Frequently asked questions about the Day Program
What is it?
An outpatient-based program designed to meet an individual's rehabilitation needs. The broad objectives of the program include, but are not limited to; improving an individual's functional capacity following surgery, injury or illness and facilitating a return to work and lifestyle activities.
What does the program involve?
Programs vary depending on individual needs but may include; Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Dietetics, gym classes and education sessions.
How often do I come?
This is dependent upon your personal circumstances and rehabilitation goals. Generally patients attend two to three times per week for several weeks following their inpatient stay or referral from a medical practitioner.
Who pays for it?
In most instances, your private health fund will cover the costs of the day program. We complete a fund check for you prior to commencing the program. Any excess payments that may be due are discussed with you prior to starting.
Is transport provided?
We have a number of transport options available. Our Day Program Coordinator will discuss these options with you.
How can I be referred to the Day Program?
Please discuss your suitability with your GP or treating Specialist. They can make the required referral if appropriate.