Southern Highlands Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation is the process of restoring and maintaining optimal levels of wellness and mobility. At Southern Highlands Private Hospital, we work closely with the patient, their family and the rehabilitation team to maximise function and independence.

Our hospital features a well-equipped gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool to support our patients in their rehabilitation journey.

Rehabilitation Programs

We offer a range of inpatient and day programs in the following areas:

Our rehabilitation programs are approved by Private Health Funds and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Day Rehabilitation

Our day programs are suitable for people who are well enough to attend for 3-4 hours, 2-3 times a week. This includes patients who require ongoing rehab after hospital discharge as well as members of the community who need allied health support after injury or illness.

Most Private Health Funds cover the cost of Day Rehabilitation.

Your Rehabilitation Team

Southern Highlands Private Hospital supports a multidisciplinary approach to health care, involving patient, family and rehabilitation team to achieve the best possible outcome.

The team includes:

  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Social Worker
  • Discharge Planner
  • Dietitian

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Specialist Consultant

How to access

For our inpatient programs, a referral from your GP or specialist is all that is required. If you are already an inpatient at Southern Highlands Private Hospital, we can organise the referral for you.

Our admissions team will check with your health fund to make sure you are fully covered. If you are not privately insured, we will provide a quote for the costs of the program.

You will be assessed by the Rehabilitation Physician prior to the commencement of your individual program.

For referrals to our Day Rehabilitation Program, the referring hospital or GP MUST provide the following documentation:

  • Doctor Referral Letter
  • Completed Referral RHC 45 – Rehabilitation Unit Pre-Admission and Referral Form
  • Operation Report
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Discharge Summary
  • EMU Agreement (if applicable)
  • MRSA Status

We cannot proceed with accepting a patient onto the program without the above documentation, as it is a requirement from the health funds.


Ramsay Health Plus Bowral is a highly regarded practice of allied health professionals delivering physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy and a range of other services.

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