Who is Eligible?
Children who meet all the criteria below:
Have evidence suggesting a global developmental delay or intellectual disability
Have not yet started school
Are eligible for a Medicare card
Are residents of the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD)
NSLHD provides CDS services to all residents living in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):
Northern Beaches (formerly Manly, Warringah and Pittwater LGAs), Mosman, North Sydney, Ryde, Lane Cove, Willoughby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby.
There are a small group of Epping residents, who live within Parramatta LGA, however they remain residents of NSLHD's service area. For clients living in the Epping area, we recommend you contact the relevant service, as our staff are able to enter the child's address into geo-mapping software, to confirm which local health district provides services.
To make an appointment at the CDS, a referral will first need to be accepted.
All referrals go through an intake process prior to being accepted and require our referral form to be filled in by an early childhood professional such as a Paediatrician, Speech Pathologist , Occupational Therapist, Child Care educator or GP.
If the referral is not suitable, advice is given on alternative services.
Referral forms for health professionals can be found here:
Families can make inquiries by calling us.