Emergency or crisis situations

The Paediatricians at Coastal Developmental Paediatrics are dedicated to supporting children with paediatric medical or complex developmental needs and their families. We provide highly-specialised, individualised, structured and coordinated care, within business hours, and in the structure of planned consultations.

We do not offer acute care services

If you find yourself in a crisis, there are a number of supports which are specifically available to address the needs of children and families with acute difficulties.

For medical support in business hours

Please contact your General Practitioner (GP).

For medical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Ambulance and local hospital emergency department: 000

For mental health support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Ambulance and local emergency department: 000

Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Maroochydore: (07) 5409 9111 (8.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

After hours Mental health Acute response team: 1300 64 22 55

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Support and information

The following services also provide support and information to parents and families, though may not be available 24 hours per day:

Parent line: 1300 30 1300

Family and Child Connect: 13 32 64


Modified with authority from Child Development Network, Brisbane.