The on-site teaching clinic at Puget Sound offers services to members of the community who have physical or cognitive deficits affecting areas of life such as self-care, home management, community participation, and leisure activities. The Adult Occupational Therapy Teaching Clinic also provides an opportunity for occupational therapy students to gain skills in evaluating and treating adult clients under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist.  Sessions are 50 minutes and scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays from late January to May. The adult teaching clinic typically runs twice a week from February through April with therapy sessions lasting 50 minutes. Participants are responsible for arranging transportation to the clinic.

Common diagnoses treated at the clinic:

  • Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson's Disease

Physician Referral Form

All participants attending our Adult Occupational Therapy Teaching Clinic are required by state law to have a referral from a physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner.

If you feel you or a family member would benefit from our program and the participant is able to commit to consistent attendance please fill out the referral form!

Completed forms should be faxed to 253.879.3518 or mailed to:

University of Puget Sound, OT Clinic
1500 N Warner St, #1070
Tacoma, WA 98416

Patient recruitment for Spring 2023 will will be ongoing with scheduling made on a first come, first served basis. Prior to scheduling sessions, participants must return all 3 forms, including a health care referral prescribing occupational therapy evaluation and intervention (see p. 3). Once all forms are received, a staff member will call to discuss scheduling options. 

 If you have any questions, would like to participate in the next session, or are having problems obtaining a provider's referral, please contact the OT office at 253.879.3499 or All clients or their families referred to the clinic will be screened to ensure that our clinic is appropriate for their needs.