Children’s Asthma Education Service (CAES)

Asthma is a condition of the lungs that makes it difficult to breathe. It’s a common health problem that affects up to 1 in 10 children.

Although there is currently no cure for asthma, people with asthma can lead normal, active lives if their condition is well managed. Up to 80% of child and adolescent deaths from asthma are preventable with appropriate asthma management and education.

The Children’s Asthma Education Service (CAES) provides children, young people and their families with initial and continuing support to manage their asthma. This includes helping:

  • children, young people and families understand asthma, asthma first aid, how asthma medications work and when to use them
  • families manage wheezing in the first years of life
  • primary school aged children with symptom recognition and increasing independence
  • teenagers self-manage support and device options.

This service is a free service for people up to 18 years old.


To book an appointment or make a referral, contact Central Health Intake on 02 5124 9977 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 3.30pm on Wednesday. You can self-refer for this service. Please ensure you bring any medication or devices you use to your appointment, as well as your Asthma Action Plan if you have one.

Adult Asthma Education Service

The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine offers a free adult asthma education service on how to manage your condition.

Please contact the department for more information:

Phone: 02 5124 2066

Fax: 02 5124 2604


For more information on Asthma please visit National Asthma Council of Australia.

Page last updated on: 12 Aug 2019