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Skin Health Institute

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For all appointments, or inquiries, or if you are concerned with the appointment time allocated, call us on 03 9623 9400 or email [email protected]

We provide world-class clinical care for our patients. Patients are reminded that highly qualified doctors training to become dermatologists may be involved in your care. 

The Skin Health Institute is a centre of excellence in dermatology and all Victorian dermatology registrars undertake their training at the Institute. These highly qualified dermatology registrars will be working closely with, and overseen by, senior consultant dermatologists, many of whom are regarded as world-leaders in their specialty. 


The Skin Health Institute only treats patients over 18 years of age. For child services, please contact your local dermatologist.

Most clinics at the Institute require a referral from a specialist dermatologist.

The following clinics can be referred directly by a GP:

Genetics, GrenzRay/Radiotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Hyperhidrosis, Laser, Skin Cancer Assessment Clinics and Melanoma, Skasses, Transplant/Immunosuppressed, PDT, Ionto, Aesthetics, Occupational Dermatitis and PUVA.

If you do not have a valid referral, you will incur greater out-of-pocket charges.


Alternatively, GPs can download a Referral Form here and then print and complete.

Opening Hours

The Skin Health Institute is open

  • Monday: 8am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 5pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm

Please try to arrive about 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This will allow ample time for you to be booked in and ready. Arriving earlier will not result in earlier treatment.

Getting here

We are located on the corner of Drummond and Queensberry Streets, Carlton 


As part of the preparations for the Metro Tunnel project, a number of changes to roads in the Parkville/Carlton area will impact travel time to/from the Institute.

Road widening works in Queensberry Street has resulted in the removal of the median strip, which had 2-hour parking spots. There is now limited meter parking. Ample paid parking is available Melbourne Museum located in nearby Rathdowne Street.

Please visit the Metro Tunnel website and plan your journey.

Public Transport

Train - City loop train to Parliament station. Use the Lonsdale Street exit, and walk along Spring Street and through the Carlton (Exhibition) Gardens.

Tram - The nearest tram stops are Swanston Street (the Queensberry St stop), Nicholson St at the Melbourne Museum or Victoria Parade at Rathdowne St.

Bus Routes - 207, 250, 251, 402

for post surgery patients

If you are experiencing any significant bleeding, major swelling, severe pain, unexpected numbness, or discharge from the wound, please contact the following:

Within business hours | (03) 9623 9400

Within business hours to speak with a nurse | (03) 9623 9480

After business hours, please call | 0437 670 630 


Going Home

If you are having surgery, it is most important that you do not go home alone.

Please arrange for a relative or friend to come with you in a car or taxi. You must not go home on public transport or drive following your surgery.

Patients displaying Covid-19 symptoms or respiratory conditions

The Institute takes the health and safety of staff and patients very seriously and has implemented the following measures to reduce the risk to staff and patients:

  • In line with the latest changes to pandemic orders (September 22) , the reduced 5-day isolation period does not apply to SHI staff and visitors. Positive cases (staff and patients) cannot visit and/or work at the Institute following their reduced 5-day isolation period on day 6 and day 7. They can only return to SHI after the 7th day.
  • If you display covid symptoms, please contact the Institute and reschedule your appointment.
  • All staff and patients are required to wear a mask. Please be advised, you may be asked to keep your mask on during your consultation by your treating doctor if you are displaying respiratory symptoms.
  • If you display respiratory symptoms that are related to an unrelated underlying condition, please provide a letter from your GP or contact reception to undergo a RAT test on the day prior to seeing a doctor.