Royal Children’s Hospital Complex T21 Clinic

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Royal Children’s Hospital Complex T21 Clinic

Down Syndrome Victoria has a partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital to provide a clinic for children with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and their families.  

This clinic focuses on offering appointments to newborns with Trisomy 21 to provide education, support and to ensure all necessary screening tests and referrals are in place. Children will then be linked with an appropriate ongoing paediatrician close to home.

The clinic communicates with your preferred general practitioner (GP) who will continue to provide care for your child.

The clinic is able to provide a secondary consult service for paediatricians caring for older children with Trisomy 21 who have particular issues or concerns (eg for advice around additional diagnoses).

A small number of children with very complex ongoing health needs may continue to receive their ongoing paediatric care through this clinic. Most children in this category will be seeing multiple subspecialty teams at the Royal Children’s.

The clinic is staffed by a paediatrician and nurse with a special interest in the management of Trisomy 21. Down Syndrome Victoria’s Family Support Manager also attends the clinic and is available for consultation, information, resources and support. The clinic runs once per month.

Referrals are accepted from doctors via the RCH referral fax number 03 9345 5034.

If you would like to learn more about the clinic you can visit the Royal Children’s Hospital website or contact Family Support at Down Syndrome Victoria on:

m. 0403 702 032


We would like to acknowledge the Royal Children’s Hospital Department of General Medicine, Australian Government Department of Social Services and Melbourne Disability Institute.