Overview

Sleep disorder services are offered at Epworth Camberwell, Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Geelong and Epworth Richmond.

Sleep disorders evaluated include:

  • Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness)
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Periodic limb movement disorder/restless legs syndrome
  • Parasomnias
  • Sleep apnoea (sleep disordered breathing)
  • Snoring

We do this through the following studies and programs:

  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy and education clinic
  • Multiple sleep latency testing and maintenance of wakefulness testing (daytime testing for excessive sleepiness)
  • Overnight sleep study (polysomnography)

What to expect during a sleep study at Epworth

Your sleep specialist may order an overnight sleep study at an Epworth sleep unit.

An overnight sleep study (or polysomnography) is a non-invasive test that is performed when the presence of a sleep disorder is suspected. All sleep studies at Epworth are conducted in a private room and do not cause any pain or significant discomfort.

Depending on the location, you will be asked to arrive between 6:45pm and 7pm and unless otherwise advised by your sleep scientist, you will be ready to leave between 7 or 8am the next day.

Prior to going to sleep, sensors are placed on the head, face, chest, stomach, legs and fingers. These sensors are kept in place with medical tapes and pastes. Throughout the night, sleep scientists monitor.

  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Brain wave activity
  • Eye movement activity
  • Heart rate
  • Muscle tone
  • Respiration

After the results are sent to your sleep specialist, they will use the findings to diagnose the sleep disorder and provide treatment recommendations.

Epworth sleep unit brochure.

How much does a sleep study cost?

Epworth is a private hospital and hospital accounts will be sent directly to your private health fund. Most funds cover sleep studies. You may be required to pay an excess or co-payment depending on your insurance policy. Please check with your individual fund for further details.

How to access Epworth sleep clinics

Ask your GP for a referral to an Epworth sleep specialist to access our sleep clinics and treatments at one of the locations below.

Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

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Sleep disorders at Epworth Camberwell

Services offered:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy clinic
  • Multiple sleep latency testing (daytime testing for excessive day sleepiness)
  • Overnight sleep study/Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Soundproof, private rooms with ensuite (soundproof rooms allow for day testing)

Free parking is provided on-site for all sleep unit patients.

Epworth Camberwell Sleep Unit
888 Toorak Road Camberwell VIC 3124

Phone: 03 9805 4208
Fax: 03 9882 6696

Sleep disorders at Epworth Eastern

Services offered:

  • Overnight sleep study/Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Private rooms with ensuite

Epworth Eastern Sleep Unit
1 Arnold Street Box Hill VIC 3128

Phone: 03 9417 5113

Sleep disorders at Epworth Freemasons

Services offered:

  • Overnight sleep study/Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Private rooms

Epworth Freemasons Sleep Unit
113 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC 3002

Phone: 03 9483 3543
Fax: 03 9483 3325

Sleep disorders at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong’s sleep unit is a leading provider of sleep assessment and treatment. We offer comprehensive overnight studies to observe and diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders.

Our sleep analysis takes place in comfortable, soundproof private rooms with advanced, non-invasive monitoring equipment. This allows the unit’s team to closely observe a patient’s sleep patterns during overnight stays.

Services offered:

  • Multiple sleep latency testing (daytime testing for excessive day sleepiness)
  • Overnight sleep study/Polysomnography (PSG0
  • Soundproof, private rooms with ensuite (soundproof rooms allow for day testing)

Discounted parking is available for overnight sleep studies.

Location:

Epworth Geelong Sleep Unit
1 Epworth Place Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
(level 4, accessible via Lift A)

Phone: 03 5271 7711
Fax: 03 5271 7700

Sleep disorders at Epworth Richmond

Services offered:

  • Overnight sleep study/Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Private rooms with ensuite

Free parking is provided on-site for sleep unit patients.

Epworth Richmond Sleep Unit
89 Bridge Road Richmond VIC 3121

Phone: 03 9426 6666
Phone: 03 9516 2797

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Internal Medicine Clinical Institute

Director:
Dr Michelle Caldecott
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.