Prostheses and personal care aids

Breast Prostheses Services

22 Garran Place
02 6285 1311

Provides breast prosthesis fittings, mastectomy bras and swimwear for women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer.

External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program
Medicare Australia
13 20 11

Provides reimbursement of up to $400 for both new and replacement external breast prostheses to all eligible women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.

Knitted Knockers Australia (Canberra branch)

A volunteer group that provides free, hand knitted, 100% cotton breast prostheses to women who have had a mastectomy.  Available from the Canberra branch via email or directly from Knitted Knockers Australia.

Continence Services

Continence Service
ACT Health
02 6207 9977

Provides assessment and management of bladder and bowel control/incontinence as well as pelvic floor issues.

National Continence Helpline
Continence Foundation of Australia
1800 330 066

Provides free, confidential advice about bladder and bowel control, plus local referrals, brochures and product information.

Lymphoedema Services

ACT Lymphoedema Service
Calvary Hospital
02 6201 6190        

Provides treatment, support and education on all aspects of lymphoedema.

Medicine Information

NPS Medicine wise

Provides free, independent, evidence-based information on medicines, health conditions and medical tests.

Stoma Services

ACT and Districts Stoma Association
1 Moore Street
02 5124 4888

Provides support, assistance and stoma related supplies to people in Canberra and the adjoining region who have a stoma.

Stoma Therapy Clinics
ACT Health
02 5124 9977

Provides care and advice to patients and carers on all aspects of stoma management.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Page updated July 2020

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