Polio Services Victoria

Service overview

Polio Services Victoria (PSV) is a state-wide service established by the Victorian Government in 1998 to provide ongoing expertise and support for people residing in Victoria who experience health concerns associated with a history of contracting polio.  The service offers:

  • Specialist medical and allied health multidisciplinary assessment
  • Regional Victorian Clinics
  • Provision of information and education to health providers and clients
  • Allied health intervention for polio related health needs such as orthotics, management of exercise, hydrotherapy, wheelchair and seating assessment, equipment prescription, fatigue management, pain management, adjustment to disability
  • Liaison with local health care providers and clients to develop client-centred plans for the delivery of polio specific specialist care

Team members

  • Rehabilitation Physician
  • Registrar
  • Orthotists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Allied Health Assistant

Service delivery

  • Fortnightly medical / allied health clinics
  • 6 Regional clinics per year
  • Hydrotherapy group sessions
  • Telehealth Fatigue Management group
  • Individual allied health intervention as clinically indicated
  • Allied Health staff work part time hours from M-F
  • In person and telehealth sessions available

Eligibility criteria

Client resides in the state of Victoria

History of contracting polio

Client experiencing health concerns associated with the effects of polio

Referral process

Internal and external referrals can be made via Fax: 9231 3808 or Email: psv@svha.org.au

Contact details 

Email: psv@svha.org.au

Phone: 9231 3900