This clinic provides education for patients with or at risk of developing lymphoedema. The service places an emphasis on self-management, prescription of compression garments and equipment to support self-management, structured exercise programs. The clinic places an emphasis on graded return to exercise, relaxation and stress management and liaison with community and regional based services for local care where possible.
You will need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner.
When your referral is received it will be reviewed based on clinical need.
We will then notify you of your appointment time or if you have been placed on a waitlist.
Patients are seen strictly in order of appointment time. We do our best to run to time, however delays do occur.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please contact 03 5454 8500.
Refer via e-Referral (SeNT), fax or post to the Bendigo Health Referral Centre.
You can provide information using your personal letterhead or a computer generated form. Please include information about the patient’s condition, functional ability, the impact their condition is having on normal daily activities and some indication of the expected outcomes. Your patient will be contacted to organise an appointment time.
A small capped co-facility payment is incurred for services. This will not be charged if it presents a barrier to client’s accessing services.
Patients covered by WorkSafe, TAC and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will not be asked to pay this fee as the cost will be met by their insurers.