Minister launches State-wide PCOS Service to help women with PCOS

Last Friday, November 10 2017, 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.

The PCOS Service is a unique state-wide service and is the first Service of its kind nationally. The Service is co-designed by women affected by PCOS and staffed with a multidisciplinary team who are world leaders in PCOS.   

This Service has been supported by funding from the state government and is affiliated with the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in PCOS. It is a public clinic offered through Monash Health.

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 Clinic runs fortnightly on Friday  afternoons at Monash Medical Centre Clayton.

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.

To attend the clinic

You will need to get your 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

L to R:

Professor Helena Teede, Director, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation; Ms Veryan McAllister, President POSSA; the Hon Minister Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services; and Dr Anju Joham, Endocrinologist, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation in the newly opened clinic.

L to R:

Councillor Heang Tek, Dandenong; Professor Helena Teede, Director, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation; the Hon Minister Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services; Ms Veryan McAllister, President of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association of Australia; Honourable Gabrielle Williams, Member for Dandenong; Mr Hong Lim, Member for Clarinda; Mr Andrew Stripp, CEO, Monash Health.