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Adult Services

Mater's Adult Speech Pathology Department offers inpatient and outpatient assessment and intervention services to patients who present with communication and swallowing difficulties.

The Adult Speech Pathology department provides specialist instrumental swallowing assessment for inpatients and outpatients (modified barium swallow) and is a centre of excellence in the management of fluency disorders.

The Adult Speech Pathology department also services the following clinics:

  • Cleft Palate Clinic
  • Craniofacial Clinic
  • Cochlear Implant Clinic (MARCIS)
  • Voice Clinic
  • Mater Health and Wellness Clinic.

How to access our services

Inpatients

Inpatients over 18 years of age of Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, Mater Private Hospital and Mater Private Rehabilitation Unit are eligible for Adult Speech Pathology inpatient services. Referrals are accepted from treating medical teams, nursing staff and allied health colleagues.

Outpatients

The following outpatient services are available through the Adult Speech Pathology department. There is no cost associated with these services if you have a current valid Medicare card. Please discuss this with our staff if you fall outside of this criteria.

Fluency (stuttering)

  • Service available to adolescents and adults
  • Self-referrals are accepted. Please contact the Speech Pathology Department during office hours for details.

Dysphagia and Modified Barium Swallow Clinic

  • Referrals are accepted from Mater doctors. In some instances, GP referrals are accepted. Please contact the Speech Pathology Department during office hours for details.

Voice

  • Referrals accepted from Mater Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) consultants only. External referrals are not accepted.
Neurological Disorders
  • Referrals are accepted from Mater doctors. In some instances, GP referrals are accepted. Please contact the Speech Pathology Department during office hours for details.
 
Private Speech Pathology

Additional specialist clinics/groups have specific eligibility criteria and various means of referral. Please contact the Speech Pathology Department for further details.

 
Location

As per campus map.

Parking

As per campus map.

Contact Us

Telephone 07 3163 8685
Facsimile 07 3163 1509

Mater Hospital Brisbane, Level 2
Mater Health Services
Cnr Raymond Tce and Stanley Street
South Brisbane Qld 4101

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4.30 pm. The office is closed on weekends and public holidays.

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