QuIHN – Capalaba
QuIHN – Capalaba
Address29 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba QLD, Australia
Intake number07 3607 7269
Freecall number1800 172 076
Intake opening hours9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
About Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN)
QuIHN is a statewide, not for profit, and non-government health service which provides a variety of health services to people whose lives are or have been affected by substance use, as well as their friends, families and members of the community who are or have been touched or affected by substance use, throughout Queensland.
QuIHN provides medical services, needle syringe programs, counselling, peer support, distribution of information, education and training, workforce development initiatives, life skills programs and services that relate to substance use, blood borne viruses, sexual health and other psychological and physical health issues.
Alcohol And Other Drugs Outreach Program: this primarily works with referrals from the Hospital and Health Service (HHS) area and provides an outpatient case management and counselling service with the capacity to provide limited after hour’s services to those affected by alcohol and/or substance use concerns.
Hepatitis C Treatment And Management Program: this program seeks to provide innovative strategies and models of care that aim to increase access to treatment/care for targeted marginalised populations, including: People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), Opiate Substitution Therapy clients, and Community Rehabilitation clients (those involved in non-pharmacological drug treatment programs). This program is delivered outside the traditional tertiary hospital settings.
TIDE Project – Hepatitis C Treatment Support: this program offers flexible and tailored support to People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), people on Opiate Substitution Therapy (OST), and people accessing drug rehabilitation services during all stages of Hepatitis C diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment in a non-judgmental and respectful environment. TIDE Project seeks to support those people onto accessing the new Hepatitis C Treatments.
Qld Pharmacotherapy Advice & Mediation Service (QPAMS): this is a peer based service supporting people who are on pharmacotherapy treatment in QLD. It aims to provide people with information and support about methadone, buprenorphine or other opiates treatment, as well as refer them to clinics and GP’s to find out more about treatment. Anyone can call QPAMS on 1800 175 889, a confidential, free call number.
Needle & Syringe service: this service offers a range of programs and activities aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) and those at risk of injecting drug use. Such services include:
- Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)
- Education, training and workforce development for health care and other human services
- Education programs and information provision for people who inject drugs and those at risk of injecting
- Non clinical counselling and a range of support groups
- Health Promotion interventions and events promoting awareness around relevant issues i.e. World AIDS Day
- A range of high quality printed & electronic resources
- General welfare support
Peer Education: this program aims to reduce drug-related harms and promote the health of people who use substances through effecting changes in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours in individual substance users, and influencing the norms and culture in substance use groups.
Client Support: QuIHN Brisbane holds a client BBQ every Thursday. The BBQ is an opportunity for clients of QuIHN to interact with QuIHN staff in a less formal manner and access other services as external providers generally attend making it a good opportunity for service users to get more of their needs met.
InHouse Counselling: this provides clinical counselling and support to individuals who wish to address their drug use and any co-occurring mental health concerns (dual diagnosis). Counselling and support can also be provided to significant others and/or carers of someone with substance use and/or mental health concerns.
Individual Counselling: QuIHN offers individual clinical counselling for people whose lives are affected by substance use and related mental health and/or parenting and family issues that may be present. Therapeutic and psychosocial education and support groups are also available to complement the individual counselling.
MudMaps Group: this program, based in Brisbane, is a facilitated open psychosocial education group for individuals making or contemplating changes to behaviours relating to substance use (opioid, amphetamines and/or cannabis) use or the interaction of co-occurring substance and mental health (dual diagnosis).
Group Counselling: QuIHN offers a range of therapeutic and psychosocial groups for people whose lives are affected by substance use and any related mental health and/or parenting and family issues that may be present.
The Treehouse Parenting Program: This therapeutic group program engages parents who experience substance use and mental concerns in a non-judgemental and supportive manner.
Intake, assessment and referral
Self-referral to this service is welcome along with referrals from family, community services and health professionals. The intake team will help determine which programs are the best option.