Lymphoedema Service South

Southern Tasmania Area Health ServicesTasmanian Health Service - Southern Region

The lymphoedema service is an outpatient service that provides assessment and interventions for people with a diagnosis of lymphoedema.  Screening of people at significant risk of developing lymphoedema is also provided.

What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops when lymph fluid builds up in the body’s soft tissues and does not go away. Lymphatic system changes can be caused by:

  • cancer
  • treatment for cancer
  • trauma
  • congenital malformation.

Services provided

  • Education and coaching for self-management
  • Advice on modifying activities to minimise the impact of lymphoedema
  • Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including education, skin care and exercise recommendations, manual lymphatic drainage, multi-layer lymphatic bandaging and garment prescription.

How to contact us

Lymphoedema assessment and treatment is carried out on Level 5, Telstra Building, 70 Collins St (corner of Argyle and Collins St). Please note: there are no reception facilities for this service outside of designated appointment times.

Telephone: (03) 6166 2683 (office)
Fax: (03) 6173 0313

Please leave a message.  The office is not attended at all times.

Service Eligibility

Services are provided on a referral basis only. Referrals must be made by a medical practitioner. Referrals must be updated annually.

Cost Information

There is no cost for this service but garments and some treatments recommended may incur a cost.

More Information

Visit the Australian Lymphology Association