The Occupational Therapy at Tripler Army Medical Center offers a range of services to include Outpatient, Inpatient, Inpatient Behavioral Health, and Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services.
Prospective patients will need to contact their primary care manager for a referral.
Order of priority for all Occupational Therapy services is based upon beneficiary status – highest priority is Active Duty, followed in order by, Family Member, Retirees/Retiree Family Member and Veterans.
Hours of Operations:
Monday thru Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed
List of Services Provided:
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services – Consult needed
Clinical Assessments and treatment modalities for upper extremity disabilities, pre and post-operative treatment, orthotic (splint) fabrication, and Activities of Daily Living (ADL)/Self-care evaluations and treatments.
Upper Extremity Neruo-Musculoskeletal – Consult needed
Screening program allows the credentialed therapist (ASI 7H) to evaluate, diagnose and follow a patient for treatment as the primary provider.
Physical Disabilities Program - Consult needed
A multidisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation of disabling disorders such as stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular, and debilitating disorder. Treatment includes facilitation of self-care, functional range of motion, strength, endurance, and cognitive rehabilitation. Discharge planning evaluations and recommendations are provided for those patients with ADL deficits pending discharge to home or referral to another facility.
OT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Services
Psycho-social rehabilitation - admission to inpatient Behavior Health
The provision of “Life Skills” classes to assist individuals with demonstrated maladaptive coping and /or living skills with the objectives of skill development and therefore, adaptive living skills.
OT LYMPHEDEMA Services
Lymphedema Rehabilitation - Consult needed
A specialty program that focuses on the assessment and treatment of lymphedema in the arms, legs, face, neck, chest, trunk, and the genital region in order to decrease the risk of infection, improve functional ability, and to maintain or regain quality of life. The treatment of Internal Oral and tongue lymphedema are not offered due to specialized training involved with this area.
How to make an appointment:
Contact your primary care manager for a referral. Then call Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinic at (808) 433-5232 to schedule you appointment.
Where are you located?
We are located in 2D across the bridge from the main hospital. OT Lymphedema is located in the Oncology clinic in G1D two floors below the OT Clinic, but you must check in at the OT clinic in 2D before going to G1D.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent or live better with injury, illness, or disability (AOTA, 2021).
Meet Tripler Army Medical Center's Occupational Therapists
We accept customer satisfaction feedback through our FOCUS "For Our Customer's Ultimate Satisfaction" Cards (located throughout the hospital) and through our Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site located on the Internet at http://ice.disa.mil.
If you have any questions, you may contact our Customer Relations office