Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program (OACCP)

The OACCP at St Vincent’s Hospital is a multidisciplinary program targeting individuals with hip and knee osteoarthritis. It provides comprehensive assessment and evidence based treatment options to help you:

  • Improve your function and quality of life
  • Reduce your pain and stiffness
  • Maintain your muscle strength
  • Understand more about your condition
  • Self-manage your symptoms and other health-related problems more effectively
  • Prepare you for surgery, what to expect after, and recover more quickly

Individuals who participate in this program have better outcomes following their surgery. It is offered face to face or via telehealth. The service also targets the often complex needs of individuals suffering hip and knee joint arthritis who aren’t appropriate for surgical intervention.


Referrals are welcomed from:

Patients eligible for this program include:

  • Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis.
  • All patients from the elective joint replacement list at St Vincent’s Hospital are expected to participate in the program
  • Patients referred directly by their GP

Contact us:

For enquiries, please contact the OACCP Coordinator at svhs.oaccp@svha.org.au or call the Physiotherapy Department on 02 8382 3346.

Clinic Details:

Our clinic is open every Wednesday from 8.00am to 12pm

Appointments are available via Telehealth or in person.

We are located in the Physiotherapy Department at Sacred Heart Health Service, 170 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst.

Click here  to read more about the program.


Dr Laila Girgis, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rheumatology, explains Arthritis: