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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

ASSIST Therapy Services

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ASSIST Therapy Services supports adults with disability in South Australia. Our multi-disciplinary team supplies a full, responsive and innovative service to each person.

ASSIST Therapy Services can work with you to improve your:

  • ability to communicate with others
  • mobility and movement
  • independence in daily life
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • eating, drinking and nutritional health.

Solutions may include treatment programs from one of a team of health professionals, or standard or specialised equipment.

ASSIST Therapy Services expertise

Our staff include:

Carer and man in wheelchair use an ATM.We are experienced and specialised health professionals who have worked with people with disability for many years, and we: 

  • use the latest evidence-based techniques
  • value your knowledge and understanding of your disability
  • help identify and build on your strengths
  • work with you and your family to develop solutions to achieve your goals.

ASSIST Therapy Services provides training and support to carers and families to minimise work health and safety risks so they can support you to function as independently as possible.

ASSIST Therapy Services therapists prescribe standard and specialised equipment through the Domiciliary Equipment Service.

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Obtaining assistance

If you already receive funded services, contact your local service coordinator, case manager or accommodation manager who can refer to ASSIST Therapy Services on your behalf. The appropriate health professional in the ASSIST Therapy Services team will contact you to make an appointment.

Phone the Referrals Enquiry Line on 1300 745 477 or email DCSIDisabilityASSISTreferrals@sa.gov.au to contact us directly. A referral officer or therapist will discuss how we can work together to achieve your goals.

Services can be provided in your home or at one of our centres, one-to-one or in a group:

  • ASSIST Therapy Services North and ASSIST Therapy Services Central at 11 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains SA 5086
  • ASSIST Therapy Services South at Level 1A, 103 Fisher Street, Fullarton SA 5063.

If you don't yet receive funded assistance, you will need to apply for disability services and support.

Where we can assist

Our three teams - north, central and south - directly support people in metropolitan and greater Adelaide area. ASSIST Therapy Services also has occupational therapy, speech pathology and physiotherapy student clinics in the southern and central teams.

We liaise with and provide advice and professional support to therapists in country regions.

We manage the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Allied Health Service - a visiting physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology service to the APY Lands. This service is for adult Anangu people with disability and those who are elderly.


More information

Contact ASSIST Therapy Services

Phone 1300 745 477 or +61 8 8266 5260
Email DCSIDisabilityASSISTreferrals@sa.gov.au

Contact Disability Information Service

General enquiries
Phone 1300 786 117 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)
Email disabilityinfo@sa.gov.au

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28 Oct 2016
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