Early referral and commencement of hand therapy is encouraged to ensure optimal results. Early intervention following hand injury will allow the fitting of an appropriate splint to protect healing structures,  reduction of swelling, timely commencement of exercises to prevent stiffness and education regarding precautions and appropriate use of the injured hand.

  • Private patients – No referral required.  Private patients with private health extras cover for Occupational Therapy are eligible for a rebate from their health fund.  There will be some out of pocket expenses for the Hand Therapy consultation as well as any consumables, such as splints and dressings.
  • Workcover patients – Workcover patients require a current Workcover medical certificate.
  • DVA patients – A GP referral (D904) is needed.  DVA will cover all costs for Gold card holders and specific conditions for White card holders.
  • Medicare – Patients whose hand condition is related to a chronic medical condition may be eligible for a Medicare rebate under the Enhanced Primary Care Scheme – A GP referral and care plan is needed.  Our practice charges a small gap payment for EPC patients.

Information for General Practitioners

We are here to make your job easier.  If you are unsure of whether we can help, please phone and you will be put straight through to our experienced therapist who will be able to advise on how we may be able to help your patients.  To find out more about the conditions we treat and what therapy we provide, please download a copy of our referral guide.

We’re closer than you think!

Bayside Hand Therapy is located an easy 20 minute drive from the eastern suburbs of Brisbane. We work with all major south-east Queensland hospitals, doctors and surgeries.

With free on-site parking and easy access to our practice by public transport, we are the preferred choice for excellent care.


Health professionals, download our referral pad here.


Do you regularly refer patients to Bayside Hand Therapy? Use the form below to request our official referral pads. We’ll send some straight to you!