How to refer
Parent referral is recommended, however, any other agency/health professional can refer a child to the service. Referrals can be made by phoning the Referral and Information Centre on (02) 49242590.
What happens when you make a referral?
Once a referral is received it will be directed to the appropriate Speech Pathology community health centre. There are waiting lists for Speech Pathology services which vary between sites. An estimated waiting time will be advised when a referral is made. Please contact the Referral and Information Centre for updates on waiting times. A Speech Pathologist will contact the family as soon as an appointment time is available.
Referral to other specialist services
Community Based Speech Pathology services are affiliated with The University of Newcastle. As part of your child’s treatment, they may be seen by a Speech Pathology student supervised by a Senior Speech Pathologist at one of our Student Unit sites.
Community Based Speech Pathology also provided specialist services including Feeding Clinic, Aboriginal Outreach clinic – Awabakal/Nikinpa, Hanen, School Support Service and Ultrasound Clinic.
Watch: Using ultrasound in speech pathology