Melbourne Allergy Centre & Children's Specialists

MACCS Medical Group is an exciting new practice that is conveniently located next to the new Royal Children’s Hospital.

 

We simply care

 

We simply care

MACCS Medical Group is an exciting new practice that is conveniently located next to the new Royal Children’s Hospital.

Allergy Specialists

Melbourne Allergy Centre & Children’s Specialists (MACCS) Medical Group is one of the largest centres for private allergy testing in Victoria.  Our Melbourne allergy specialists have a strong track record and experience in allergy testing for food and environmental allergies through allergy skin prick tests, and oral food & drug challenges. Private health insurance is not required to have a challenge or undergo immunotherapy at our centre.

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Our Services

At MACCS Medical Group, we bring together a wide range of paediatric subspecialists, general paediatricians and allied health professionals. This unique service enables us to offer the most comprehensive level of medical care possible for your child. Our dedicated health professionals specialise in allergy (paediatric & adult), dermatology & eczema care, ENT (ear, nose and throat), nutrition, rheumatology, sleep medicine and speech pathology.

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Our location

Our practice is conveniently located next to the new Royal Children’s Hospital at 48 Flemington Road and is part of the Royal Children’s hospital precinct. Car parking is available through the Royal Children’s Hospital car park and also in surrounding streets. Trams from the city (route 59 from Elizabeth St, route 55 from Williams St) conveniently stop in front of 48 Flemington Road (tram stop 19).

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Our Services

  • Food allergies (cow milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, seafood, and others)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)
  • Eosinophillic oesophagitis (EoE)
  • Cow milk enteropathy (gut allergy)
  • Eczema
  • Allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling)
  • Immunotherapy (desensitization)
  • Drug allergy (including penicillin allergy)
  • Insect sting allergy
  • Eczema care & education
  • Psoriasis, acne and other rashes
  • Haemangiomas, moles and birthmarks
  • Vitiligo and pigment changes
  • Infections like warts, molluscum, fungus, school sores
  • Skin problems in systemic diseases
  • Tonsil problems
  • Nose and breathing problems
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Ear and hearing problems
  • General paediatrics: asthma, eczema, failure to thrive, headaches, abdominal pain, lethargy, constipation
  • Developmental & behavioural concerns
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning difficulties
  • Continence issues
  • Newborn & infant issues: feeding, sleeping, newborn check, newborn vaccination
  • Speciality food allergy nutrition service
  • Advice for food allergen avoidance
  • Assessment of growth and nutritional adequacy
  • Fussy eating and introduction of solids
  • Use of infant formulas
  • Breastfeeding exclusion diets for allergies.
  • Arthritis, bone, muscle & joint problems
  • Lupus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Autoimmune or connective tissue concerns
  • Sports injuries
  • Widespread pain complaints
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Snoring, sleep apnoea
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Night waking
  • Obstructive sleep
  • Parasomnias (night terrors, sleep walking)
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Rhythmic movement disorders
  • Assessment and management of voice problems
  • Hoarse, weak or strained voice quality
  • Breathing difficulties and throat tightness, sometimes associated with respiratory and allergic conditions
  • Voice care education and therapy to improve the quality of vocal expression

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Why should you introduce peanut to your baby before the age of 12 months?

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Here is an excellent one-minute video summarising the key points from the landmark 2015 NEJM LEAP trial.
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4 key points from the updated 2016 ASCIA Infant Feeding Advice and Guidelines for Allergy Prevention in Infants:

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1) Introduce peanut before 12 months - There is evidence that early introduction of peanut before the first birthday is beneficial in reducing subsequent peanut allergy for infants at high...

Our Fees

MACCS Medical Group is a private fee for service clinic and all accounts are payable on the day of consultation. Payments may be made by credit card/EFTPOS and with cash.

All consultations are eligible for a Medicare rebate if your child has a valid doctors referral. A referral from a general practitioner is valid for 12 months. A new referral should be obtained from your local doctor every 12 months or for each new problem if you would like to claim the Medicare rebate.

Our practice offers online Medicare claiming which allows the Medicare rebate for your child’s consultation to be paid directly into your nominated bank account in 48 hours. You must be registered with Medicare to be able to access this service – Medicare on line registration forms are available online at Medicare Australia (http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/online-services/register) and also at our clinic.

You may also be eligible for up to 80% of the out of pocket expenses for the consultation if you have reached your Medicare Safety Net.

Please note that MACCS Medical Group service fees are subject to change and are usually revised and adjusted annually

Over-the-phone requests: prescriptions & allergy action plans

Repeat prescriptions for medications and update of annual allergy action plans are best obtained through a visit & review with your local family doctor.

If you prefer for this to be issued via MACCS, a fee of $30 will be applicable (when the request is unrelated to a recent consultation with your specialist).