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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

Homeless Health Outreach Team

The aim of the Homeless Health Outreach Team (HHOT) is to:

  • minimise the health problems of people experiencing homelessness
  • contribute to the prevention and reduction of homelessness within the Logan-Beaudesert catchment area through collaboration to facilitate access to the appropriate supports.

HHOT provides health service to people within the Logan-Beaudesert region who are experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and substance misuse issues.

They may also be experiencing:

  • complex physical health issues
  • drug and alcohol issues
  • social exclusion
    • no home
    • no employment or meaningful activity
    • no connection to family or community.

Our services

HHOT provides:

  • assessment and intervention services to people experiencing a diverse range of mental health concerns, including psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety, substance misuse and suicidal thoughts
  • an extended hours, assertive outreach service to people where they reside in the community or where they access food and support
  • support through linking people with appropriate community services
  • support and education to the non-government and government agencies we work with.

Transitional support may be provided where a person accessing the HHOT team moves out of the Logan-Beaudesert area.

Our team

HHOT is a multi-disciplinary team made up of various staff including:

  • social workers
  • rehabilitation therapy aides
  • occupational therapists
  • nurses
  • psychiatric doctors.
Last updated 20 May 2015
Last reviewed 20 May 2015