These services are provided to people who, through illness or disability, are in need of support or changes to their lifestyle. Occupational Therapists can advise on any changes that may be needed in the home to support a person with special needs, and on activities that will help a person to regain their independence.
Primary Care Occupational Therapy-Children Tel: (021) 492 7850
Please visit Occupational Therapy for children and young people Cork Kerry Primary Care for details on the service and how to refer.
Speech and Language Therapy
The speech and language therapy service is available to children and adults with developmental or acquired disorders of communication (e.g speech, language, fluency voice) and/or eating, drinking and swallowing disorders. The speech and language therapist assesses, diagnoses and manages clients who present with communication disabilities. An open referral system operates in community services, i.e. client or carer may self refer.
Tel: 021 4921601
Community Physiotherapy Services are provided from the Local Health Office, helping people who have suffered an injury or illness to regain their health or mobility through exercise and movement.
To contact the Physiotherapy Service call: (021) 492 3415
Community Paediatric Physiotherapy North and South Lee
Community Paediatric Physiotherapy in North and South Lee is for any babies, toddlers and children aged 0-6 years who need physiotherapy to help improve their movement skills, and so have improved activity and function.
Medical Card holders are entitled to Ophthalmic or Eye Testing Services, which you can access by calling: (021) 4225657.
Community Podiatry Services
Community Podiatry Services are available to patients in North and South Lee who have a clearly identified medical need for treatment.
High-risk patients who are at risk of developing serious foot complications due to their underlying medical conditions e.g. Complications of Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Neurological Complications, Immunosuppression etc, will be assessed upon receipt of a valid and detailed referral from their GP, Public Health Nurse or other Health Care Professional.
The Podiatry Service offers a “needs-led” service and those with the greatest need will be given priority over all others and will be offered an appointment in order of assessed priority when our schedule allows.
Application Forms are available from:
Community Podiatry North and South Lee,
St. Mary's Primary Care Centre,
St. Mary's Campus,
Baker's Road, Gurranabraher, Cork. Eircode: TS3 V09X. Tel: 021 4225683.
Phones are answered daily Monday to Friday. To avail of these services, contact your GP or Public Health Nurse to send a referral in on your behalf.