03) 9594 2622