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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Disability Services

Centre for Disability Health

Please note: The Centre for Disability Health transferred to SA Health on 11 December 2017.

The Centre for Disability Health (CDH) provides general medical and specialised services to eligible people with disability.

CDH support is not a substitute for your own GP. We share care with your GP in the community.

Most of our fees are paid in full by Medicare.

All services are provided by professional disability health practitioners including:

  • general practitioners (GPs)
  • registered nurses
  • psychiatrists
  • neurologists
  • podiatrists.

The Centre's clients

We support eligible people across South Australia with:

  • intellectual disability
  • acquired brain injury (ABI)
  • neurological conditions
  • physical disability
  • dual diagnoses (intellectual disability and mental health conditions).

We can help with registration if you are not currently with Disability Services. All enquiries are welcome.

Enquiries and appointments

To make an enquiry or an appointment, phone 8397 8100.

You may need a referral from your GP for your first appointment. We can arrange an appointment with a CDH doctor if you do not already have your own GP.

We will give you a pre-appointment questionnaire to find out about your health. Fill in the questionnaire and post it back to us before your first visit. You can ask someone to help you answer the questions.

You may bring a carer or friend to the appointment to support you. Bring with you any health-related records and up-to-date Medicare, pension and health care cards.

Women's Health Clinic

The Centre for Disability Health conducts a Women's Health Clinic each month for women with disability. Female doctors and nurses conduct pap smears and breast examinations as often as recommended by Australian health standards.

An hour is allocated for each appointment to allow time for the examinations. Refreshments and a 'pampering' session by volunteers are offered after your medical appointment.

All Women's Health Clinic medical appointments are paid in full by Medicare.

To make an enquiry or appointment, phone 8372 1442.

GAP Service

The GAP Service is a mental health assessment service for young people with developmental disabilities, emotional and/or behavioural problems. The GAP Service is for use in the short-term and does not provide ongoing care or involvement with clients.

It provides the young person, family and other people involved in the person's life with practical and user-friendly advice on mental health management. It also links young people with other community services or agencies to help them access ongoing and sustainable support.

A referral from a GP or Centre for Disability Health doctor is required to access the GAP Service.

To make an enquiry or an appointment, phone 8397 8100.

Training for health professionals

The Centre for Disability Health provides training in disability health for:

  • registrars
  • medical students
  • general practitioners.

This training is an integral part of the clinical program. All clinical sessions can be attended by students and health professionals wanting to observe and learn, by prior arrangement and with consent of the patient.

Clinic location

The North East clinic is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Modbury Hospital, Level 2 Education Centre 
Smart Road
Modbury SA 5092
Phone 8397 8100
Fax 8397 8199

Car access: enter off Smart Road into the Modbury Hospital car park. General and disability parking is free for the first two hours.

More information

Learn about getting disability support, including assessment and eligibility requirements.

Contact the Disability Information Service.
Phone 1300 786 117 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Visit your local disability office.

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