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Accessing the Community Nursing Support Program

Eligibility

The Community Nursing Support Program is available to people who:

  • are aged 0–64 years; or
  • are aged over 65 years, or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person aged over 50 years, with an NDIS plan; and
  • have a disability, chronic illness, mental health or other condition that has an ongoing impact on their day to day living1; and
  • are at risk of losing their independence without support and are not eligible to access similar supports through other means; and
  • live in the community, which includes people who are living:
    • in their own homes, whether owned or rented.
    • in independent living units, caravan parks, self-care units or boarding houses, or in retirement villages where similar supports are not provided.
    • without stable accommodation, for example, people who are homeless or transient.

In addition to the above, a person must2:

  • be an Australian citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia; or
  • qualify for permanent residency status through agreements between Australia and another country; or
  • hold a Special Category Visa (subclass 444) (SCV) and a current Australian Medicare Card; or
  • hold a Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa; or
  • hold a Bridging Visa and have applied for Protection Visa, Resolution of Status Visa, Temporary Protection Visa, or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa
  • hold a Bridging Visa because they previously held a Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa which has expired.

1 Eligibility is not based on a diagnosis or defined condition, rather it considers the impact of that condition on the persons functional capacity and the potential impact that the provision of targeted interventions can have in supporting that person to maximise their independence.

2 Queensland Health has a health service directive to ensure that Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers are not charged for accessing Queensland Health services. This factsheet provides descriptions of refugee and asylum seekers, including relevant visa categories.

In-eligible

The Community Nursing Support Program is not available to people who:

  • require time-limited support due to an acute illness including convalescent care, post-acute care and support, or rehabilitation support
  • receive accommodation support services, where the service receives government funding to deliver the same or similar support
  • live in a retirement village or similar accommodation setting where their service agreement includes similar services
  • live in residential aged care
  • receive aged care services
  • are in Queensland on holiday or short stay living arrangement.

Community Nursing Support Providers

To access the Community Nursing Support Program, you can contact the service provider directly. You can do this yourself, or health professionals that are supporting you can contact them with your permission. Service providers can be contacted for further information and advice on eligibility.

Organisation

Outlet

HHS region

Contact phone

Contact person

Anglicare

Brisbane North Homeless Project

MNHHS

1300 610 610

NA

Brisbane South Homeless Project

MSHHS

Caboolture

DDHHS

Logan

MSHHS

South West Rural and Remote

SWHHS

Metro North

MNHHS

Metro South

MSHHS

South Coast

 

Sunshine Coast

SCHHS

Toowoomba

Darling Downs

DDHHS

Townsville

THHS

Townsville Homeless Project

THHS

West Moreton

WMHHS

Banana Shire Council

Taroom District Domiciliary Nursing and Transport Service

DDHHS

07 49929500 0427273061

Deborah Swain

Barcaldine Regional Council

BRC Alpha

CWHHS

NA

NA

Blackall - Tambo Regional Council

Tambo Community Care

CWHHS

NA

NA

Blackall Range Care Group Limited

Maleny

SCHHS

07 5429 6152

Jo Bingham

Flaxton

07 5445 7044

Liz Barber

Nambour

07 5441 4441

Wendy Raadschelders

Blue Care

Allora/Clifton

DDHHS

1300 673 163

NA

Beaudesert

MSHHS

Beenleigh

MSHHS

Biloela

CWHHS

Bowen

MHHS

Brisbane South Combined Nursing Agencies Project

MSHHS

Brisbane Valley

WMHHS

Bundaberg

WBHHS

Burdekin

THHS

Caboolture

MNHHS

Kilcoy Rural Caboolture

MNHHS

Cairns

CHHHS

Caloundra Community Care

SCHHS

Capricorn Coast

SCHHS

Cardwell Johnston

THHS

Central Highlands

CQHHS

Charleville

SWHHS

Charters Towers

THHS

Chinchilla

DDHHS

Cloncurry

NWHHS

Cooloola

SCHHS

Crows Nest

DDHHS

Cunnamulla

SWHHS

Dalby

DDHS

Fassifern

MSHHS

Fraser Coast

WBHHS

Gladstone

GQHHS

Gold Coast Tweed

GCHHS

Goondiwindi

DDHHS

Ingham

THHS

Ipswich

WMHHS

Kingaroy Nanango

DDHHS

Lockyer

DDHHS

Lowood Rosewood

WMHHS

Mackay

MHHS

Maranoa

SWHHS

Maroochy Coolum

SCHHS

Millmerran

DDHHS

Mt Isa

NWHHS

Murgon

DDHHS

Noosa

SCHHS

North Burnett

WBHHS

Northside

MNHHS

Pittsworth

DDHHS

Proserpine

MHHS

Redcliffe

MNHHS

Redlands

MSHHS

Rockhampton

CQHHS

Sandgate South Pine

MNHHS

Southside

MSHHS

Springwood

MSHHS

Stanthorpe

DDHHS

Tablelands

CHHHS

Toowoomba

DDHHS

Townsville

THHS

Warwick

DDHHS

Wynnum

MSHHS

Wesley Mission Hadden Place

MSHHS

Broadsound Coastal Community Development Association Inc

Broadsound Coastal Care

MHHS

07 4950 2087

Lashona Petersen

Co As It Community Services Inc

Co As It Brisbane North

MNHHS

NA

NA

Co As It Brisbane South

MSHHS

NA

NA

Footprints in Brisbane Incorporated

Footprints New Farm Community Options

MNHHS

07 3252 3488

Robert Forbes

Longreach Home and Community Care Inc

Longreach

CWHHS

07 4658 1416

Marlene Wightman

Multilink Community Services Inc

Multilink

MSHHS

07 3412 7152

Ana Sas

Mutkin Residential and Community Care Indigenous Corporation

Mutkin Residential and Community Care

CHHS

NA

NA

North and West Remote Health Limited

NWRH McKinlay Shire Multi-Purpose Health Service

NWHHS

Fax:

07 4422 0079

Phone:

1800 799 244

Rahni Cotterill (Integrated Allied Health Manager)

NWRH Cloncurry Hospital

NWHHS

NWRH McKinlay Bush Nursing Centre

NWHHS

NWRH Longreach

CWHHS

Ozcare

Brisbane North

MNHHS

1800 692 273

NA

Brisbane South

MSHHS

Bundaberg

WBHHS

Cairns

CHHHS

Cairns Homeless Outreach Service

CHHHS

Central Highlands

CQHHS

Gold Coast Homeless Outreach Service

GCHHS

Ipswich Homeless Outreach Service

WMHHS

Logan

MSHHS

Mackay

MHHS

Redcliffe Caboolture

MNHHS

Rockhampton Gladstone

CQHHS

South Coast

 

Sunshine Coast Community Care

SCHHS

Toowoomba

DDHHS

Toowoomba Homeless Outreach Service

DDHHS

Townsville

THHS

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

SCHHS

CCCS Intake Service:

07 5479 9670

E-mail:

SC-CCCSIntake@health.qld.gov.au

Kate Ballen

SCHHS

Kate Ballen

Winton Shire Council

Central West Community Options Project

CWHHS

NA

NA

Last updated: 3 January 2020