Accessing help early in a child’s development can make all the difference.
Country Health Connect offers a range of children’s services for children from birth to seven years through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), as well as other services for children with developmental needs.
Our services for children are family oriented, supporting children to grow and develop to their full potential in the early years.
Children’s services provided through the National Disability Services Scheme (NDIS)
As an accredited South Australian NDIS provider, Country Health Connect will work with you to plan the best way to deliver the services you have been approved to receive under your NDIS plan and ensure they are aligned to help your child reach their goals.
We can provide services at the best location to support your child. We tailor our services to meet your needs and can see your child individually or in a group program. Our focus and skills are in early intervention until children turn seven years of age at which time we work with families to identify ongoing needs and assist with transition to another NDIS provider.
We provide services that focus on your family goals to help keep things on track. Our professional teams plan with you to provide help with:
- communication skills
- movement and gross motor skills
- self-care and independence support (personal grooming, dressing, sleeping)
- play and social interaction skills
- fussy eating and nutrition advice
- parenting support and other family needs.
Our teams include speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and dietitians. We can also refer you to our podiatry services or continence nurses, or for orthotics and prosthetics needs.
In addition, we have a network of paediatricians available if your child has complex medical, developmental or disability needs. Your coordinator will work closely with these services if they are required and can facilitate a referral if necessary.
For more information go to Services provided through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Other services for children with developmental needs
For families who are not eligible for the NDIS, Country Health Connect has a range of services available to support you if your child has developmental needs until they turn seven years of age.
If your child has health or medical needs, we are able to assist, and if these are ongoing after they turn seven years old we will ensure your child receives the necessary support from our service to meet those needs.
Our services can be provided in your home, in our clinics, through telehealth video calls or in community locations such as child care centres, kindergartens and schools. We tailor our services to meet your needs and can see your child individually or in a group program.
Following a planned period of support, if your child needs ongoing care or therapy we will help work out the next steps:
- staying with us and working on your goals
- helping you access other services
- helping you apply to NDIS for ongoing support and funding.
For more information about your options please call our friendly team on 1800 944 912.