In July 2020, the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) COVID-19 follow-up clinic was initiated to support COVID-19 positive​ children and their families. The clinic provides acute care and long-term follow-up via telehealth services. Face-to-face appointments are also available (after being cleared from isolation or quarantine).

The clinic aims:

  • To provide clinical support/advice to COVID-19 positive children/families soon after diagnosis with long term follow-up care
  • To provide links to long-term primary health care networks and GP’s
  • To support vulnerable children and families
  • To provide investigations as needed
  • To offer children and families the opportunity to participate in research projects (e.g. SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing)

Clinic details:

  • Time: Wednesdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Referral by a GP or specialist:

  • External referrals can be made here
  • Specialty: General Medicine
  • Provider: Dr Shidan Tosif
  • Department: COVID Clinic
  • Diagnosis: COVID follow-up​

Authors: Daniela Say (MVEC Immunisation Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)

Reviewed by: Shidan Tosif (Consultant Paediatrician, the Royal Children’s Hospital)

Date: February 7, 2022

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