Occupational therapists help people to overcome various limitations so that they can live more independent lives. They work in many environments including schools, nursing homes, hospitals and workplaces.
- Evaluation – the abilities of the person are assessed in the context of their work, school, home,leisure, general lifestyle and family situation
- Consultation – having made an assessment, the occupational therapist then consults with the person, other professionals and family members who may be closely involved, to develop a treatment program
- Treatment – this may take place in a clinic, hospital ward, residential care centre or at the person’s home, school or workplace
Appointments may be made directly without a doctor’s referral.
Your doctor or other health professional may also refer you to an occupational therapist.
How to access
To find an occupational therapist near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.
Contact your local occupational therapist for opening hours.
Occupational therapist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.
Occupational therapists fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.