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.

QCIDD provides a telephone/email consultation service through QCIDD’s clinical co- ordinator. Information and confidential advice is provided to family members, General Practitioners, and disability and health professionals. QCIDD’s Clinical Coordinator Julie Gibson can be contacted on 07-31632524 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

QCIDD also has a part time behavioural support consultant. This role is to provide a consultation service on positive behavioural support to adults with intellectual disability for families and staff. Staff could include either direct care staff or disability or health professionals. A full functional assessment is not offered as part of this service. However referrals to other private psychologists can be provided. Contact: Ms Cindy Nicollet, phone 07-31631625 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.