Occupational therapy provides screening and assessments for children with mild to moderate developmental challenges. Some limited individual sessions are provided.

Eligibility

Children aged 0-12 who show difficulties in one or more of the following areas:

  • fine motor skills including handwriting difficulties
  • gross motor skills
  • independence in home / kindergarten / school
  • difficulties participating in developmentally typical tasks for example play and learning

Waiting Period

Our information and appointment service will advise on acceptance to the program

Referrals

Referrals can be made through our information and appointment service

  • T: 1300 3 iCARE  (1300 342 273)

Locations

  • Cranbourne
  • Berwick
  • Pakenham
  • Cockatoo
  • Springvale
  • Dandenong
  • Kingston / Bayside

Cost

No fee charged for:

  • Bulk Billed Medical (Medicare Card)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
  • Information & Appointment Service
  • Young People (12-18 years)
  • Children 0-2 Years whose parents are on Health Care Card / Pension Card or Low Income
  • Financial counselling
  • People with Temporary Protection Visas or who are Refugees
  • Asylum Seekers Clinic is free – available only at Greater Dandenong Community Health Service.

Fees

A fee may be charged for Monash Health Community services, as per State and Commonwealth Funding guides.

In certain circumstances, fees may be waived, for example for people experiencing financial hardship.

Please contact us if you have any queries about fees and how they may apply to you.

 

Why may fees be charged:
  • Community Health Services receive funding from Commonwealth and State Governments.
  • Both levels of Government have a policy of “user pays”
  • Money raised from fees is put back into health services so that more people can benefit
  • Fees are much lower than the actual cost of the services.

General Enquiries and Appoinments

  • T: 1300 3 iCARE  (1300 342 273)
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