Olfactory Impairment Clinic


Epworth is the first rehabilitation facility within Australia to offer an Olfactory Impairment Clinic to assess and manage the loss of smell (known as olfaction) and associated changes in taste.  

Olfactory impairment can be caused my many different medical conditions including a traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or other neurological conditions, facial fractures or facial surgery. 

The Olfactory Impairment Clinic provides:

  • a comprehensive assessment of smell function via a standardised assessment​
  • an objective score of severity of impairment
  • targeted education around changes to smell and associated taste changes
  • support to access other resources where required. 

The program is collocated with rehabilitation physicians and is managed by speech pathologists who specialise in this area. Referrals to other allied health clinicians including dieticians, occupational therapists and psychologists can be made as required. ​

Available at:

Outpatient service

For referrals and enquiries:


rehabilitation-digital-referral.pdf Use our digital referral form and submit it online

Call        1300 46 REHAB

Email     rehab@epworth.org.au

Fax         03 9982 6696