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Orthotics and prosthetics services

Orthotics and Prosthetics SA (OPSA) provides treatment for people with limb difference or amputation, and for all orthotic needs. Our team includes credentialed OPSA practitioners who design, manufacture and improve the fit and function of prostheses (artificial limbs) and orthoses (splints, braces).

Services available

OPSA services include:

  • paediatric and adult treatment
  • upper and lower limb specialties
  • myo-electric expertise with individualised contemporary solutions

OPSA can assist funding co-ordination for your outpatient services for eligible clients (for example, National Disability Insurance Agency, SA Amputee Limbs Scheme, Department of Veterans' Affairs and WorkCover).

Accessing services

Orthotics and prosthetics services can be accessed from several locations across South Australia.

Further resources and information

Referral and contact information

Metropolitan Adelaide

Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Services are available by appointment Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.15 pm.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital also provides outreach services to The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (HRC).

Referral information

Referrals are accepted from a General Practitioner, specialist or allied health practitioner. Use the Orthotic Service referral form (DOC 35KB) or the Prosthetic Service referral form (PDF 40KB).

Contact

Phone: (08) 8222 6734
Fax: (08) 8222 7138

Ground Floor, Main Block,
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road
Woodville South, SA, 5011.

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Services are available Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Referral information

To access Northern Adelaide Rehabilitation Service Orthotics and Prosthetics clinic, you must be referred by a General Practitioner or specialist through the Prosthetic Rehabilitation Clinic. Complete the referral form (PDF 32KB) and submit via:

Fax: (08) 7321 4170
Email: NALHNReahbService@sa.gov.au

Contact

Phone: (08) 7321 4100
Fax: (08) 7321 4170
Email: NALHNRehabService@sa.gov.au

Northern Adelaide Rehabilitation Service
Specialist Ambulatory Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC)
Corner Smart Road and Hatherleigh Ave, Modbury SA 5092

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

A specialist rehabilitation medicine clinic is also available on site for assessments and ongoing management of rehabilitation conditions. OPSA provides the inpatient and acute services to SALHN clients, and provides rehabilitation treatment at Flinders Medical Centre.

Services are available by appointment Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Referral information

To access this service, you need a referral from a GP, specialist or allied health practitioner.

Complete and submit one of the following OPSA referral forms:

Note: Funding bodies such as private health funds, Department of Veterans Affairs and Workcover often require that you access our services through a medical referral. Please check your eligibility for funding before your first visit as clients are responsible for associated costs.

Visit SALHN specialist and outpatient clinics to access referral GP guidelines.

Contact

Phone: (08) 8275 1655
Fax: (08) 8276 6786

Email: Health.rghopsa@sa.gov.au

1 Rockville Ave, Daw Park,
Goodwood Road, at the rear of Repatriation General Hospital
D7 on the map of RGH.

Country South Australia

Orthotic and prosthetic services are offered the following regional areas:

Ceduna

The Whyalla Orthotic & Prosthetic Team provide a visiting service at the Ceduna Community Health Service, approximately every two months. Names can be added to the list at the Orthotic & Prosthetic Department.

Contact details

Phone: (08) 8648 8316

Coober Pedy

The Whyalla Orthotic & Prosthetic Team provide a visiting service at the Coober Pedy Community Health Service, approximately every three months. Names can be added to the list at the Orthotic & Prosthetic Department.

Contact details

Phone: (08) 8648 8316

Mount Gambier

Orthotics & Prosthetics South Australia (OPSA) visit Mt Gambier fortnightly.

Please contact South East Regional Health service to enquire about referral pathways and clinic options.

Contact details

Phone: (08) 8721 1460

Wehl Street North, Mount Gambier, SA 5290

Port Augusta

The Whyalla Orthotic & Prosthetic Team provide a weekly service to the Port Augusta Hospital servicing the people of the Far North. Appointments are made through the Orthotic & Prosthetic Department and are conducted at the Allied Health area at the Port Augusta Hospital.

Contact details

Phone:  (08) 8648 8316

Port Lincoln

The Whyalla Orthotic & Prosthetic Team provide a visiting service which is conducted every third Thursday at the Port Lincoln Hospital’s Physiotherapy Department. Appointments are made through the Orthotic & Prosthetic Department.

Contact details

Phone: (08) 8648 8316

Port Pirie

The Whyalla Orthotic & Prosthetic Team provide a visiting service which is conducted every third Wednesday at the Port Pirie Hospital’s GP Plus clinic. Appointments can be made through the Orthotic & Prosthetic Department.

Contact details

Phone: (08) 8648 8316

Whyalla

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Team provide services to the Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Ceduna & Coober Pedy Hospitals and their regional communities.

Referral information

Referrals for orthotic and prosthetic services are accepted from health care teams in hospitals or in the community, and from general practitioners.

Contact details

Phone: (08) 8648 8316

20 Wood Terrace, Whyalla, SA 5608

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