Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (MIDAS)

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (formerly QCIDD) is a state-wide service which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of adults with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. The team achieve this through clinical practice, education, and research. Our services are designed to assist health practitioners and service providers. Services are provided from Mater Hospital, South Brisbane. For patients outside of Brisbane area a telehealth service option is available.

You can find more information on our private MIDAS psychology services here

We provide the following clinical services to patients 16 years or older:

  • Advice regarding physical health of people with intellectual and developmental disability.
  • A mental health assessment service.
  • Nurse support and consultation services.

Advice regarding physical health

  • Designed to provide your regular GP with specialist advice.
  • Provided by experienced GPs with a special interest in the healthcare of people with intellectual and developmental disability.
  • Communication is provided to your usual GP, and any other professionals or services required.

Mental health assessment service

  • Focuses on mental health and significant behavioural changes, including a thorough review of previous diagnoses and treatments.
  • Usually involves two or three 45-minute interviews with psychiatrists or senior psychiatry registrars who specialise in intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Communication including diagnosis, management and treatment suggestions are provided to your GP, and to other relevant specialists.

Nurse consultation service

Our telephone and email consultation service is provided through Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service’s clinical coordinator (clinical nurse).

Information and confidential advice is provided to family members, GPs and disability and health professionals.

The clinical coordinator can be contacted on 07 3163 2412 or

Our Service

What can we provide?

  • Advice about physical health.
  • Advice regarding your healthcare.
  • Limited follow up as an outpatient.
  • Support for primary health services such as your regular GP, and other health practitioners.
  • Referral and advice to assist you to link with other services and health professionals.
  • Advocacy in the healthcare system or advice about how to get the best from the health system.

What services cannot be provided? 

  • 24-hour cover or GP care.
  • Emergency response or crisis intervention.
  • Inpatient assessment (our doctors do not have admitting rights to hospital).
  • Intensive follow-up.
  • IQ assessments and ASD assessments private. See private MIDAS psychology services here
  • Full functional or behavioural assessments by psychologist.
  • Ongoing psychiatric care.
  • Assessment and ongoing treatment for adults with ADHD.

Patients will need a referral from a GP or medical specialist. 

Medical professionals can access referral information via the MIDAS referral webpage.

Contact us

For enquiries or to make a booking please call 07 3163 2412 or email

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service
Level 4, Salmon Building
537 Stanley Street
South Brisbane, Qld 4101