Healthy Weight Service

Who we are

We are an experienced, specialist team offering tertiary level care to children and young people who have severe or complicated obesity and those who are at risk of type 2 diabetes.

The Healthy Weight Service (HWS) provides evidence-based education and advice that is safe and effective to assist young people to manage their weight in a healthy way.  

Services we provide

Families and young people will have access to medical, dietetic, physiotherapy and mental health advice in the one setting. The Healthy Weight Service provides a program including assessment and follow-up tailored to each family’s needs. We aim to support families to achieve long-term health.

The services we provide vary depending on the needs of each family, and may include:

  • Assessment and treatment of causes and complications of obesity
  • Parent/carer education sessions
  • Age appropriate levels of child education
  • Physical activity component
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) (young people only)
  • Regular individual appointments with our multi-disciplinary team
  • Telephone consultations with team members
  • Email contact, resources and video education
  • Liaising with community-based health care providers to assist your child with support in between appointments with our service and after discharge.

Patients are generally offered care and support in the Healthy Weight Service for approximately 12 months and the frequency of patient visits to PCH to depends on the needs of the child and family.

How to refer

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service

Inclusion criteria applies and you should carefully assess if the child is eligible to receive care through the HWS. Please read our inclusion and exclusion criteria before submitting a referral.

It is essential that all supporting information be provided to avoid delay in referral processing and increased wait times for families.

For patients and families

For health professionals


Outpatient clinics

Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

Office hours

Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm.


Healthy Weight Service clinics are held in:

  • Clinic D, Level 1
  • Clinic L, Level 4
  • Clinic K, Level 2

Contact us


6456 1111, select option 4