Children's Feeding Clinic

Referral Form

Referral form (PDF, 270KB)




Eastern Health provides a combined Dietetic and Speech Pathology feeding clinic for infants and young children. An Occupational Therapist may also be involved if required. The team works with children and their families who are experiencing difficulties with feeding or mealtimes. Therapy is provided to infants and preschool aged children individually or in small groups. Appointments are conducted either face-to-face or using telehealth.



We help babies and children up to 6 years of age with:

  • Fussy eating and food refusal
  • Growth concerns
  • Difficulty with food of different textures
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing

This service is not suitable for children where there are complex or multiple areas of concern, or for children with acute/urgent feeding concerns.


Please note: Referrals for children starting school the next year must be received before the 30th of June.

Parents or carers are able to self-refer a child for assessment.  Referrals are also accepted from any professionals involved with the child (such as a Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Kindergarten Teacher, GP, Paediatrician), as long as consent from the parent/carer is obtained.

To refer a child, please complete the following form:

We are unable to accept referrals for:

  • Children who qualify for early intervention services (ECEI) or NDIS funding
  • School aged children
  • Children attending another service
  • Children from families in the high income bracket


Frequently asked questions

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The level of fees payable is dependent on the family’s income and whether the client has a concession card. The Community Health income ranges are based on the Centrelink Income Test for pensioners.

Current fees (August 2022) are:

  • Low income, Health Care Card holders, or Families with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background: $0       
  • Medium income: $30  
  • High Income Families are ineligible for this service

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health and Maroondah Hospital


377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville 3777

2444 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction 3797

24 Grey Street, Ringwood East 3135

Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm

P 1300 130 381 Option 4

F (03) 5962 1458


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