In addition to standard general practice services, UQ Health Care delivers a suite of unique programs and services:
The UQ Health Care Homeless Service is an outreach service that plays a vital role in coordinating delivery of care for homeless people and some of the most vulnerable members in society. The service is delivered through the St Vincent de Paul homeless hostel in South Brisbane and the Anglicare clinic in Fortitude Valley. Partnering with multiple stakeholders, UQ Health Care provides crisis management and coordinates care with the Royal Brisbane Hospital Homeless Outreach Team, Princess Alexandra Mental Health Outreach Team, and social services.
The UQ Health Care Refugee Health Service provides health assessments, vaccination and general medical services for refugees and asylum seekers. The service is a collaboration between Refugee Health Qld, The University of Queensland School of Medicine and the Mater Centre for Primary Healthcare Innovation, providing valuable services to meet the complex health needs of newly arrived refugees.
The Metro South Complex Diabetes Service delivers advanced health services to people with complex diabetes. The service is a collaboration with Princess Alexandra and Logan Hospitals, led by specialist endocrinologists and a multidisciplinary team of diabetes nurse educators, dietitians, UQ Health Care GPs with specialised training in diabetes and other health professionals.
The service is funded by the Brisbane South Primary Health Network (PHN) and aims to enhance the skills and capacity of general practice throughout the PHN to manage complex diabetes.
The UQ Health Care Continence Clinic provides support for people aged 65 and over, and for people with disabilities or chronic medical conditions with strategies to manage their continence. The clinic is a collaboration between Ipswich Hospital and UQ Health Care, led by a specialist geriatrician and supported by a multidisciplinary team of specialist nurses and physiotherapists.
The GPs in Secondary Schools Project, based on the success of the Victorian ‘Doctors in Secondary Schools’ program, is designed to make primary health care more accessible to students. In collaboration with Children’s Health Queensland, UQHC GPs provide medical advice and health care to those students most in need, with the objective to help young people to identify and address any health problems early;
UQ Healthy Living is an interprofessional clinic promoting healthy ageing and wellbeing in older adults. This state-of-the-art facility incorporates world-leading HUR Fitness equipment, aerobic and rehabilitation equipment, consulting rooms for individual consultations and assessments, studio spaces for group programs, and a multi-purpose student hub for work integrated learning.
Drawing upon the latest research from around the world, it is a focal point for researchers across UQ working to address the challenge of an ageing population. UQ Healthy Living involves a range of health disciplines including physiotherapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy and dietetics. It allows the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) students to come together to learn with, about and from each other through collaboration and an inter-professional team-based approach to care.