Therapy Services in Cork South Lee

Occupational Therapy
These services are provided to people whom through illness or disabilities 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 Adults Phone: (021) 492 3194

Primary Care Occupational Therapy Children Phone: (021) 4927850

Please visit Occupational Therapy for children, young people and adults Cork Kerry Primary Care for details on the service and how to refer.

Ophthalmic
Medical Cardholders are entitled to Ophthalmic or Eye Testing Services, which you can query by calling (028) 40439

Physiotherapy
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. Tel: (021) 492 3415 (This phone line is available between:9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday).

Speech and Language Therapy
What is the Primary Care Speech & Language Therapy service?

The primary care speech & language therapy (SLT) service is available to children and adults living in the South Lee area who have developmental or acquired speech, language, voice and /or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

How do I know if I am eligible for the service?

  • There is no upper or lower age limit for eligibility to receive primary care SLT services.
  • You do not need to have a medical card, GP visit card or Long Term illness card to access the service. 
  • It is a free service provided by the HSE. 
  • Clients who are under the care of a specialist service are not eligible to access primary care SLT services i.e. Early InterventionTeam/Network Disability Team, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or acute hospital services. 
  •  All referrals to primary care SLT are screened for eligibility and suitability and will be accepted if they meet the criteria outlined. 
  • If a referral does not appear to be appropriate for primary care SLT services, the referrer/parent/carer/client will be contacted by an SLT and requested to provide further details. A referral to a more appropriate service may need to be discussed and recommended.

How do I make a referral?

Referrals can be made by clicking on and completing the relevant form below 

Please return the completed form by post to: Speech & Language Therapy Department, City General Hospital, Infirmary Road, Cork

Alternatively, scan and email to:speechtherapy.sl@hse.ie

If you have any referral queries, please phone: 021-4927801

SLT clinics are held in the following locations:
City General Hospital; Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre; Kinsale Primary Care Centre; Passage West Health Centre; Bandon Primary Care; Ballincollig Health Centre; Brookfield clinic; Ballyphehane Health Centre.

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, Immunosupression 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: T23 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.