Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention (ORP) Service

The Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention (ORP) Service at St Vincent’s Hospital offers screening for bone fragility and management of osteoporosis for patients who are over 50 and have had a minimal (low) trauma fracture - from a simple trip/fall or no injury.

The ORP identifies and assesses patients presenting to St Vincent’s Hospital with a minimal trauma fracture and facilitates access to appropriate scans and tests to diagnose osteoporosis. It aims to reduce the risk of further fractures by providing coordinated care, and integrates with GPs to ensure ongoing management and review.

The ORP service offers an appointment with an Endocrinologist (bone specialist who can initiate appropriate medication) and a physiotherapist (falls prevention, exercise, dietary and lifestyle advice) face to face or via telehealth.


Referrals are accepted from any medical or allied health staff at St Vincent’s Hospital. Other LHDs, GP, Health and Community service providers and consumers may also refer.

Please contact the ORP coordinator if more information is required.

A patient may be eligible if they:

  • Are age 50 or above
  • Have a history of minimal trauma fracture
  • Live in St Vincent’s Hospital catchment area

Patients are not eligible if they:

  • Are residing in a Residential Aged Care Facility
  • Have metastatic disease
  • Are already under the care of an Endocrinologist or Rheumatologist
  • Are attending the Heart/Lung Transplant Endocrine (TEND) clinic
  • Have established osteoporosis (these patients are suitable for the Bone and Calcium clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital). 


For all enquiries please contact the ORP coordinator on  svhs.orpclinic@svha.org.au or call the hospital switchboard on 02 8382 1111 and ask to be put through to the ORP coordinator.

Clinic information:

Our clinic is open Tuesdays from 8.00am to 12pm, and Fridays 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

Appointments are available via Telehealth or in person at SVHS General Ambulatory Care, Outpatient Department.

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