We routinely measure height and weight in all children as part of a child’s health assessment.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy services are provided across the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) in several locations.
About our service
Please contact your local service for information on how to refer your child for Paediatric Occupational Therapy in your area.
How can paediatric occupational therapy help?
The NSLHD Paediatric Occupational Therapy services are based on a family centred approach where therapists work with other team members to develop a comprehensive service for your child.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy may assist if there are concerns with a child reaching their developmental milestones, fine motor and play skills or self care. Therapy is based on the development of the child's functional skills and may be offered as either individual or group sessions depending on the needs of the child.
Raising Children Network: Why your child might see an
Occupational Therapist (OT)
How can I refer my child?
The service is free for all Medicare card holders and a doctor's (GP) referral is not required. Parents and carers can contact their local service. Please see below for your local contact details.
Am I eligible for a service?
All clients must meet the following criteria to access the Occupational Therapy services throughout NSLHD:
- Aged between 0-18 years
- Eligible for Medicare
- Reside within the relevant local government area
- Not eligible for other funding such as the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)