Child and Adolescent
The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) provides a comprehensive service supporting the health, wellbeing and development of young Western Australians. We aim to ensure all our young people get the best start in life through health promotion; early identification and intervention; and patient-centred, family-focused care.
We care for children and adolescents through our metropolitan community and mental health services, the State’s only dedicated paediatric hospital, through specialised statewide services, and support to other hospitals and health services across the State.
In 2010, there were more than 507 000 people under 16 in Western Australia, of whom 5.7 per cent were Aboriginal. The under-16 population of the State is projected to grow to more than 591 000 by 2020.