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WDHB's Allied Health Services

Allied Health is a term used to describe a broad group of health professionals who work across a range of vocations which include alcohol and other drug clinicians, audiologists, dental therapists, dieticians, genetic associates, needs assessors, occupational therapists, optometrists, orthoptists, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, play specialists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, podiatrists, psychologists, social workers and speech language therapists.

The Allied Health workforce is made up of a number of regulated and unregulated occupational groups. The disciplines that make up our Allied Health workforce, work within multidisciplinary teams across the WDHB’s services. Patients can access WDHB Allied Health services through a referral from their doctor.
In general, Allied Health’s scope of practice involves client assessment followed by planned intervention and client review, in accordance with specific competencies of each occupational group.