Continence Management and Advice Service (CMAS)

The CMAS is a community-based continence service providing management and advice on long-term bladder and bowel incontinence.   

Referral criteria

Eligible:

  • Aged 16 years or over
  • Have intractable incontinence >6 months
  • Financially disadvantaged (holder of Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card).
  • Permanent resident in WA for at least 6 months.

Ineligible:

  • Persons receiving Home Care Package Level 3-4
  • Individuals living in a Commonwealth funded high-level residential care home.

Please note:

  • Clients in receipt of a NDIS package can access the CMAS assessment and advisory service but any product requirements are funded via NDIS package.
  • Children with incontinence resulting from permanent congenital disability, aged 3-15 years can be directed to Independence Australia for the Incontinent Pad Scheme (IPS).

Geographical availability

Metropolitan & Country WA:

Advisory service is available Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Cost

No cost to client.


How to refer

Referrals are accepted from GPs or RMOs within a hospital.

  1. Check referral eligibility criteria.
  2. To refer, fill in the CMAS referral form and either:
  3. We will make contact within 7 days of receiving a referral.
  4. For any referral enquiries, please call 1300 300 122 and ask to speak to Clinical Nurse Manager CMAS, available Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm

Continence Clinic

A continence clinic offering continence and stomal therapy services for the greater Geraldton region.

Clinical care includes management of urinary incontinence; faecal incontinence; constipation; patients with a suprapubic catheter, urethral indwelling catheter or perform clean intermitted self-catheterisation; enuresis; ileostomy; colostomy; urostomy.

Referral criteria

Eligible:

  • Paediatrics aged 5-16 years with the following conditions:
    • Nocturnal enuresis
    • Constipation
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Faecal incontinence
  • Adult continence clients aged 16 years or over, with the following conditions:
    • Constipation
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Faecal incontinence
    • Management and/or teaching of clean intermittent self-catheterisation
    • Incontinence related skin care concerns
  • Adult stoma therapy clients aged 16 years or over, with the following conditions:
    • Ileostomy
    • Colostomy
    • Urostomy, also known as an ileal conduit

Not eligible:

  • Persons receiving Home Care Package Level 3-4.

Geographical availability

Metropolitan WA:

  • Not available.

Country WA:

  • Midwest region.


Clinic location:

Region

Address

Opening hours

Geraldton

Suite 2, 114 Sanford St, 

Geraldton WA 6530

Tuesday to Thursday

8.00am to 4.00pm by appointment

Cost

No cost to client.


How to refer

Referrals are accepted from GPs or RMOs within a hospital.

  1. Check referral eligibility criteria.
  2. Fill in the Chronic Disease Support referral form (relevant sections only) and send via:
  3. We will make contact within 7 days of receiving a referral.