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NSW FASD Assessment Service within the CICADA Centre NSW (Care and Intervention for Children and Adolescents affected by Drugs and Alcohol)

Nature of clinic

FASD assessment clinic, THE NSW FASD Assessment Service provides a state-wide assessment service for children with confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney within the Department of Adolescent Medicine. Some consultations are conducted via telehealth. We have access to a multidisciplinary team on Mondays and limited health professional availability on Tuesdays.

Specific health professionals at the clinic

  • Professor Elizabeth Elliott - Paediatrician
  • Ms Ronalda Hoffman - Care Coordinator, Social Worker
  • Ms Kelly Jeng - Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Ms Popi Iatrou - Senior Psychologist
  • Ms Diana Barnett - Occupational Therapist
  • Ms Amanda Simon - Speech Pathologist
  • Dr Anthony Zehetner - General Paediatrician
  • Dr Bronwyn Milne - Adolescent and Addiction Medicine Physician

Type of services provided at the clinic

Assessment, Initial management

Where referrals are accepted from

General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Other medical specialists, Psychologists, Allied health professionals, Families, Child protection services, Education Departments, Justice Departments, Note: Medical referral is also required if primary referrer is not a doctor. The medical referral should include information about confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure, medical problems and neurodevelopmental function.

How the clinic bills

Medicare bulk-billed

Ages that the clinic provides services for

0 - 4 years, 5 - 11 years, 12 - 18 years, 0-17 years

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