Prosthetics and Orthotics provides assessment, prescription, fabrication, fitting, review and adjustment of prostheses and orthoses as well as ongoing advice and care. Facial, digital and breast prostheses are not supplied by this service.
The service is available to children and adults who:
• May benefit from orthoses (braces and splints) due to reduced function resulting from musculoskeletal problems, pain, neurological conditions or systematic diseases
• Require prostheses (artificial limbs) for functional and cosmetic applications.
Prostheses are generally funded by Ballarat Health Services, or if eligible, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Workcover Insurers (WKC), and the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).
Orthotic clients will be required to pay for their consultation and their orthosis. Some may be eligible for assistance via TAC, WKC, DVA, BHS, or the Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP).
Central Highlands Region
Peter Heinz Centre Reception, Ph: 03 5320 3885 FAX: 03 5320 3800
8.30 am - 5.00 pm, Mon - Fri, for inquiries & appointments.
Prosthetics and Orthotics Department, Ph: 03 5320 3710 ttp://