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Mental Health Hospital in the Home

Our service

The Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit is an acute mental health service offered in the Hervey Bay area.

We provide people who are experiencing acute mental illness with care, treatment and support in their own home.

Intensive specialist care is provided for up to 14 days. When suitable, this option replaces admission or extended stay in the inpatient unit.


Access to service

The Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit is only available by referral from within the Mental Health Service.

Referrals are accepted seven days a week.


Why provide acute mental health care in the home?

The Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit aims to:

  • improve physical comfort
  • maintain routine at home
  • allow contact with family, pets and other supports
  • improve your recovery journey.

Who will provide the care?

Our team includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Allied Health
  • Peer and Carer Workers

What can you expect?

You are at the centre of your care. You will be involved in decisions about your treatment.

You can expect:

  • Conversations about your health needs between you, our staff and your family or support person to develop a personalised treatment plan
  • Intensive assessment, counselling and review appointments
  • Respect for your privacy and dignity
  • High quality care
  • Medication management
  • Education
  • Relapse identification strategies
  • Communication with your Community Mental Health Service team
  • Consistency and continuity of support
  • Linked with appropriate community supports.

Your support after leaving the unit




Statewide Mental Health Service welcomes feedback from consumers, carers and family members to help us improve care. You can provide feedback in the following ways:

  In person, talk to one of our team
  Complete a feedback form and return it via the methods listed on the form
  Call the Clinical Governance Support Unit on 07 4184 1824.
  Complete our online form


Hervey Bay Mental Health
Hospital in the Home Unit

07 4128 5400


Operating seven days a week from

After hours, your call will be redirected to the Maryborough Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

For urgent medical assistance call 000.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Last updated: 14 July 2020