In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500


Physiotherapy at the Child Development Service

Physiotherapists are professionals who can assist in the assessment and treatment of delays in gross motor development, posture, movement and walking. Within the Child Development Service Physiotherapists offer a range of services including advice and strategies to assist parents support the development of their children 0-6 years in the areas of:

For more information about the Physiotherapy profession see Australian Physiotherapy Association.

How We can Help

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend a contact Intake on (02) 6207 8884 or make a referral if they have concerns about their children.


A consultation with a Physiotherapist provides parents in the ACT with an opportunity to discuss issues and seek information and advice about their child's gross motor development and posture, movement and walking.

Physiotherapy consultations are available for children 0-6 years who have a residential address in the ACT and have not had contact with the NDIA Early Childhood Early Intervention service partner, EACH.

The consultations take the form of an informal discussion and screening of skills and not a formal assessment.

A written summary of the Physiotherapy consultations is provided for parents.