For public holiday hours, please contact this service.
Billing: No Fee
Wheelchair access: Yes
The ACT Genetics Service provides genetic counselling and clinical genetic consultations for people with concerns about the possibility of an inherited condition in themselves or their family or with concerns about findings in a pregnancy. It is a free service based at the Canberra Hospital.
In many cases we can reassure you that the risk of developing a disorder or passing it on is much less than you fear.
Members of the team can also arrange for school (or equivalent) visits to explain your child's condition to teachers or other classmates to enhance their understanding of your child's needs. Home visits can also be arranged in exceptional circumstances.
Our objectives are to provide risk assessment for genetic conditions, education about genetic conditions and psychosocial support. It is preferable to have a referral from a medical or allied health professional. All referrals and enquiries are triaged.
For urgent after hours assistance please call the mobile number provided.