Our functional limb service operates from our Broken Head facility, but can also be accessed through public prosthetic clinics at the following locations:
Coffs Harbour (Prosthetic & Orthotic Clinic)
For address locations, please see our 'contact us' page
Prosthetic Art Technology is the custom silicone and realistic prosthetic division of Northern Prosthetics. PAT offers services from our Broken Head facility as well as:
Our office hours are:
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
Out of hours service for emergencies
Palm Beach - Tuesday
Lismore - Wednesday
Murwillumbah - Thursday
Ballina - Wednesday
Grafton and Maclean - Friday
Coffs Harbour - every Tuesday and Thursday
Our clinics run on a fortnightly rotation, please call the office to confirm where we are and when!
For our clinic locations, look at our 'contact us' page
We are accredited public providers for:
Queensland Artificial Limb Scheme (QALS)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
We also provide services to privately funded clients including:
Work place accident insurance
Motor vehicle accident insurance
In 1975 the Australian government legislated the free limb scheme. Since then there has been various iterations of government funding for prosthetic devices. Since the 1990's each state has its own funding scheme.
Currently, an Australian wide funding scheme, The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), is being introduced to cover clients under the age of 65. The NDIS will take over any state funding scheme you may have been supported under if you are an eligible participant.
To see if you are eligible to access the NDIS, see their website www.ndis.gov.au
For information on accessing the NDIS or what to expect, Limbs 4 Life have created this helpful document:
If you are note funded by private insurance or under the NDIS, you will be aligned with your state funding scheme.
NSW: Enable NSW - http://www.enable.health.nsw.gov.au/
QLD: QALS - http://www.health.qld.gov.au/qals
Private Insurance funding
If your amputation was a result of a motor vehicle accident or work place accident, you may be eligible for private insurance funding to cover the cost of your prosthetic care.
If you have private health insurance you will need to talk to your insurance provided to see if your insurance plan covers any prosthetic treatment.
You also have the option to contribute your own funds towards your prosthetic treatment. (ie contributing funds towards a different foot compared to the one that may be provided under the public funding scheme or purchasing an activity specific prosthesis, such as a water leg.)