Child with autism

Are you worried if your child has Autism? You may be concerned about your child's speech and language skills, interactions with other children, unusual sensory sensitivities, or repetitive or unusual behaviour.

If you are concerned about your child’s development and wondering if they have Autism, DPV Health’s Autism Assessment Clinic can help. Our Autism Assessment team has over 30 years’ experience in supporting children with Autism. Our expert professional team includes:

  • Family Engagement Worker
  • paediatricians
  • psychologists
  • speech pathologists
  • occupational therapists
  • audiologists

We can provide you with a streamlined assessment process, and link you and your family into support services following your assessment.

Our service is available to children aged 3-7 years.

When the Medicare rebate is applied for the assessment, an $800 out-of-pocket charge will apply (with $100 to be paid upon referral and $700 paid at attendance of the first clinic). Payment plans are available.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon diagnosis, children with Autism can access support funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) scheme.

To discuss referral, please contact the Intake Service between 9am and 5pm on 1300 234 263.
We accept self-referrals, also referrals from your GP, paediatricians, specialists, a Maternal and Child Health Nurse or other health professional, early years educators, carers or family members. All referrals must have parental consent.

Health professionals are requested to send referrals by:

  • E-referral via Connecting Care
  • Fax 9408 9508 City of Whittlesea locations or 8339 9898 for City of Hume Locations
  • Post to PO Box 82, Whittlesea 3757 for City of Whittlesea locations or PO Box 197 Glenroy 3046 for City of Hume locations

We offer short waiting lists, so you can get an answer quickly and help to minimise your family’s stress.

The following information is required at the time of referral:

  • Child’s name
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Current address and telephone number
  • Parent/caregiver’s names
  • Reason for referral
  • Any other relevant information

Interpreters are available at no extra cost.

For current clients that would like to book or cancel appointments, contact Reception on 1300 234 263.