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Day rehabilitation

Day rehabilitation services are provided at a hospital or health service for people who are living at home.  Day rehabilitation may involve a number of different therapists and health professionals working with you to achieve your recovery goals.

You may attend multiple sessions per week, depending on your rehabilitation goals. Some therapy may be provided by telerehabilitation.

There is no cost to access day rehabilitation services.

Often, day rehabilitation is organised by your treating hospital so that you can continue your therapy once you return home.  Otherwise a referral from a health professional, such as a General Practitioner or medical specialist, is required. 

Services available

Day Rehabilitation Services offer integrated programs with access to a range of services, including:

  • rehabilitation medicine
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech pathology
  • exercise physiology
  • psychology
  • dietician
  • social work.

Rehabilitation therapies may include:

  • hydrotherapy
  • gym and circuit training
  • individual and group therapy sessions
  • telerehabilitation
  • use of robotics and other specialised equipment
  • spasticity management.

Eligibility criteria

To access day rehabilitation, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • have clear multi-disciplinary goals which can be achieved in a short term program
  • be motivated to participate        
  • have physical and cognitive capacity to participate
  • be medically stable and able to tolerate travel to centre based services
  • be independent with personal hygiene/continence or have someone available to assist during sessions as required. 

Accessing day rehabilitation services

Day rehabilitation services can be accessed from several locations across South Australia. See referral and contact information for a list of locations.

Referral and contact information

Metropolitan Adelaide

Central Adelaide Local Health Network

To access Day Rehabilitation Services, you must be referred by a medical officer, nurse or allied health professional.

Inpatients at other hospitals can be referred directly to CALHN Day Rehabilitation Services using the referral form (DOCX 37KB)  or via the CALHN Patient Flow Coordinator on 0421 098 528.

Services are provided Monday to Friday between 8.45 am and 4.30 pm.

Contact

Phone: (08) 8222 8169
Fax: (08) 8222 8021
Central Adelaide Local Health Network Day Rehabilitation Service
Level 1, Rehabilitation and Allied Health Building
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road, Woodville South SA 5011

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

To access Day Rehabilitation Services, you must be referred by a General Practitioner, medical specialist, Allied Health or Nursing professional using the referral form (DOC 96KB).

Services are provided Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Contact

Phone: (08) 7321 4100
Fax: (08) 7321 4170
Email: dayrehabilitationservice@sa.gov.au
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network Day Rehabilitation Services
Specialist Ambulatory Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC)
Corner Smart Road and Hatherleigh Ave, Modbury SA 5092

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

To access Day Rehabilitation Services, you must have an appropriate referral from (DOCX 34KB) a General Practitioner or hospital team.

Download the referral form and forward to SALHN day rehabilitation services via:

Email: Health:SALHNDayRehabService@sa.gov.au
Fax: (08) 8404 2263

For more information, view the services information sheet (PDF 82KB).

Services are provided Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm.

Phone: (08) 8404 2269
Fax: (08) 8404 2263
Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Building
Flinders Medical Centre
Flinders Drive, Bedford Park SA 5042

Country South Australia

For more information about rehabilitation services in county South Australia, contact the rehabilitation team at your local hospital.

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