The Community Paediatric and Child Health Service (CP & CHS) supports children and young people under the age of 16 with:
- suspected or established developmental delay or disability
- suspected biological, medical and developmental causes of behavioural or emotional disturbances
- intellectual or physical disability or chronic medical conditions that interfere with development or education
- a risk of developmental problems from prematurity, neonatal complications or complex problems that require management plan
You can’t use this service if your child:
- is currently seeing another paediatrician
- has an acute medical problem that is not related to development or behaviour
You need a referral from your GP, medical specialist or Child Medical Health Officer (CMHO) to use this service. The referral and any additional supporting information can be emailed to the Community Health Intake at CHIintake@act.gov.au or faxed 02 5124 2611.
Referrals are considered at weekly intake meetings. We give priority to younger children and children with complex developmental needs.
Community Paediatric and Child Health Service is co-located with the Child Development Service at 26 Weingarth St Holder
For more information, please contact the Community Health Intake line on 02 5124 9977. Our CP & CHS team are also available to discuss your child’s eligibility on 02 6205 1464.