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

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology at the Child Development Service

Speech pathologists are professionals who can assist in the assessment and treatment of communication and feeding. Within the Child Development Service Speech Pathologists offer a range of services including assessment and advice and strategies to assist parents support the development of their children 0-6 years in the areas of:

For more information about the Speech Pathology profession see Speech Pathology Australia.

How We can Help

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

Speech Pathology

A consultation with a Speech Pathologist provides parents in the ACT with an opportunity to discuss issues about their child's communication skills.

Speech Pathology 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 are an informal discussion and screening of skills and not a formal assessment.

A written summary of the Speech Pathology consultation is provided for parents.