Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy service assists the frail, aged and people with disabilities – including age related conditions – to maintain maximum independence and involvement in everyday activities and to remain in their homes safely. The occupational therapists provide assessment and recommendations within programs at CH and within peoples’ home environments to assist in making daily living easier.

Services available include:

  • Provide information on ways of doing activities in easier and safer way
  • Provide information on equipment and modifications within the home to enable safety and independence
  • Assist in accessing services and funding sources for equipment and home modifications
  • Children’s Occupational Therapy is also available—see Children’s Occupational Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

Occupational Therapy services are for frail older people, younger people with disabilities and others who need support to continue managing independently at home. Occupational Therapists can assess and advise on:

  • Safety in the home
  • Reducing falls risks
  • Making your home ‘dementia friendly’.
  • Making your home accessible for wheelchairs and walking frames.
  • Home modifications
  • Help with any minor modifications required, for example: grab rails in the shower and toilet. We can also help with major renovations such as ramps and bathroom modifications.
  • Aids and equipment
  • Shower seats, toilet aids, electric lift recliners, adapted phones, kitchen aids and more.
  • Manual and electric wheelchairs and pressure care cushions.
  • Mobility scooters and training.
  • Personal alarms.
How do I book an appointment?

Our Occupational Therapy service is for everyone. To make further enquiries about our services, please contact one of our friendly receptionists 9890 2220, between 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

How much will it cost?

You may be eligible for a government subsidy if you qualify for any of the following:

  • Health care card or Pensioner Card
  • My Aged Care
  • Chronic Disease Management Plan
  • NDIS

For more information see our Fees page

Occupational Therapy Fees

  • Per billable hour of service $125
Do I need a Dr’s referral?

You do not require a referral from your Dr to access this service at Carrington Health. However, if you discuss your requirements with your GP, you may be offered a Chronic Disease Management Plan which will entitle you to a subsidy.

Will I get a rebate for my private health insurance?

If you have extras cover on your private health insurance, we offer easy to claim on the spot rebates. You are advised to contact your private health insurer prior to appointment to discuss your level of coverage.

Do you see WorkCover patients?

Yes, you will require an approved WorkCover Claim Number for us to bill WorkCover directly. Please bring this with you to your first appointment.

What if English isn’t my first language?

We have clinicians that speak a range of languages, including Mandarin and Cantonese. Simply enquire if one of these clinicians are available when you make your appointment. If not, we are able to arrange an interpreter for you.

Do you arrange home visits?

Our occupational service is able to visit you in your own home to discuss your needs. Simply call us to arrange an appointment on 9890 2220.