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Brain function (Neuropsychology)


The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Neuropsychology Service at Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) provides psychometric assessment into suspected brain changes/injury and cognitive impairment. Assessment may include attention and concentration, speed of information processing, learning and memory, as well as more complex skills such as problem solving, reasoning, and planning.

A Neuropsychologist's opinion may be sought for:

  • diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • mental capacity and issues related to guardianship
  • strengths and weaknesses profiling
  • rehabilitation planning
  • development of tailored cognitive strategies

The Neuropsychology service does not conduct assessments for medico-legal, educational or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) purposes.

The duration of assessment typically ranges between two to four hours. If an assessment can be completed a report will be provided to assist in the patient's ongoing management.

For more information please view the CALHN Neuropsychology outpatient service web page.

Appointment location at RAH

Outpatient Department, Level 3.
RAH, Port Road SA 5000

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

  • Outpatient map – RAH

Outpatient appointments are for 9.00am. We recommend patients register with Outpatients at 8:45am.

Outpatient clinics may close in response to inpatient demand.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

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