Genetics

Who we are

Genetic Services of Western Australia (GSWA), which is governed by the Women’s and Newborn Health Service, provides paediatric clinical genetic services to PCH.

Conditions we manage

Your child may be referred to our service for many reasons, most commonly when a parent or doctor has concerns about their growth, development or health. Our role is to assess your child to determine if a genetic condition may be the underlying cause of these concerns.

Your child may be referred if he or she:

  • has a history of a congenital anomaly (birth defect)
  • is experiencing developmental delay
  • has unexplained differences in growth
  • has facial differences 
  • is identified as a carrier of cystic fibrosis through the newborn screening test.

We also provide children and their families with information, support and educational resources. Our multidisciplinary team works closely with laboratories and other associated specialists.

Services we provide

  • regular outpatient clinics
  • consultation in inpatient wards, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • after hours on-call cover
  • a network of clinics in metropolitan Perth
  • outreach clinics in country areas (Bunbury, Albany, Port Hedland, Karratha, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton)
  • a full range of diagnostic, counselling, investigative, educational and training programs relevant to clinical genetics.

Appointments

To cancel or reschedule your appointment please phone 6458 1664.

For all other queries not related to scheduling, please call the section secretary at 6458 1625.

Referrals

Your child can be referred to PCH’s genetic paediatric services by your GP or specialist. They will send us a referral letter and you will be contacted, either by phone or letter, to obtain any additional information that might be required and to arrange an appointment. There is no charge for the appointment.

GPs referral form for Genetic Services (word document 52KB)

Hours

Outpatient Clinic Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 12pm.

Location

Outpatient clinics are located in Clinic B on the Ground Level.

View the PCH map for more information.

Related links

Genetic Services of Western Australia (external site)

Office of Population Health Genomics (external site)

Genetic and Rare Disease Network (external site)

Rare Voices Australia (external site)

More information

Genetic Services of Western Australia
Genetic Paediatric Service
Address: Agnes Walsh House Level 4
374 Bagot Road, SUBIACO 6008
Phone: 08 6485 1625

gswa@health.wa.gov.au