For more than 30 years, Epworth has provided rehabilitation for people:

  • with brain injuries and neurological disorders
  • recovering from traumatic road or workplace injuries
  • recovering from orthopaedic injury or surgery
  • managing chronic conditions such as persistent pain, heart disease or cancer

We are leaders in rehabilitation research. Our decades of experience matched with a holistic approach, can maximise a person’s functional ability, encourage independence and enhance quality of life.

Epworth Rehabilitation offers inpatient, outpatient and home / community-based programs, depending on individual needs.

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Allied health

Professionals in the fields of physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, social work and dietetics are employed at Epworth.


Our dietetics team provide a comprehensive range of nutritional services to inpatients and outpatients, as well as educational support a patient's family and carers. Dietitians are available to consult about nutrition, including assessment, recommendations for nutritional management, implementation of therapeutic diets and nutrition support, nutritional counselling and education.

For inpatients, we focus on optimising your health, nutritional status and quality of life, working closely with our food services teams to meet your nutritional needs.

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists aim to maximise your function and safety. They will aim to facilitate your return to your previous level of function.


Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists use exercise prescription to maximise your potential and assist your return to the community as near to functioning at pre-existing physical levels as possible. Customised programs are provided as inpatient and outpatient services.


Our psychologists work with inpatients, outpatients and people living in the community. The psychology team is comprised of both neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists.

Our psychologists are mainly involved with those receiving rehabilitation following work or motor vehicle accidents or who have experienced stroke or other neurological impairment.

Social work

Social workers are available in the acute and rehabilitation areas of our hospitals. Social workers assess the impact of the change in health status on a patient and their family. This assessment enables our treating team to plan and organise your care and discharge based on your individual social needs. We focus on providing family support and community integration.

Speech pathology

Our speech pathology team are involved in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of communication, cognitive and swallowing impairments. Our team provides specialist services to maximise the recovery and well-being of people with difficulties arising from a variety of neurological impairments and medical conditions.

Acquired brain injury rehabilitation

Our speech pathologists also specialise in facilitating recovery following acquired brain injuries. This care involves a holistic team approach comprising medical, nursing and allied health professionals, who will assist you to return to activities such as daily tasks, work, study, socialising and eating and drinking.

Information brochures

The following brochures explain our speech pathology services, and the conditions we can manage:

Referring to rehabilitation services

A referral from a GP, specialist or other health professional is required to access Epworth Rehabilitation programs.

Download Epworth Rehabilitation referral form (PDF 79KB)

Metro Melbourne referrals and enquiries

Referrals to Epworth Camberwell, Epworth Hawthorn or Epworth Richmond Rehabilitation:

Email [email protected]
Fax 03 9982 6696

For general enquiries about our programs in Melbourne, please call 1300 345 600

Hospital assessment and transfer

Our Epworth Rehabilitation External Assessment Team are available to visit and assess patients in other hospitals.

To arrange a visit, please call 0418 361 788.

Geelong and surrounds referrals and enquiries

Referrals to Epworth Geelong:

Outpatient rehab referrals
Email [email protected]
Fax 03 5271 7068
For general enquiries about our programs at Epworth Geelong

Phone: 03 5271 7055

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Rehabilitation at Epworth Camberwell

If you have an existing appointment that you need to change or enquire about, please contact the specific Epworth Rehabilitation location you are attending.

  • Inpatient rehabilitation bookings, call 03 9805 4171
  • Outpatient rehabilitation appointments, call 03 9805 4178
  • Doctors consulting appointments, call 03 9809 2444
  • Main reception, call 03 9809 2444

Rehabilitation at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong offers both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, rehabilitation goals are set with the patient and individualised programs are delivered to optimise patient outcomes.


  • Inpatient Rehabilitation unit (29 beds)
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation service
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Rehabilitation gymnasiums

Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs offered:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Reconditioning Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Pain Program
  • Concussion Clinic
  • Spasticity Clinic
  • Oncology Group
  • Falls and Prevention Group
  • Parkinson’s Group
  • Arthritis Group
  • Bodywise (Bariatric) Group
  • Empower Me (Cognitive) Group


Outpatient Rehabilitation reception, the hydrotherapy pool and outpatient gym are located on Level LG. Inpatient ward, gym and therapy areas are located on level 4.

A Doctors referral is required to access these services. If you have an existing outpatient appointment that you’d like to change or enquire about, please contact Epworth Geelong Outpatient Rehabilitation. Phone: 03 5271 7055.

Rehabilitation at Epworth Hawthorn

If you have an existing appointment that you need to change or enquire about, please contact the specific Epworth Rehabilitation location you are attending.

  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation bookings, call 03 9415 5707
  • Doctors consulting appointments, call 03 9415 5728
  • Main reception, call 03 9415 5777

Rehabilitation at Epworth Richmond

If you have an existing appointment that you need to change or enquire about, please contact the specific Epworth Rehabilitation location you are attending.

  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation bookings, call 03 9415 5707
  • Outpatient rehabilitation appointments, call 03 9426 8710
  • Doctors consulting appointments, call 03 9426 8773

Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

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Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute

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Rehabilitation is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who collaborate in providing care for patients, developing individualised programs and setting recovery goals.

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