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Community Rehabilitation Services (CRS) help people in the local community improve their function and independence through an individualised, short-term, goal-based therapy program.
We care for and support people with a wide range of conditions including:
We work with you to establish rehabilitation goals and an individualised care plan is developed, with an emphasis on teaching you and your carer/s about how to manage your condition.
Your program may include individual and/or group therapy, and take place at the hospital, in your home, via telehealth or a combination.
The length of your program depends on your goals and capabilities; however we do not provide long-term therapy or maintenance therapy.
Our team includes:
Our Community Rehabilitation Services (HIP) are part of the suite of services provided by the Health Independence Program (HIP).
An initial assessment, usually over the phone, will be conducted to discuss your needs and goals. Together we will establish a therapy plan that will best address your needs.
When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:
Ask your GP, specialist, or health practitioner to organise a referral for this service.
Family, carers, case managers and patients can contact us directly to access our services.
Find out more about referring your patient to our Community Rehabilitation Services.
The current wait time for this service is 2 to 6 weeks from receipt of referral.
Phone: 03 9496 2211 (press 3 for Rehab)
Open hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm (excluding public holidays)
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Edwin Street, Gate 5
Find out about transport and parking at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
1 Yarra Boulevard
Find out about transport and parking at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.