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Equipment Program

Assessment and Ordering


Equipment and home modification needs must be assessed by a suitably qualified allied health professional who will submit all paperwork direct to the Equipment Program.

If an item of equipment or home modification is being requested, or there is difficulty using equipment currently provided, please contact the service provider to arrange a health professional to assess the clinical needs.

Who can do an assessment?

Any allied health professional with the right discipline for the item being requested can prescribe for eligible clients. The in-scope list (XLSX 135.2 KB) identifies which discipline can prescribe for each item type.

People receiving Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) services, may be eligible to access assessment services through their DSOA provider.

Assessment can be arranged (which may need to be paid for by the individual) through:

  • a Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan through a GP
  • a private therapist (health insurance or self-funded)
  • the Commonwealth My Aged Care Program (people aged 65 years and over only) or
  • SA Health or Country Connect.

Selecting equipment or home modifications

A number of information sheets have been developed to support assessors to assess equipment and home modifications to suit individual needs.

There are multiple documents which can help with appropriate selection and prescription of equipment or home modifications.


Last updated:15 Dec 2020 11:19am
Provided by:
Department of Human Services
Last Updated:
27 Mar 2018
Printed on:
30 Sep 2023
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