QUEENSLAND CENTRE FOR INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY (QCIDD) CLINIC
School of Medicine at the University of Queensland
QCIDD aims to improve the health and well being of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in Queensland, through clinical practice, education, and research.
QCIDD provides the following clinical services at no cost to Queensland adults with intellectual or developmental disability who are 17 years and older:
- Comprehensive health assessments
- A psychiatric assessment service
- Telephone/email consultation services, including behaviour support consultancy
- The comprehensive health assessment entails a thorough examination of all aspects of a person’s health care: including physical, social and mental health. It usually involves three one hour appointments and further follow-up and review appointments as required. The doctors who provide these health assessments are general practitioners who have a special interest and experience in the health care of people with intellectual disability. QCIDD’s clinical service is not intended to replace your general practitioner. Instead our service provides a comprehensive health assessment, with referral back to your GP and others (medical specialists, allied health professionals etc).
The psychiatric assessment service focuses on mental health and behavioural issues. It includes a review of previous diagnoses and treatments. Assessment usually involves two or three 45 minute interviews, after which a detailed report is produced. Unfortunately we are not able to provide longer-term follow up. The consultant psychiatrist undertaking the psychiatric assessments have a specialist interest in the mental health of people with intellectual disability.