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Our clinic is staffed by a geriatrician and physiotherapists who have expert knowledge and experience in falls, balance, and mobility.
We provide the following services:
The Falls and Balance Assessment Clinic is part of the suite of services provided by the Health Independence Program (HIP).
The initial appointment will generally include an assessment by a geriatrician and physiotherapist. If indicated, you may only need to see one of these clinicians.
The assessment will include an assessment of falls risk factors, functional status, physical examination, and cognitive assessment if required.
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 clinic.
Family, carers, case managers and patients can contact us directly to access our services.
Find out more about referring your patient to our falls and balance service.
The current wait time for this service is 1 to 2 months from receipt of referral.
Phone: 03 9496 4280
Open hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm (excluding public holidays)
Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Edwin Street, Gate 5
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