Metabolic Medicine

Who we are

The Metabolic Medicine department at PCH provides diagnostic services and care to children with genetic metabolic disorders and manages follow-up care for newborn babies diagnosed through the WA Newborn Screening Program (external site).

Conditions we manage

We see patients with a large variety of genetic metabolic disorders, including:

  • disorders of fat metabolism
  • protein metabolism
  • carbohydrate metabolism
  • transport defects
  • lysosomal and peroxisomal disorders

Services we provide

Our clinical team sees patients who are referred by paediatricians, neurologists and other community or hospital health providers. We also see patients who are admitted to PCH under other departments.


A referral letter from a medical practitioner or other health professional is required for new consultations.

Metabolic Medicine may be involved in the care of children and young people admitted to an inpatient ward at PCH. 


Inpatient: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Outpatient: Monday, 2.00pm - 5.00pm


The Metabolic Medicine outpatient clinic is in Clinic B on the Ground Floor.

Contact us 

Phone: 6456 2222 (PCH switchboard) 

Fax: 6456 2007