New adult speech pathology service in Hume

  2 April 2019  DPV Health   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

We are delighted to announce that we have just expanded our adult Speech Pathology Service to be able to work with people within the Hume region.

Who is eligible?

Communication is a basic human right and can include sounds of speech, understanding, language, voice, fluency and access to alternative communication. Swallowing difficulties can have a big impact on someone’s safety and quality of life. Communication and swallowing difficulties can occur for many reasons including:

  • stroke
  • neurological diseases
  • surgery
  • cancer or
  • dementia

The Adult Speech Pathology service at DPV Health is available to adults, over 18 with mild – severe communication or swallowing impairments and their carers, who live in the city of Whittlesea or Hume. The Speech Pathology service can see people who are funded by Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), Home and Community Care (HACC), Community Health and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services.

What will the speech pathologist do?
The speech pathologists will complete thorough and individualised assessments and intervention in clinic and in client homes or the community, depending on the client’s needs. The service can help clients with education, developing systems to improve communication and swallowing, direct therapy tasks, communication partner training and referrals. We will also work with interpreters when needed and frequently liaise with a large range of multi-disciplinary professionals to provide holistic care.

How to access services:

Hume central intake
Ph: 1300 234 263 (Option 5)

Whittlesea intake
Ph: (03) 9409 8724

GP referrals are preferred.

Adult speech pathology – DPV Health

Disclaimer: This article was provided by DPV Health. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.