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Prosthetics and Orthotics

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Service provides assessment, prescription, fabrication, fitting, review and adjustment of prostheses and orthoses as well as ongoing advice and care to maximize function for clients. The service is available to children and adults who may benefit from orthoses (braces and splints) or require prostheses (artificial limbs) for functional and cosmetic applications.   

Facial, digital (fingers) and breast prostheses are not supplied by this service.

Contact

Tel: 03 5320 3748
Fax: 03 5320 3800
E-Mail: michelleo@bhs.org.au

Address / Building Location

Ballarat Health Services (Queen Elizabeth Centre site)
102 Ascot St Sth
Ballarat VIC 3350

Ballarat Health Services (Base Hospital site)
Drummond St Nth
Ballarat VIC 3350

Hours of Service

Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 5.00pm

Outpatient / Referral Information

A referral from a Medical Practitioner or Allied Health Professional is required to access prosthetics and orthotics services and is provided on an appointment basis only.

Areas Serviced

Grampians Region

Fees

Prostheses and orthoses may be self-funded, or funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Work Cover insurers (WC), the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA), the Public Prosthetic funds formerly known as the Victorian Artificial Limb Program, the Statewide Equipment Program (SWEP), and Ballarat Health Services.

Clients requiring orthoses may be eligible for funding assistance through the SWEP who may fund the full or part cost of the orthosis.

Fees will be discussed with the client at the time a service commences and quotes will be provided.

Local Amputee Support Service

Anyone who has or is facing amputation, and is looking for a local support network, feel free to contact the Ballarat Amputee Group (BAG).

President: John McGregor  0412 611 028
Secretary / Treasurer: Dean Fischer  03 5335 9258
http://johnmcgregor66.wix.com/ballaratamputeegroup