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Equipment Program
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Equipment Program

The Equipment Program, through Program Streams, funds and arranges equipment and home modifications for South Australians who are otherwise unfunded for these services through Commonwealth Government options.

The program provides eligible people with equipment and home modifications for:

  • Mobility
  • Access
  • Transfers
  • Bathing and personal care
  • Pressure management
  • Seating
  • Communication.

Equipment and home modifications are provided by preferred suppliers of the Equipment Program.

Commonly prescribed items, like manual wheelchairs, shower chairs and supports and single-use items, will be provided through ALTER.

ALTER is a not-for-profit, assistive technology organisation with experience in providing, delivering, repairing and maintaining equipment.

Visit the ALTER Order Portal

Services are provided through five Program Streams, to people who are:

  • Requiring an Advanced Palliative Equipment Response (APER), or
  • Aged 65 years or over, are clients of the Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme (CoS)
    and already have equipment or require customised mobility equipment, or
  • Adults with chronic health conditions, or
  • Requiring wigs or orthoses.

Specific eligibility, assessment, ordering and equipment review is included for each stream.

Qualified health professionals and registered nurses’ complete assessments and make equipment selections.

Phone us to discuss how the Equipment Program can support you.

Equipment Program Contacts

Phone | 1300 130 302
Email | dhsequipmentprogram@sa.gov.au

Frequently used documents and links


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Last updated:15 Dec 2020 11:19am
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27 Mar 2018
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