Illawarra Adult Outpatient Speech Pathology


Adult outpatient speech pathology service.

What we do

Manage clients over 18 years of age with new onset/acquired swallowing and communication disorders.

Our team includes speech pathologists, an allied health assistant, and student speech pathologists.

When to access this service

Adults experiencing new changes to swallowing (oro-pharyngeal) or communication (e.g. language, voice, speech). 

What to expect

First appointments are typically one hour, during which time the speech pathologist will explore your reason for referral, assess your swallow or communication, and discuss a plan to manage your concern.

Should therapy be indicated, sessions are 30 minutes 1-2 times per week (per speech pathologist prescription) for maximum of 6 weeks. These may be delivered one-on-one or in a group setting.

Who should access this service

Illawarra residents over 18 years of age with new onset/acquired swallowing or communication changes. Clients must be able to attend the outpatient clinic, and be able to actively participate in therapy.

How to access this service

No referral necessary.

What to bring

Referral letter and any recent specialist medical reports (if applicable).


Contact Information

Port Kembla Hospital
Ground Floor, West Wing
89-91 Cowper St
Warrawong NSW 2502
02 4223 8201

8am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Parking and Transport

Port Kembla Hospital is located on Cowper Street. Pedestrians can access the hospital from the main entrance on Cowper Street. There is a bus stop located close to the hospital with the following services available - Premier Illawarra 52, 53 and 54.

Port Kembla Hospital: There is limited parking available for patients, families and carers at the back of the hospital, via Fairfax Road.

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

There are disabled parking spots in the car park. The drop off zone at the front door of the hospital can be accessed via the entrance on Cowper Street.