St Vincent’s Community Rehabilitation Services operate from two centres.
St George’s Hospital
283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101
440 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield 3078
9.00am - 4.00pm - Wednesday and Thursday
The cost for the Occupational Therapist includes both the off-road and on-road appointments.
Occupational Therapy Hospital fee: $220 (Pensioners $200)
Driving Instructor and car fee: ($80-$90)
There is no Medicare subsidy for these fees.
All referrals to the Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment Clinic require a medical report form completed by a medical practitioner.
The Occupational Therapist is able to complete car assessments only, but not truck or motorbike assessments.
The Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment is conducted over two separate appointments.
- The off-road assessment involves an interview regarding driving and medical history, physical assessment, vision assessment and road law knowledge assessment.
- The on-road assessment is conducted in a dual controlled driving school vehicle (automatic or manual). Following the assessment a report describing your driving and the recommendations made by the Occupational Therapist is sent to Vic Roads Medical Review.
Medical Practitioners wanting to refer for a medical opinion regarding fitness to drive need to direct their referral to a separate clinic, the St Vincent’s Fitness to Drive Clinic. This clinic is staffed by medical specialists who determine medical fitness to hold a licence for those with complex medical issues. At times Vic Roads Medical Review will specifically request a medical report from this clinic which is located at: Neuroscience Consulting Rooms, Building D - Level 5 Daly Wing, St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy, 3065.
Ph: 9231 3045 Fax: 9231 3350