Health and counselling services

Free health checks for the homeless

Dental care

Get free dental treatment at public dental clinics or hospitals.

Contact details are also listed in your local White Pages under Queensland Health, Dental (Oral) Health Services.

Free public health care

Medicare Card holders can access Queensland’s free public hospital system for immediate medical assistance.

Find public hospitals and community health services located across Queensland.

Find medical assistance

The National Health Services Directory is a free online directory listing health and community services in Queensland.

If you have a serious health concern, phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Qualified staff will advise you what to do. You can phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the cost of a local call, but calls from a mobile phone may be charged at a higher rate.

Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre

Contact the Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre to access affordable health care and services to improve your health.

Outreach services

Organisations offering outreach services provide the homeless with specialist support and/or medical assistance by visiting them (in public places like streets or parks).

View a map of Brisbane’s outreach and homeless services.

Drug Arm

Drug Arm’s Street Outreach Service (SOS) provides free support if you’re:

  • homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • dependant on drugs and alcohol.

Homeless Health Outreach Team

The Homeless Health Outreach Team located in Townsville, provides homeless people experiencing alcohol or drug issues free contact with health professionals, including mental health nurses, doctors and Indigenous health workers.

Anglicare homelessness services

Anglicare offer homelessness outreach and health services including free first aid, nursing, wound care, physical health monitoring and health education to Queenslanders.

Footprints in Brisbane

Footprints in Brisbane provide mediation, counselling and individual support for the homeless, or those at risk of homelessness.


Long term homeless

If you have been homeless for a long time, free support and counselling is available:

The Australian Red Cross also provide support to the homeless, and people at risk of homelessness.

Crisis, drug and alcohol abuse counselling

If are feeling down or overwhelmed, you can contact:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Find out where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can find support and counselling for drug or alcohol problems.

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