Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology Clinic at Flinders Medical Centre
The Paediatric Allergy/Immunology Clinic provides public services for children with all forms of immunological and allergic diseases. The clinic investigates serious allergic conditions such as:
- complex food allergy
- food intolerance
- eosinophilic oesophagitis
- allergic rhinitis and asthma
- stinging insect allergy
- drug allergy
- primary immune deficiencies
Patients must be under the age of 16.
Important information for new patients - A skin prick test (allergy test) may be required on your first visit. Antihistamines interfere with allergy testing - Please cease all antihistamines 3 days (5 days if on Zyrtec) prior to your consult. However, if you are using antihistamines as treatment, do not stop these medications; contact the allergy nurse if you have any queries.
Continue using intra-nasal corticosteroids (Rhinocort, Nasonex) and asthma medications if you need them for medical conditions.
Please note: PBS pharmacy costs apply to prescriptions.
Consultants who bulk bill private patients to Medicare
Dr Margaret Kummerow
Dr Christine Ziegler
Dr Henning Johannsen
Dr Abigail Cheung
Dr Leigh Mackey
Please include adequate clinical details on a named referral.
If clinically indicated, GPs should provide an anaphylaxis action plan and adrenaline autoinjector device (EpiPen®) for patients at risk of anaphylaxis, GPs can contact the Allergy/Immunology registrar via the hospital switchboard for adrenaline autoinjector device authorisation. https://www.allergy.org.au/hp/anaphylaxis
Visit SALHN specialist and outpatient clinics to access referral and management GP guidelines.
Referral forms and processes are outlined in the outpatient referral process section.
For further information contact an allergy nurse on: (08) 8204 7201.
Telephone: (08) 8204 7201
Fax: (08) 8204 7483
Hours: Friday mornings with the exception of the 4th and 5th Friday of each month
Location: Paediatric Clinic, Level 4, Flinders Medical Centre
Directions: Use Western Car park, enter through Northern Entrance
Take Kangaroo lifts to Level 4. Destination will be adjacent the lifts.
Map: Flinders Medical Centre Precinct Map (PDF 587KB)