The Monash Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapy team offer services to all children referred from birth to 18 years old, in both an acute and a community setting.
Acute phone: (03) 8572 3003
Community referrals phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273)
Community email: Childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org
To support the Occupational Therapy department at
Monash Children’s Hospital:
What is an Occupational Therapist?
An Occupational Therapist is an allied health care professional. They work with children and their families to maximise the child’s potential for building and recovering skills. They aim to enhance, enable and empower children’s participation in daily occupations by helping them adapt to the challenges they face as a result of illness, developmental delay, or disability. Daily occupations that the Occupational Therapist will support include self-care (e.g., dressing, showering), productivity (e.g., kindergarten, school), and play/leisure.
Acute Occupational Therapy at Monash Children’s Hospital
Occupational Therapy is involved in the treatment of children from birth through to 18 years of age.
The role of the Occupational Therapist focuses on the individual needs of each child and their family. Services provided by the Occupational Therapist may include:
Internal referrals are accepted for all inpatients in the hospital.
Outpatient referrals will be considered for:
Monash Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapy in the community
The service operates at multiple sites across the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Shire of Cardinia.
It assists children aged 0-12 years with:
Please contact the service for more information on: Childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org
Fees may apply for some services. Please ask access service for information.
Fax: (03) 8572 3048
Occupational Therapy, Monash Children’s Hospital
246 Clayton Road
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Monash Health Acute Occupational Therapy service only accepts referrals from within Monash Health.
Internal inpatient referrals can be made directly to Occupational Therapy from Monash Health medical and Allied Health staff via the Electronic Patient Journey Board.
Outpatient referrals will be accepted from Monash Health medical and allied health staff for patients who are seen at Monash Children’s Hospital clinics or patients who have recently been discharged from Monash Children’s Hospital acute services.
For referrals please contact us via the following:
Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273)
Fax: (03) 9594 9221
For more information or assistance with your referral please contact the service on firstname.lastname@example.org.