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Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service – public

patients

 

Purpose:

This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over with a diagnosis of intellectual disability and /or developmental disability  to Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service at Mater Hospital Brisbane

Service Availability:

Mater Intellectual and Disability and Autism Services (formerly QCIDD) is a state-wide service which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of adults with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities through clinical practice, education and research. Our services are designed to assist current health practitioners and service providers by providing initial assessments and short-term interventions.

The patient, their family or carers can assist this referral by completing and returning the Pre-Appointment Questionnaire. Patients must be aged 16 and over, with a diagnosis of intellectual disability / or developmental disability 

This service can provide

·         Full health assessments

·         Full mental health assessments

·         Tele-health consults

·         Telephone / email consultation

How to Refer:

If referral for care is indicated please list all of the General Referral Information and reason for request, and essential information as indicated below.

To refer, please fill in the Mater Adult Referral Form, available to download and embed into most major Practice Management software applications.

Referrals can be sent by:

Secure messaging 

Medical Objects:   HM4101000R8

 

HealthLink EDI:    materref   

Fax   

07 3163 8548

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scope of Service

Services out of scope:

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service does not provide

View list of services:

  • Ongoing case management
  • Home visits
  • IQ assessments
  •  Full functional or behavioural assessments by Pyschologist
  • Ongoing psychiatric or medical care 

 

Conditions in Scope:

Autism

Essential information (Referral will be declined without this)

Additional referral information (useful for processing the referral)

  • Immunisation history
  • Completed CHAP (Comprehensive Health Assessment Program) form
  • Past Specialist reports and relevant investigations (e.g. Brain Scan, EEG)
  • Positive Behaviour Support Plan or Pyschology Report
  • Restrictive Practice Status paperwork (if appropriate)
  • Discharge summaries from previous hospital admissions
  • Reports from any other disability service assessments
  • Other allied health reports

Other useful information for management (not an exhaustive list)

Intellectual Disability

Essential information (Referral will be declined without this)

Additional referral information (useful for processing the referral)

  • Immunisation history
  • Completed CHAP (Comprehensive Health Assessment Program) form
  • Past Specialist reports and relevant investigations (e.g. Brain Scan, EEG)
  • Positive Behaviour Support Plan or Pyschology Report
  • Restrictive Practice Status paperwork (if appropriate)
  • Discharge summaries from previous hospital admissions
  • Reports from any other disability service assessments
  • Other allied health reports

Other useful information for management (not an exhaustive list)

Other Developmental Disability

Essential information (Referral will be declined without this)

Additional referral information (useful for processing the referral)

  • Immunisation history
  • Completed CHAP (Comprehensive Health Assessment Program) form
  • Past Specialist reports and relevant investigations (e.g. Brain Scan, EEG)
  • Positive Behaviour Support Plan or Pyschology Report
  • Restrictive Practice Status paperwork (if appropriate)
  • Discharge summaries from previous hospital admissions
  • Reports from any other disability service assessments
  • Other allied health reports

Other useful information for management (not an exhaustive list)

 

Categorisation Times 

Categorisation

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority. A process of categorisation ensures safety and equity of access.

Category 1 – urgent

Clinically recommended timeframe for initial appointment is 30 days

Category 2 - Priority

Clinically recommended timeframe for initial appointment is 90 days

Category 3 - Routine

Clinically recommended timeframe for initial appointment is 365 days

No Category 1 criteria

 

Category applied according to condition and need 

Category applied according to condition and need

 

Our Specialists

Dr Cathy Franklin

Psychiatrist

Dr Melissa White

Psychiatry Registrar

 

Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed clinic, please provide a named referral to one of the specialists listed above.

Contact Us:

If you would like to discuss a referral, including clinical criteria, or update the status of a current patient please contact our priority GP phone line on 07 3163 2200

Current Waiting Time for Appointments:

We provide up to date data on how long patients are waiting for their first appointment by specialty here

Referral Guideline Development:

These Mater Referral Guidelines have been developed locally by GPs and specialists to support safe and quality referral to publicly funded specialist outpatient services. 

Content last reviewed: 12 June 2018

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