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Mater at Home

The Mater at Home team (formerly DART) provides home-based Allied Health and Nursing services to both adult and paediatric patients.

The service is flexible and provides a rapid response to residents that live within a 40 km radius from the South Brisbane campus. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

Patient referrals are triaged according to prioritisation guidelines, and are booked for appointments accordingly. If you have any questions, or for more information, please telephone 07 3163 1760 Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 4.30 pm Referrals for all patients can be sent direct to the department via fax on 07 3163 1767.

For more information or to make an appointment, please telephone 07 3163 1760 or email the department at materathome@mater.org.au


Refer a patient 

Referrals to Mater at Home can be made using the Mater at Home referral form. 

 

Adult services

Public patients

  • The service is flexible and provides a rapid response to patients that live within the Mater at Home catchment area (40 km radius from the Mater South Brisbane campus).
  • Service areas, eligibility and referral criteria vary according to the type of program referred to. For further information regarding a specific referral, please call our office on 3163 1760.
  • Referrals are accepted via phone, fax or email.  Mater at Home accepts referrals from many sources, including:
  • General Practitioners and Specialists
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centres
  • Home-based service providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Family members
  • Patient self-referrals

Private patients*

  • All Mater at Home allied health and nursing services are available on a fee for service basis for both adults and children. The service is flexible and provides a rapid response to residents that live within a 40 km radius from the Mater South Brisbane campus. 
  • Eligibility, referral criteria and cost to the client vary according to the type of program referred to. For further information regarding a specific referral, please call our office on 3163 1760.
  • Referrals for fee for service programs are accepted from many sources, including:
  • General Practitioners and Specialists
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centres
  • Home-based service providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Family members
  • Patient self-referrals

Paediatric services  

Public patients

  • Mater at Home supports children and adolescents (birth to 18 years) and their families. The team provides health care services in the home or school environment as required.
  • Mater at Home currently provides hospital in the home; post-acute care and high cost home support services.  All programs are multidisciplinary with an emphasis on providing an alternative to hospital admission for children and adolescents.
  • Service areas, eligibility and referral criteria vary according to the type of program referred to.  For further information regarding a specific referral, please call our office on 3163 1760.
  • All clients must be referred to a specific public program by their treating medical team at their current hospital and must reside within the Mater at Home catchment area (40 km radius from the Mater South Brisbane campus).

Private patients*

  • Some Mater at Home services are available on a fee for service basis under private health insurance, Better Start and self-funded arrangements.
  • Eligibility, referral criteria and cost to the client vary according to the type of program referred to.  For further information regarding a specific referral, please call our office on 3163 1760.
  • Referrals for fee for service programs are accepted from many sources, including:
  • General Practitioners and Specialists
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centres
  • Home-based service providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Family members
  • Patient self-referrals

*Patients will incur fee for appointments booked with this service.

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