What is the cost of a consultation?
An initial 1 hour, in-clinic appointment is $120.00
A standard 30 minute follow-up, in-clinic appointment is $90.00
Home visits, school visits, workplace visits and various other consultations are available. For more information on pricing, please contact us here.
Rebates are available through Medicare (where a team care arrangement has been organised by your GP), and private health insurance companies. Full payment must be made at the time of the appointment before a rebate may be applied.
Do I need a referral to see an Occupational Therapist?
No, you do not need a referral to see us and may make an appointment whenever you see fit. In saying that, if you have been referred by your GP either on a care plan or otherwise, please bring your paperwork with you to your consultation.
What can I expect of my Occupational Therapy Experience?
Our aim at Prosper O.T is to provide you with a holistic experience, and to keep you involved in all of your consultations so that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and relevant to you. In order for us to do this, we like to break our assessment and intervention of you into four categories:
- Assessment – an individualised evaluation followed by repeated assessment will occur in order to determine your needs and goals, based on individual environmental abilities and problems related to activities of daily living.
- Planning – in this stage we collate all of the information that was gathered during the assessments to determine short and long-term therapy goals. This plan is individualised and will be relevant to developmental stage, habits, roles, lifestyle preferences.
- Intervention – Intervention strategies are designed to facilitate the performance of everyday tasks and adaptation of settings in which the person works, lives and socialises. Examples include teaching new techniques and providing equipment which facilitate independence in personal care, reducing environmental barriers and providing resources to lessen stress.
- Evaluation – as an evidence-based profession, it is important that we evaluate whether our interventions are helping us to achieve the goals that we set.
What should I wear?
Please wear clothes that are comfortable for you. Although Occupational Therapy is not specifically hands-on treatment, there may still be movement involved.