Hours of Operation
7:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Patients are seen by appointment only (no walk-ins).
Our Prosthetists offer pre-amputation consultations, post-operative care, rehabilitation and ongoing outpatient treatment. We can also arrange support from a trained volunteer amputee through Limbs 4 Life. See www.limbs4life.org.au for further information.
St Vincent’s is a Victorian Artificial Limb Program (VALP) provider. Our weekly outpatient Amputee Clinic is staffed by Prosthetists and Rehabilitation Physicians and can access other health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Podiatrists.
The Victorian Artificial Limb Program (VALP), Transport Accident Commission, WorkCover, Department of Veteran Affairs and National Disability Insurance Scheme will generally cover the costs of a prosthesis. We offer a co-payment arrangement for clients wanting components or limbs not covered in these funding schemes.
Out Orthotists see patients across all areas of the hospital. Treatment includes post-operative care, rehabilitation, outpatient and community care. Some of the services provided/pathologies treated include:
- High Risk Foot Clinic
- St Vincent’s Community Rehabilitation Centre (at St George’s Hospital, Kew)
- Fracture Clinic
- Neuromuscular pathologies
- Orthopaedic pathologies
- Young Adult Complex Disability Clinic
- Polio Services Victoria
- Medical Rehabilitation Clinic
We do not charge fees for consultation, only for treatment provided such as when you are fitted with an orthosis.
Orthoses for outpatients are not covered by the hospital or by Medicare. You may be eligible for funding through certain schemes such as the State Wide Equipment Program or National Disability Insurance Scheme. See the links below for further information or talk to your Orthotist at your appointment who can provide information regarding costs.
For self-funding patients, we offer lower rates for holders of the following cards: