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The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Services(VPRS) assists children to improve their functional abilities and achieve their maximum potential through specialised inpatient or ambulatory services, clinics and programs.

VPRS services are available at the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Health. Eight ambulatory services are located at Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, Bendigo Health Care Group, Eastern Health, Goulburn Valley Health, Latrobe Health Service, Monash Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Services provided

  • Acquired brain injury services and clinics
  • Physical rehabilitation services and clinics
  • Spinal cord injury and disease services and clinics
  • Chronic fatigue service and clinic
  • Tone management clinics
  • Combined orthopaedic and rehabilitation clinics
  • Combined rehabilitation and plastics clinics

VPRS also has a range of programs:

  • Intensive rehabilitation
  • Transitional programs to home and community
  • Reconditioning programs
  • Interdisciplinary assessments and rehabilitation planning for future surgeries or treatments
  • Assessment clinics that can provide advice on treatment and intervention.
  • Consultation and advice
  • Community integration including home, school and facility visits in conjunction with local professionals
  • Group programs in areas such as mobility, social skills, sports and recreation and school transition
  • Teaching and research programs 

To find out more about services and programs contact your local Regional Coordinator for more information 

Eligibility

Victorian children aged up to 18 years of age.

How to access

VPRS takes referrals from any of the people listed below. Visit your local paediatrician and/or General Practitioner to get a medical referral prior to your first appointment. 

  • Paediatricians
  • General Practitioners
  • Health Professionals
  • Paediatric Service Providers
  • Families

Visit the referrers webpage to find out more.

Costs

There is no cost to Victorians.

Profile

Sector

Healthcare rehabilitation

Regulation

government

Tip

Visit the services webpage to find your closest VPRS.

Important

Obtain a referral for your child and keep your GP up to date on accessing the service.

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