Expanding services into the Northern Territory (NT), Victoria (VIC), Tasmania (TAS), and South Australia (SA) in 2017.
Nature of clinic
FASD assessment clinic
Range of health professionals at the clinic
Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, FASD clinical key workers (multiple disciplines)
Type of services provided at the clinic
Assessment, Initial management, Ongoing management
Where referrals are accepted from
General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Other medical specialists, Psychologists, Allied health professionals, Families, Child protection services, Education Departments, Justice Departments
How the clinic bills
Medicare plus additional fee, Fee - advised when person contacts the clinic, service or practice
Ages that the clinic provides services for
0 - 4 years, 5 - 11 years, 12 - 18 years, Adults (> 18 years)
FASD experience and training
PATCHES Paediatrics was established in 2012 to provide FASD diagnostic services in 'hard to reach populations and places'. We have grown into a statewide service in WA metropolitan and rural/remote communities, and will expand our service into the Northern Territory (NT), Victoria (VIC), Tasmania (TAS), and South Australia (SA) in 2017.
Our multidisciplinary teams have conducted over 250 FASD assessments, including in the justice system and child protection systems. We are a registered therapy provider through the NDIS and offer FASD-specific therapy and support programs. Our teams offer professional development and training in FASD diagnosis and therapy. All of our clinicians have trained in FASD assessment including at the University of Washington (USA). In 2017 our clinic will partner with the University of Western Australia to develop a Graduate Certificate in FASD Assessment and Diagnosis.