In recognising that people from regional areas may find it difficult to travel to the metropolitan area, and are more comfortable with regional driving, the ILC Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment Service expanded its services in 2014 to provide regular assessments in Bunbury and Northam.
The team now includes a local Driver Trained Occupational Therapist in the Bunbury area who offers assessments one day per month.
A team member also travels to Northam from our Nedlands head office to provide a regular service; generally one day every two months depending on the number of referrals.
As the practical on road assessments are done together with a driving instructor experienced in rehabilitation the added benefit is they are able to provide additional driver rehabilitation or modification lessons in these locations.
The OT Driver Assessment team is also happy to provide driving information talks and professional updates to local groups as part of this service.
In 2015, the ILC will continue to offer regular assessment dates in Northam and Bunbury and these dates will be included on the Country Services Page.
Have a look and contact us if you would like to be assessed in these areas!