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Allied Health Outreach team


The Allied Health Outreach team (AHOT) Townsville has been oeprational since Septemer 1999.

The service aims to enhance function, independence and safety of HACC eligible clients, in their home and community setting, as well as provide education and involvement of care givers.

Services are provided during regular business hours Monday to Friday. No services are provided on weekends or Public Holidays. there is no on-call service after usual business hours.

There is no cost to the consumer for services provided.

Who is the Service for?

The primary client group is elderly people who have considerable difficulty functioning int heir usual environment, requirigin an allied health service to continue to live in the community and without whcih would be at risk of premature of inappropriate long-term residential care.

Referral Procedure

All referrals are directed to the Intake Officer, Community Health Services 4433 9070.

Referrals are accepted by:

  • Self-referral
  • General Practitioners
  • Family members
  • Carers
  • Community services

Services include

The Allied Health Outreach Team comprises of occuaptional therapy, speech pathology, podiatry, physiotherapy and dietetics to provide:

  • Assessment, education and treatment for individuals  toe nable clients to reamin living at home;
  • Group education to enhance knowledge and skills for healthy lifestyles;
  • Support and sharing information and resources with support workers;
  • Assistance to support workers to review individual client's services and with the managemnt of diffcult or complex cases;
  • Contribute to the development of local and regional community services.

Geographical areas of service

  • Thuringowa and Townsville
  • Ingham
  • Magnetic Island
  • Palm Island

Contact Details


 Kirwan Health Campus

138 Thuringowa Drive, Kirwan QLD 4817

 Postal Address  PO Box 1596, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
 Phone  +61 7 4433 9070
 Facsimile  +61 7 4433 9081
 Hours  8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Our Health Team

  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Dietitian
  • Social worker
  • Physiotherapist
  • Administrative officer

Related Links

Go to Toptop of page

Last updated: 11 November 2014