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Neuropsychology outpatient service in CALHN

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Neuropsychology Service provides psychometric assessment into suspected brain changes/injury and cognitive impairment. Assessment may include attention and concentration, speed of information processing, learning and memory, as well as more complex skills such as problem solving, reasoning, and planning.

A Neuropsychologist's opinion may be sought for:

  • diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • mental capacity and issues related to guardianship
  • strengths and weaknesses profiling
  • rehabilitation planning
  • development of tailored cognitive strategies

The Neuropsychology service does not conduct assessments for medico-legal, educational or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) purposes.

The duration of assessment typically ranges between two to four hours. If an assessment can be completed a report will be provided to assist in the patient's ongoing management.

Appointment location

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Outpatient Department, Level 3.
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000

Outpatient appointments are for 9am.  We recommend patients register with Outpatients at 8:45am.

Outpatient clinics may close in response to inpatient demand.

Consultants

RAH

Wendy Barsdell Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist
Suzy Hackett
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Jasmine Roy Clinical Neuropsychologist
Sarita Kidson
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Jessica Hofmann
Clinical Neuropsychologist


GP information

Refer your patient

Fax referral to the Administrative Hub on (08) 7074 6247 and attention to: Neuropsychology

We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service. 

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. 

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results. 

If a previous cognitive assessment has been conducted by a psychologist or neuropsychologist please state the name of the clinician/service and when the assessment occurred.

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the Patient Services Team on 1300 153 853 .

To make a referral:  

Download the Adult referral form for outpatient Neuropsychological assessment at RAH (DOC 131KB).

RAH Fax: (08) 7074 6247    

Telephone: 1300 153 853
 

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.

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Patient information

How to access that clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or health professional to access this service.

Once they have sent the referral through to Neuropsychology, you will be placed on a waiting list. Once an appointment becomes available, you will receive a letter confirming your appointment time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.


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