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Occupational Therapists can help to promote your wellness, safety and independence. They work with people of all ages, and with a wide variety of conditions that affect the ability to remain independent and safe at home.

An Occupational Therapist can provide you with:

  • Assessment in your ability to self-care, manage your home and access the community
  • Assessment and modification of your home environment to improve safety and independence; this may include rails in the shower, banister rails and step modifications
  • Prescription of assistive equipment and training in its use; this may include shower stools, chair raises, dressing and cooking aids
  • Adaptation or design of special equipment
  • Teaching you easier ways to perform tasks to prevent injury and improve your energy levels
  • Promoting independence
  • Provide assistance with life skills and recreational activities
  • Guidance on how to prevent falls, look after your back care, and comfortable seating

Occupational Therapy is beneficial if you have a disability or a chronic condition, or you have experienced a serious health threat. An Occupational Therapist can help to you live longer at home, continue activities that are meaningful and important to you, assess your community access and safety, and prevent falls and injuries in the home and community.

Our service is available to people of all ages.

Fees may apply. Additional fees may apply for purchase of equipment.

Contact the Intake Service between 9am and 5pm on 9409 8724 for City of Whittlesea locations or 1300 234 263 for City of Hume locations.

We accept self-referrals, and we also accept referrals from your GP, specialists or other health professionals, carer or family member.

Health professionals are requested to send Referrals by:

  • E-referral via Connecting Care
  • Fax 9408 9508 City of Whittlesea Locations or 8339 9898 for City of Hume Locations
  • Post to PO Box 82, Whittlesea 3757 for City of Whittlesea locations or PO Box 197 Glenroy 3046 for City of Hume locations

We can provide Occupational Therapist services through your NDIS plan.

For people aged over 65 years, or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, referral is via My Aged Care.

Wait lists may apply for bookings. Priority is given according to the severity of condition.

For current clients who would like to book or cancel appointments, contact Reception on 9409 8787 for City of Whittlesea locations or Reception on 1300 234 263 for City of Hume locations.

Please remember to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Name and contact details of your regular GP
  • A list of medications you currently use

Allow 90 minutes for your first appointment. This will consist of a discussion with your Occupational Therapist about your condition and general health. We will then discuss with you about how to best manage your condition.