People with intellectual disability often have more health problems than others in the general community. Many health needs can be met by a person's General Practitioner, but sometimes a specialised approach is required.

Northern Sydney Intellectual Disability Service (NSIDHS) is a multidisciplinary consultative health service that provides comprehensive health assessments for children and adults with intellectual disability, and unmet complex health needs. The team also provide clinical advice and education for mainstream health professionals and general practice teams.  

NSIDHS provides a comprehensive health assessment service including health care planning, advice and referrals. The service works with the person's General Practitioner and/or Paediatrician, and other clinicians who will provide ongoing health care, to ensure high quality health care.

The service can provide advice, information, and resources on the management of care, and the needs of people with intellectual disability including:

  • How to make reasonable adjustments
  • Training on use of communication tools
  • Advice and information on management of care for people with intellectual disability; including strategies to better understand and manage a client/patient's challenging behaviours
  • Resources, tools, information on health services. 

Please note that the NSIDHS does not provide routine reviews and will refer to health and other services as needed.



To be eligible for the service the child or adult must have an intellectual disability and complex health conditions, with a current unresolved health problem, and health care needs that cannot be met by usual care. 

The client must also live in the Northern Sydney Local Health District. 

NSIDHS also provides outreach services to Mid-North Coast LHD and Northern NSW LHD


Jeanine Spratt

02 8968 3400

Monday - Thursday 8am - 4pm

Email: [email protected]

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Clinics & Services

Medical consultations for school aged children and adults

Facilitate transition for adolescents moving from paediatric to adult health services

Clinics in Special Schools

Education for health professionals

Psychology and social work consultation



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NSLHD Intellectual Disability Service
231 Military Rd
Cremorne, NSW 2090

Finding Us

By Car : Enter via Cranbrook Avenue (on the right side of the building). Park in Cranbrook Avenue (Mostly 2 hours free parking, some unlimited) or adjacent streets. If using a wheelchair, please inform clinic when booking appointment as the garage will be made available to you (entrance Cranbrook Ave).

By Public Transport : Visit

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Monday - Thursday  8:00am - 4:00pm

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