NAPA Centre is now open at our new location at Level 1, 351 Burwood Highway, Forest Hill VIC 3131, which is in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, approximately 20 minutes from the city.
Although registration for the Melbourne intensives is now open, all sessions are currently full and are waitlist only. Registrations for 2022 sessions will open on 12th October 2021 at 10.00am AEDT.
You can also register your interest separately for weekly appointments in the new Melbourne clinic below.
All Melbourne clinic updates will be made here on this page or you can now follow the NAPA Melbourne clinic on Facebook for specific posts about the new clinic.
What can you tell us about the new Melbourne clinic?
The new Melbourne clinic is located in Forest Hill, in Melbourne’s East. It is situated in a lovely business park, surrounded by parks, trees and is easy to get to with Melbourne’s major roads including the M3 to the north and M1 to the south. The clinic is located on the corner of Burwood Highway and Springvale Road – two main roads that are easy to find. There is loads of free undercover parking located at the clinic that will give you direct access to our building. Directly in front of the clinic on Burwood Highway, you will also find a Tram stop on Tram Route 75 (which connects Vermonth South directly through to the city/docklands area).
The new clinic is as large and spacious as the current Sydney clinic. It features both open gym space and private treatment rooms for speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. There are separate zones for CME/DMI therapy, sensory OT treatment rooms and zones and a specialist feeding area.
The parents room is bright and spacious and is the perfect spot for you to take a breather, have a bite to eat and catch up on your emails in between therapy sessions. There is plenty of undercover and disability parking available at the clinic, so getting to and from the clinic from your car will be easy!
There is a small café located within the complex (the next building over) that sells basic lunches (sandwiches and soups), sweets and pastries, drinks and coffee.
What does the team look like at NAPA Melbourne Clinic?
We have opened the new clinic with an incredible team of specialised NAPA therapists and will be routinely building onto that team over the coming year with an additional 10 therapists already on their way! Most of our opening team are experienced Melbourne locals which many of you have already met either on our socials or in person in our Sydney Clinic. They include: Kylie – Clinic Manager, Georgie – Administration Manager, Yazmin – Physiotherapist, Simon – Physiotherapist, Amelia – Physiotherapist, Anneka – Physiotherapist, Joel – Physiotherapist (coming late 2021), Elly – Speech Pathologist, Lisa – Occupational Therapist, Gemma – Occupational Therapist (coming late 2021), Georgia – Therapy Aide & Cheryl – Therapy Aide.
We are super excited to soon be joined by the following 4 NAPA US therapists as well, just as soon as international border restrictions are lifted: Kathryn – Occupational Therapist/Clinical Director (NAPA Boston), Mei Li – Speech Pathologist (NAPA Los Angeles), Mara – Occupational Therapist (NAPA Los Angeles) & Therese – Occupational Therapist (NAPA Boston)
What services will be offered at the new Clinic?
All services currently on offer at our Sydney clinic are available in Melbourne in both weekly and intensive sessions. This includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Neurosuit, Speech therapy, Feeding therapy, CME/Medek, DMI, Vital Stim and so on.
Will NAPA Melbourne be a NDIS Registered Provider?
The clinic is a registered NDIS provider so you will be able to utilise your NDIS funding for therapy services and reports.
How do I register interest for weekly appointments for the Melbourne Clinic?
Weekly appointments are essentially a regular appointment with a regular therapist at the same time each week and will be available for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. We have already had very strong interest in our weekly therapy services so if you are interested in these services we suggest that you register your interest for weekly sessions HERE. Once you have registered your interest, you will be added to the weekly waitlist and a member of our team will be in touch to try and match the perfect times with the perfect therapist! At this stage we are planning on weekly therapy sessions to commence in October and in line with current COVID restrictions. If you have alrready registered your interest, NAPA will get into contact with you to schedule these appointments should be have availabilities to match your preferences.
How do I get to the NAPA clinic?
The NAPA Melbourne clinic is relatively easy to navigate to and is located in a business park complex on the corner of Springvale Roads and Burwood Highway. You can enter the complex from Burwood Highway and drive straight ahead, through the roundabout to the building marked 351 (you will see a white NAPA Logo on the front of this building). Please drive directly past this building (the boomgates should be open or open upon approach) and through to the car park at the rear ot ths building as that is where you will find the best, undercover parking for NAPA. Once you have parked and unpacked, head through the rear doors of the building and catch the lift to level one – you will find NAPA on this level after turning left once you come out of the lifts.
Can I apply to work in the Melbourne NAPA clinic?
At NAPA, we are always looking for enthusiastic physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists with experience in the paediatric and/or disability fields. Although we have filled all of our opening positions, we are already looking ahead to 2022 and interviewing for therapists to join our team next year. If you are interested in working at NAPA Melbourne or would just like to ask some questions about working for NAPA, please email us at email@example.com.
There are many options for accommodation near the new clinic including hotels, serviced apartments and air bnb’s.
For all of these options, we have asked the premises general questions about accessibility so you should not have any issues in this respect – but if you have specific questions or needs, please make sure you ask your booking agent.
We have compiled a list of great things to do in Melbourne in between or after your sessions at NAPA. For the full list, please visit this page.
If you have any other questions about NAPA Melbourne, please feel free to reach out to us on 03 8393 0950 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org