Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan

Moreton Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service – Margate

Address

322 Oxley Avenue, Margate QLD, Australia

Intake number

(07) 5428 5855

Website

http://www.moretonatsichs.org.au/

Intake opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm (closed weekends and public holidays)

About Moreton Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service

The Moreton Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (Moreton ATSICHS) is committed to providing holistic health care to raise the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Moreton Bay area.

Moreton ATSICHS have a network of clinics, including the:

Programs

Primary health service is the provision of GP Services, dental, child, family & maternal health, diabetes treatment and education, ophthalmology, optometry, podiatry and dietary. They also have an aged care facility, family and child safety services, social and emotional well-being and a youth service.

Social health service is an integrated model providing early intervention service responses for people who have actual or potential issues around:

  • mental health
  • social or family support
  • alcohol and other drugs.

The Social Health service focuses on:

  • building the capacity of individuals and families to improve functioning and well-being through ongoing, targeted, case-managed services
  • providing targeted, evidence based, therapeutic treatment, including counselling, psychological services, human service supports and specific treatments for alcohol and other drug issues.

The Social Health service is staffed by a team of psychologists, case managers, counsellors and psychiatrists who provide assistance and support around grief, mental health concerns, and alcohol and other drug issues.

Youth Services 

A support service for young people aged 12-18 years who are experiencing problems with family, isolation, stress, substance use and concerns with youth justice. The program provides individual guidance from qualified workers in assisting young people to reconnect with education, sport, family, employment and culture.

Safe and Deadly Places program 

A support program for Brotherboys, Sistergirls and others who identify as part of the LGBTIQ community. The program provides a safe yarning space for members of this community to share their experiences and concerns.

Intake, assessment and referral

Individuals can self-refer to most programs within the Moreton ATSICHS, however, a GP referral is required to access the Social Health service, which can be obtained at the clinic.

 

Hospital and Health Service Region

Metro North

Primary Health Network region

Brisbane North

Age range eligibility

12 – 17 years, 18 – 25 years, 25+ years

Treatment type

Psychosocial intervention (e.g. counselling)

Medication exclusions

No medication exclusions

Smoking permitted

Yes, Nicotine replacement therapy offered

Phones permitted

yes

Fees

Free

Close to public transport

Yes

Family / children access

Yes

Interpreter access

Yes

Waitlist

No waitlist