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Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy Service provides assessment, consultation, therapy and education services for children and young people (0 to 17 years of age) living in the community, who are experiencing difficulties with their everyday living skills, such as self-care, going to school, play, fine motor, gross motor, thinking, planning and learning skills.

Children aged 0 to 8 years receive assessment, consultation, education and goal based therapy if indicated.

Children aged over 8 years are eligible for assessment, consultation and education only.

Referrals are not accepted for children with moderate to severe intellectual or physical impairment or for children who are eligible for other government funded Occupational Therapy services.

How do I make a referral?

Referrals to Occupational Therapy can be made for Cessnock, Dungog, Kurri Kurri, Maitland and Singleton by contact the Lower Hunter Referral and Information Centre (LH RIC) by phone on (02)4931 2003. Once a referral is received it will be directed to the appropriate Occupational Therapy Service. There are waiting lists for Occupational Therapy services that vary across the sites. An estimated waiting time will be advised when a referral is made.

Use SeNT eReferral to send referrals to HNELHD.  If your GP management system does not support SeNT, you may FAX referral.

Location and contact details

Cessnock Hospital
View Street, Cessnock

Ph: (02)49 910446
Fax: (02)49 910531
Kurri Kurri Hospital
Lang Street, Kurri Kurri
Ph: (02)49 363218
Fax: (02)49 363239
Maitland Hospital
High Street, Maitland
Ph: (02)49 392235
Fax: (02)49 392514