Information for home-based services

There may be occasions when you need one or more of our health professionals to see you in your home.

The reasons for a home visit may include:

  • Assessing what home modifications are required, e.g. ramps
  • Trialling mobility aids, such as a wheeled frame, electric wheel chair
  • Trialling assistive devices, such as bed poles, electric chairs, shower chair

Services offered – the following health professionals offer home visits:

  • Community Health Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist

Is there a fee for the home based services?

There is no fee for the home visit by the health professional.

Structural work, such as installing a ramp or hand rails, may need to be fully funded by yourself or you may be eligible for financial assistance. Your therapist will discuss the funding options with you before any work is commenced.

Equipment, such as mobility or bathroom aids, may need to be fully funded by yourself or you may be eligible for funding assistance. Your therapist will discuss the funding options with you at your appointment.

Do you need a referral?

The decision to make a home visit is made once your therapist has assessed you in the clinic and consulted with you and/or your carer/family.

Is there a catchment area for home visits?

Home visits are completed at the discretion of the health professional.

Generally speaking we can see you at home if you live within 45mins by car from the Kingston Centre.

Is there a waiting time?

Our clinic staff make every effort to give patients appointments as promptly as possible. However due to the demand for our services there are times when there is a waiting period before a therapist can visit you at home. If your need for a home visit is urgent, please talk to your therapist.

Will my GP get a letter?

After your initial home visit, the therapist will send a letter to your local doctor only if you request it.

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