Speech therapy services

Pre-referral guidelines for primary care providers

Public & Low Cost Services

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  • Ballarat Health Services (QECH 53203623, PO Box 577, Ballarat 3353)
    • Queen Elizabeth Centre Speech Therapy
      • Send referrals to: Central Intake, BHS; fax 53203893
      • Suitable for children prior to school entry with speech and language difficulties only
      • Waiting times: months

  • Early Childhood Early Intervention Services  
    • NDIS ECEI 
      • NDIS (1800 800 110) - La Trobe Health (1800 242 696)
      • The NDIS now covers all Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for children prior to school entry with more than one domain of delay
      • La Trobe Health is the Local Area Coordinator for the Central Grampians and Western District regions
      • See the Early Intervention Services page for referral forms, contact details, etc.

West Grampians

  • Early Childhood Intervention Services - see above
  • Stawell Regional Health (53588531)
    • Beth Eldridge
  • Wimmera Health Care Group (53819333)
    • 83 Baillie Street, Horsham
    • Brooke Pay, Louise Mason, Melinda Brilliant, Courtney Seipolt & Mary-Jean Kerr
  • Dunmunkle Health Services (53852222)
    • 53 Munro Street, Murtoa
    • Ying Ying He
  • Warracknabeel Hospital (53961267)
    • Kelsey Hamilton - low cost services

School services

Public speech therapy services for school aged children are provided through the DEECD (Department of Education & Early Childhood Development) or Catholic Education Office. These are organised through request to the school that the child attends.

Private Services

Private speech therapy can be accessed via a Chronic Disease Management Plan (GP).

Previous funding through both the Helping Children With Autism package (FAHCSIA funding) or the Better Start for Children with Disabilities package is now covered through the NDIS (see above).

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Name Address Phone Other
Sue Cameron On line speech therapist
Therapy Connect
(Skype: suecameronwdhs)
0427465820 online speech therapy, primarily 0-8
years old, HCWA, Better Start & NDIS
Susan Crocker Dana Allied Health
1013 Dana Street, Ballarat
53331432 verbal kids only, not literacy,
ASD assessments
Jane Crook My Child Speech Pathology, Dawson House, 15 Dawson Street South, Ballarat 0431483431 lang, speech, fluency & literacy, HCWA, Better Start, CDMP
Alana Cummins Dana Allied Health
1013 Dana Street, Ballarat
43331432 Communication impairments & ASD assessments, NDIS
Kate Hertbertson Ballarat Primary Care
Cooinda Centre, Learmonth Road, Wendouree
53384570 learning, speech, dyspraxia & literacy
Victoria Hingston Dana Allied Health
1013 Dana Street, Ballarat
53331432 ASD, selective mutism, inflant/child mental health
Jacqueline Lim 45 Colonial Court, Alfredton 0402882862 babies with feeding problems,
or 2 year old + (incl. ASD)
Megan Nestor OT Dynamics, 311 Creswick Road, Ballarat 53388932 0402118164 babies with feeding problems, school aged kids (incl. ASD)
Anna Mathison Ballarat Primary Care
Cooinda Centre, Learmonth Road, Wendouree
53384570 learning, speech, dyspraxia & literacy
Tamika Morris Ookami Kids
602 Barkly St Golden Point (mobile speech therapy to homes & schools)
0497094310 CDMP, NDIS, ECEI
Pinarc Disability Support Central Intake
1828 Sturt Street, Alfredton
53291398 HCWA, Better Start & NDIS
Lorelei Rich Implexa Allied Health
2/15 Main Road, Ballarat
0498121618 specialise in ASD, social communication and language delays
Clare Stoddart Optiform
109 Victoria Street, East Ballarat
53344402  
Meaghan Sullivan Optiform
109 Victoria Street, East Ballarat
53344402  
  Pinarc    

West Grampians (alphabetic listing)

Name Address Phone Other
Melinda Brilliant Private - Speech Kids, 28 Dooen Road, Horsham
Public - Wimmera Health Care Group, Horsham - see public services above
0409044966  
Sue Cameron On line speech therapist
Therapy Connect (Skype: suecameronwdhs)
0427465820 online speech therapy, primarily 0-8 years old, HCWA, Better Start & NDIS
Beth Eldridge Stawell Regional Health - see public services above 53588531  
Kelsey Hamilton Warracknabeel Hospital 53961267 Low cost services
Ying Ying He Dunmunkle Health Services, Murtoa - see public services above 53852222  
Cassandra Kelly Speech Kids, 28 Dooen Road, Horsham 0409044966  
Mary-Jean Kerr Wimmera Health Care Group, Horsham - see public services above 53819333  
Louise Mason Wimmera Health Care Group, Horsham - see public services above 53819333  
Julie Ogden St Arnaud 0407278102 Visits St Arnaud on Sundays
Brooke Pay Wimmera Health Care Group, Horsham - see public services above 53819333  
Courtney Seipolt Wimmera Health Care Group, Horsham - see public services above 53819333  
Tracey Townsend 27 Jengarla Court, Ararat 53523291
0417552246
HCWA accredited