Physiotherapy - Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service Illawarra - Bone Health Clinic


What the service is

A hospital clinic where your bone health is assessed. A care plan is developed to manage your bone health by a multidisciplinary team.

What we do

  • Bone mineral density scans
  • Doctor assessment and blood tests
  • Fracture Liaison Coordinator education – personalised management
  • Referral to other services as required – management plan for bone health.

When to access this service

After you have had a broken bone or small fracture, your doctor may refer to this service to prevent another broken bone/injury.

What to expect

An individual assessment by a Doctor and Fracture Liaison Coordinator, to fix and manage your bone health.

Who should access this service

Patients 50 years or greater, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander-identified patients 40+years, with a minimal trauma fracture (caused by a slip, trip, or fall from a standing height or less).

How to access this service (referrals or no referral necessary)

A referral is required from your GP, Specialist, or Emergency Department Doctor.

What to bring

  • Your Medicare Card
  • Clothing without metal for a Bone Mineral Density Scan
  • Any recent scan or blood test results.

Contact Information

Port Kembla Hospital
89-91 Cowper Street
Warrawong NSW 2502
02 4223 8539

Monday to Friday 
8:00am - 4:30pm 

How to get there, including by public transport

The Illawarra Premier Bus service stops outside the hospital on Cowper Street.

For more information on transport options visit NSW Public Hospital Parking and Directions website or download the HosPark App from App Store or Google Play

Car parking

There is limited car parking available at Port Kembla Hospital.

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

Limited disabled parking spots are located at the Port Kembla Hospital Main Entry, and in the hospital car park.

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Physiotherapy

Anne Smith is the Physiotherapy Head of Discipline for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). She brings 27 years’ experience in Physiotherapy, having worked in a variety of settings including Hospital, community, and private.

Anne is responsible for providing professional leadership of Physiotherapy services across the LHD including Hospital and community based services.

The ISLHD Physiotherapy Department provides a broad range of clinical services and is committed to providing a comprehensive, professional and timely service.