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 formand 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