Occupational Therapy Service (Paediatric)

Occupational Therapists work with children of all ages, their families and their teachers to develop children’s functional skills and participation in activities of daily living including children who are experiencing difficulty or delays with:

  • sensory processing
  • gross motor
  • postural control
  • self care
  • visual perceptual and other fine motor tasks (including handwriting) to a degree that it is impacting on their ability to perform activities of daily living.

Referral Process:

Referrals to Occupational Therapy are accepted from all sources including parents, physicians, other health professionals, education staff and other community workers Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC) provide services to children with specific deficits in intellectual and adaptive functioning.

Children who are eligible for services through ADHC will be directed to that service. Children are not able to access more than one service provider for occupational therapy.

Waiting periods may apply, with priority given in some instances.

Services available at these locations

Coffs Harbour

Primary Health Services
Look for the Green Wall Entrance at
Family Care Centre
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour South

Phone 02 6656 7200
Fax 02 6656 7203


Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie Community Health Campus
19-31 Morton Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Phone 02 6589 2100
Fax 02 6589 2160


Occupational Therapy,
Wauchope Health Campus
69 High St
Wauchope NSW 2446

Phone 02 6580 8076 Paediatric Services (Thursday Only)


Paediatric Service- Thursday 09.00 to 04.00 pm

A part time service, 25 hours per week, is provided at Wauchope District Memorial Hospital to the General Ward, an eight bed Palliative Care Unit and to Outpatients. Emphasis is on establishing/ maintaining safety and independence at home for client and carer including adaptive techniques, prescription of aids/appliance, and home modifications.  

Two outreach services are provided on site. Port Macquarie Base Hospital  supports part time Occupational Therapy to an eight bed Rehabilitation Unit and Port Macquarie Community Health Child and Family Team support  a one day per week Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service.

Referral procedure

Paediatric Services – consult Port Macquarie Community Health on this web site for further information

Nambucca Heads

Nambucca HealthOne

Monday 8.30-5pm

Phone 02  6656 7200
Fax 02  6656 7203