About SA Intellectual Disability Health Service

The South Australian Intellectual Disability Health Service (SAIDHS), formerly known as the Centre for Disability Health, is a state-wide, specialised health service funded by SA Health which provides medical and mental health assessment and consultation for adults with intellectual disability and complex needs. SAIDHS adopts a person-centred approach to care, we treat the person receiving healthcare with dignity and respect and involve them with all decisions about their health. Treatment plans are developed with the person with intellectual disability in partnership with families, carers and service providers.

Specialised medical (General Practitioner, Rehabilitation and Neurology Physicians) and mental health (Psychiatrist) clinical services are available to provide comprehensive assessment and planning to support ongoing care in the community by existing services, such as GPs and Allied Health professionals. SAIDHS does not provide ongoing services, however, can offer short term follow up and time limited treatment. A detailed clinical plan and recommendations are provided to the referring service (usually the GP) on discharge. People can be re-referred to SAIDHS if their health needs change.

Services are provided by appointment at the SAIDHS clinic at Ingle Farm or via telehealth. Home visits may be available based on clinical need.

Fact sheets

You can find out more about our service in:

Model of Care

The SAIDHS is implementing a new model of care for the delivery of health services for people with intellectual disability in South Australia. A model of care is a document which outlines the way health services are delivered. The intended benefits of the SAIDHS Model of Care include:

  • improving access to appropriate and timely care for people with intellectual disability
  • developing a skilled and resourced workforce able to deliver a high standard of care
  • improving service integration and navigation.

View our Model of Care (PDF 1MB).

Getting to SAIDHS

The SAIDHS is located at the Ingle Farm Recreation Centre, 1/58 Beovich Rd, Ingle Farm SA, 5098. Approximately 30 minutes north east of the Adelaide CBD, in a wheelchair-accessible and quiet location. Our office hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Accessible parking is available in the visitor’s carpark directly in front of the centre. After coming up the steps or ramp at the front entrance to the Recreation Centre, walk through the automatic doors and turn immediately left to access SAIDHS.

Bus stop 42 on Beovich Rd is directly outside the Recreation Centre, and is serviced by bus numbers 203, 203F, 209F and 565 (South side only).

Speak to one of our team about a phone or video consultation if it is difficult for you to attend the SAIDHS at Ingle Farm. Call us on (08) 8257 7300 Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (excluding public holidays).