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We have speech pathologists working with adults and children across many Bendigo Health programs. Each of our programs offers a variety of specialised services which can respond to your specific needs.
We accept referrals for inpatients from health professionals within Bendigo health. Patients can request a speech pathology referral through their treating team.
We accept referrals to community and outpatient speech pathology programs from health professionals.
We accept internal referrals for inpatients via the electronic referral system – patient flow manager.
The emergency department can refer verbally to inpatient speech pathologists via the Bendigo Health Switchboard on 5454 6000.
Internal services forms are required for referrals between Bendigo Health programs.
Referrals for a videofluoroscopic swallowing assessment from an external clinician or organisation require
These are required prior to a procedure being scheduled.
Videofluoroscopies for patients from other hospitals will be triaged by inpatient speech pathologists by calling the switchboard on 5454 6000.
All other external videofluoroscopy requests go through the swallowing disorders clinic.
All external community and outpatient speech pathology referrals go through the Bendigo Health Referral Centre.
Please note community health referrals require referrers to complete the SCTT form.
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