Unfortunately we are currently unable to accept any new community referrals. Please refer to the Speech Pathology Australia website “Find a Speech Pathologist” link, to find a suitable service.
How to make a referral to Adult Speech Pathology
Please feel welcome to contact us directly to make a referral. In most cases a doctor’s referral is not required. Phone 8274 1551.
When making a referral you will speak directly to one of our Speech Pathologists. If we are consulting and unable to take your call, we will return your call, usually within the hour.
If you prefer, referrals can also be made by fax: 8271 1588 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Referrals for patients with DYSPHAGIA at your facility:
When referring a patient with dysphagia to Adult Speech Pathology, there is some information which will assist us when organising an appointment:
- The resident/patient’s name, area and facility name, e.g. Joan Brown, Magnolia wing, Rosebud Residential Care
- Your name and contact tel no.
- The nature of the referral, i.e. is the person having difficulty with particular foods, fluids, medications, or is the person doing well and requires assessment for a possible upgrade of their diet and/or fluids
- The person’s current diet and fluids consistency, e.g. normal diet, cut up, and mildly thickened fluids