(AH) Speech pathology - paediatrics

Providing assessment and treatment for pre-school children (0 years to school entry) who may have difficulty with:

  • Language development - both the understanding of what is said as well as being able to put words into sentences
  • Speech (saying the correct sounds)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice (eg: hoarse voice)
  • Social Interaction

Eligibility and Waiting Periods

Eligibility for the service and expected times will be advised at initial contact with the information and appointment service.

Locations

Our programs cover the cities of Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia Shire with sites at:
  • Cranbourne
  • Dandenong
  • Pakenham
  • Springvale

Cost

No fee charged for:
  • Bulk Billed Medical (Medicare Card)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
  • Information & Appointment Service
  • Young People (12-18 years)
  • Children 0-2 Years whose parents are on Health Care Card / Pension Card or Low Income
  • Financial counselling
  • People with Temporary Protection Visas or who are Refugees
  • Asylum Seekers Clinic is free – available only at Greater Dandenong Community Health Service.

Fees

A fee may be charged for Monash Health Community services, as per State and Commonwealth Funding guides.

In certain circumstances, fees may be waived, for example for people experiencing financial hardship.  Please contact us if you have any queries about fees and how they may apply to you.

Why may fees be charged:
  • Community Health Services receive funding from Commonwealth and State Governments
  • Both levels of Government have a policy of “user pays”
  • Money raised from fees is put back into health services so that more people can benefit
  • Fees are much lower than the actual cost of the services

Enquiries and appointments:

Referrals can also be made through the information and appointment service by calling:

T: 1300 3 iCARE  (1300 342 273)