Genetic Services of Western Australia

Genetic Services of Western Australia (GSWA) is a state-wide service providing clinical genetic services in Western Australia. GSWA provides a comprehensive state-wide diagnostic and confidential counselling service in clinical genetics.

The service is located across two sites; King Edward Memorial Hospital and Perth Children's Hospital. There is also a network of metropolitan and country outreach clinics.

GSWA consists of three subspecialty divisions:

  • Obstetrics and General Genetic Services
  • Familial Cancer Program
  • Genetic Paediatric Services.
Clients are primarily referred to GSWA by GPs, specialists, or hospital inpatient wards/outpatient clinics. Self-referrals may be accepted in some instances.

Cost

There is no charge for accessing our services if you have a Medicare card.

Medicare item numbers for breast and/or ovarian cancer gene testing

From 1 November 2017 new Medicare item numbers apply for some cancer gene tests and can be ordered directly by specialists without a referral to GSWA.

Please read the following link if you are a clinician and wish to understand the criteria for ordering Medicare rebated breast and/or ovarian cancer gene testing.

Please read the following link if you have breast and/or ovarian cancer or have a strong family history of these cancers and wish to find out how you can access genetic testing.

Genetic Services of WA

Contact us

Familial Cancer Program
Tel: (08) 6458 1603 
Fax: (08) 6458 1725 
Email: fcp@health.wa.gov.au

General Paediatric Services
Tel: (08) 6458 1625 
Fax: (08) 6458 1685 
Email: gswa@health.wa.gov.au

Obstetrics and General Genetics
Tel: (08) 6458 1525 
Fax: (08) 6458 1678 
Email: gswa@health.wa.gov.au

Location

Agnes Walsh House (Level 3 and 4)
374 Bagot Road
Subiaco Western Australia 6008

Resources

Referral Form – Familial Cancer
Referral Form – General Paediatric Services

Genetic Services of WA