Falls and Balance Assessment Clinic

The Falls and Balance Assessment Clinic is based at the Kew campus of St Vincent's. People with falls, balance and vestibular (dizziness) problems undergo a once-off, multi-disciplinary assessment with recommendations and follow-up provided by the team.

GP Referrals:

  • In addition to full demographic information, medications past history, GP referrals should include reason for referral including severity, duration of symptoms and past treatments tried.
  • Falls and Balance Assessment Clinic via Health Independence Program (HIP) Fax: (03) 9231 2202
  • Enquiries: Tel 1300 131 470 #1

Our Team

The team consists of:

  • Geriatricians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Podiatrists

Our Services

The clinic offers appointments of 3 hours duration on Wednesday mornings during which assessments occur across all disciplines within the clinic. Follow up services (if required) may be arranged with our Community Rehabilitation Service at Kew or Fairfield, other programs throughout St Vincent’s or community providers.

Our Location

St George’s Hospital, 283 Cotham Rd, Kew VIC 3101
Enter via Cotham Rd and present to the Specialist Clinics reception on the Ground Floor.


Clinic Times

Wednesdays 9.00am – midday

Referral Information

Referral Forms and Guidelines

 

GP Referrals:

  • In addition to full demographic information, medications and past history, GP referrals should include the reason for referral including severity, duration of symptoms and past treatments tried.
  • Falls and Balance Assessment Clinic via Health Independence Program (HIP) Fax: (03) 9231 2202
  • Enquiries: Tel 1300 131 470 #1

 

Useful Links

Falls & Balance Assessment Clinic Information brochure

Department of Health and Ageing Falls Prevention guide

Department of Health and Ageing Falls Prevention guide is a useful tool that discusses how to reduce the risk of falling and is available in a number of languages:



Contact Us

If you would like to refer a client to the Falls and Balance Assessment Clinic, or would like more information, please call the Falls and Balance Clinic Coordinator or fax the SACS Referral form using the numbers below. 

Email enquiries are also welcome.
Ph: 03 9231 8577
Fax: 03 9231 2202
Email: Falls&BalanceClinic@svhm.org.au

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