We are a community-based, multidisciplinary service that specialises in the assessment and ongoing support for children and young people with developmental and behavioural concerns.
The team consists of Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Neuropsychologists, Dietitians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Navigators, Occupational Therapists, Paediatricians, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists and Social Workers.
Depending on your young person’s level of need, they may be seen by one or more clinicians as part of their individualised care. Where possible, our service works in an interdisciplinary model, which means regardless of the individual training of our staff, all clinicians can provide a range of developmental health services.
Our services aim is to provide you with an understanding of your young person’s strengths and challenges as well as assist you in accessing therapy support available in our community.
Am I eligible?
This service is free to eligible children and their families.
Your young person must be:
- Aged from birth until the completion of High School (please note, access to some services is limited to those children prior to school age). See our Clinical Pathways for more information.
- Living within the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Catchment (except for the Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder clinic which is a state-wide service)
- Medicare eligible
To access Child Development Service, a referral from the following healthcare providers is required:
- General Practitioners
- Private Paediatricians
- Allied Health Providers
- Child Health Nurses
- Other Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service clinicians
For up-to-date information about how to refer to the Child Development service, visit the Refer Your Patient section.