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Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane

A Queensland icon for more than a century, Mater is renowned for delivering exceptional healthcare services to the community.  The Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane aligns existing services and provides new dedicated specialised services and environments for people predominately aged 16 to 25.  It delivers the highest standards of clinical care and provides programs for adolescents and young adults to address their emotional, social and educational needs.

In addition, the centre assists patients with chronic health conditions to easily transition from paediatric services through to adult services by providing an environment that allows young adults to feel empowered to be involved in decisions about their care. Health professionals will work closely with patients and their families to improve their quality of life.

Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane delivers support across a board spectrum of specialities relevant to adolescent and young adults where there is an identified need and clinical benefit. It manages patients with chronic and complex conditions such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, complex urology conditions, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane utilises a cross-disciplinary approach to managing the care of adolescent and young adults through day programs, inpatient services and specialist consultations.

Mater Emotional Health Unit

The Emotional Health Unit provides mental health support to the new Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane.  Designed purposefully for assessment, treatment and follow-up for young adults aged 13 and above who require specialised treatment.

Access

Visit Mater Online for referral information to see one of our Emotional Health Unit health professionals.

Young Adult Inpatient Services

Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane inpatient ward provides dedicated care for young adults aged 16 to 25 years. Located on level 7 of the Salmon Building, the young adult ward is a custom designed care environment that offers Mater patients a unique experience designed to meet their emotional, social and educational needs.  Patients are able to recuperate and recover with access to Wi-Fi, free to air TV, indoor and outdoor social areas and a gym.

Access

For acute/urgent care please present to Mater Hospital Brisbane Emergency Department which offers a 24-hour comprehensive emergency service staffed by experienced emergency doctors, nurses, training registrars and house officers.

For non-urgent care your medical professional is required to send a referral to Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane. 

Young Adult Outpatient Clinics

Mater’s Young Adult Outpatient Clinics are located on level 4 of the Salmon Building and offer patients aged between 16 and 25 a unique space to meet with their Mater specialist to discuss their health treatment plans and ongoing care.

Clinics include:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynaecology
  • Mater Young Adult Support Unit
  • Post cancer treatment
  • Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
  • Queensland Interdisciplinary Craniofacial
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Stuttering
  • Urology

Access

Your medical professional is required to send a referral to Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane. Referrals for young adults will be allocated to the appropriate clinic during the triage process.

Young Adult Programs

The Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane Programs are designed to provide support for young adults aged 16 to 25 years by offering holistic emotional and educational support as they transition from paediatric health services, through young adult and subsequently into adult health services.  

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service (ADAWS)

ADAWS aims to support young people to achieve some of their goals around their drug and alcohol use, such as having a break from using, cutting back how much you use, how often you are using, or quitting. The ADAWS programs can help you achieve some of your goals by supporting you to make positive changes. Some of the ways we help young people is through individualised support, brief interventions, relapse prevention planning and alternative drug-free activities. The service also aims to reduce harm associated with drug use by utilising harm reduction strategies that take into account personal goals and choices.

Access

Patients can self refer, or be referred by a parent, guardian, carer, healthcare or education provider. Please telephone 07 3163 8400. 

If you need to speak to someone urgently 

Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 is a confidential 24hr telephone crisis support telephone support service available from a landline, payphone or mobile.