Community Asthma Program (CAP)
questions, and also to speak with other families who are experiencing similar issues. Following the clinic appointment you will be contacted by an Asthma Educator who will provide any additional support that you may need. For families that are unable to attend a Group Asthma Education Clinic, alternative arrangements can be made by contacting the CAP Intake Staff (Royal Children's Hospital Liaison Nurse).
Eligibility: Children and young people (0-18 years) presenting to the Royal Children's Hospital with a diagnosis of asthma. CAP provides support to children and young people living in the western, northern, eastern and inner southern suburbs of Melbourne, where CAP are unable to provide direct support these children and young people will be referred onto local asthma support services.
Referrals must meet HARP eligibility. This means that children have had at least one presentation to hospital with asthma, or are at risk of hospital presentation due to the complexity of their chronic illness and other social or medical reasons.
How to Refer: Through the CAP intake at the Royal Children's Hospital. Intake number at RCH is 03 9345 5295.