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Health Advocacy Legal Clinic at Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Health Advocacy Legal Clinic at Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane

A Health Advocacy Legal Clinic (HALC) has been established at Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane to provide free advice or legal help by a small team of supervised law and social work students. A primary function is to connect clients with appropriate representation and resources.

Mater patients needing assistance and legal advice in matters such as debt, tenancy, guardianship, mental health and disability, enduring powers of attorney or advanced care plans can be referred to the clinic through social work or medical staff. This service does not provide assistance for family, criminal or complex commercial matters.

The clinic runs once a week during the university semesters and is for in-patients and out-patients for the Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane and across the Mater Hospital.

How you can get assistance?

  • Drop into the clinic via reception at Level 4, MYAHCB Outpatient reception telephone: (07) 3163 5800/5801 at the set times located at The Dome, Level 4, Salmon Building.
  • Contact your Social Worker or Doctor and ask them to do a referral to the clinic for you.
  • Contact HALC Co-ordinator Dr Cate Banks on halc@lawright.org.au

This clinic is a collaboration with UQ, LawRight and Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane.

Public relations contacts

Phone number: 07 3163 8111 (ask for the on-call media officer)

Email: news@mater.org.au

Tags: Mater Health, Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane