Adolescent and Young Adult Kidney Clinic
The Adolescent and Young Adult Kidney Clinic is a new peer support clinic designed for adolescents and young adults requiring kidney health care and services, set in a community environment.
This service is delivered by the Kidney Health Service with support from Transplant Australia and the Sony Foundation.
The Adolescent and Young Adult Kidney Clinic is an outpatient clinic for people aged in their late teens to mid-twenties with kidney disease.
- A kidney youth worker.
- The opportunity to meet other young people with kidney disease.
- A separate kidney youth waiting area.
- Youth Worker led activities
- An outpatient kidney clinic.
Our team includes a range of health professionals, including nephrologists (kidney specialist doctors), kidney nurses, pharmacists and visiting allied health. The team has particular expertise in pre and post kidney transplant care.
The ABC News team recently spoke with some of the patients attending the clinic. Read the online article to find out more about their experiences: Brisbane kidney disease clinic providing safe space for young people ‘at highest risk’
How to access this service
To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital. Patients are allocated to the clinic based on their postcode, the availability of the service, the nature of the referred condition and its severity, and equity of access across the Hospital and Health Service.
North West Community Health Centre
Location: 49-59 Corrigan St, Keperra QLD 4054
Phone: (07) 3646 8576 or (07) 3646 3864
Fax: (07) 3646 8572
Open: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.00pm
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.
Referrals containing insufficient information or that are illegible will be returned to the referring practitioner. This may result in appointment delays and treatment for your patient.
For urgent outpatient referrals, the referring doctor should phone the consultant nephrologist on call or send the patient to the Emergency Department. The on-call consultant nephrologist can be contacted through RBWH switchboard on (07) 3646 8111.