Information for Health Care practitioners

Anglicare Tasmania, operating state-wide, offers a range of supports and services that can assist your valued patients by effectively complementing the care you provide.

We appreciate how time poor you can be, so we hope that the simple provision of this material is helpful.

These materials are designed to assist you with options for referring patients to professional community based support and aftercare.

Community Support Programs: FAQs

These FAQs are for the practitioners and health care team in your clinic. These typify the questions we receive from general practitioners and health care professionals when they make referrals to our service.

  • Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (ADATS) FAQ

    Who is this service for?

    ADATS is for anyone over the age of 18 years, with ongoing issues with drug and/or alcohol use – no matter what their background.

    • ADATS practitioners hold tertiary qualifications in Allied Heath
    • Clinicians are trained in use of evidence-based screening, assessment and planning tools
    • Treatment approaches include screening and brief intervention, counselling, case management and aftercare
    • Summary reports are provided for GP follow up (if applicable)
    • ADATS is a state-wide service
    • Referrals can be made via secure fax: (03) 6333 3010

    Download the ADATS FAQ here.

  • Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service Plus (ADATS+) FAQ

    Who is this service for?

    ADATS+ is for young people aged 12+, or people who are experiencing homelessness and/or co-morbid mental health issues, who have experienced negative impacts including harm or impairment from the use or misuse of alcohol and drugs.

    • ADATS practitioners hold tertiary qualifications in Allied Heath
    • Clinicians are trained in use of evidence-based screening, assessment and planning tools
    • Treatment approaches include screening and brief intervention, counselling, case management and aftercare
    • Summary reports are provided for GP follow up (if applicable)
    • ADATS is a state-wide service
    • Referrals can be made via secure fax: (03) 6333 3010

    Download the ADATS+ FAQ here.

  • Anglicare Attempted Suicide Aftercare Program (ASAP) FAQ

    Who is this service for?

    ASAP is a state-wide service for people 15 years and over, who have attempted suicide and are not receiving ongoing [public] MHS Case Management. ASAP is also for friends and family members who are supporting someone who has attempted suicide.

    • Clinicians hold tertiary qualifications in Allied Heath
    • Clinicians are trained through the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention and are licenced to use STARS
    • Our service provides immediate and assertive follow-up following discharge from emergency departments, psychosocial support and ongoing risk assessment
    • Referrals can be made via secure fax: (03) 6333 3010

    Download the ASAP FAQ here.

  • Anglicare Attempted Suicide Aftercare Program (ASAP) Family Resource Booklet

    Who is this booklet for?

    The ASAP Family Resource booklet is for friends and family members who are supporting someone who has attempted suicide. This booklet:

    • Shares ways of supporting someone after a suicide attempt
    • Helps to prepare a safety plan
    • Provides contacts to local services and supports

    Download the ASAP Family Resource booklet here.

  • Anglicare Hepatitis C Prevention Program (HPP) FAQ

    Who is this service for?

    HPP is for people over the age of 18 who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C virus or are at risk of contracting Hepatitis C; have been tested positive and/or undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C.

    • We employee allied health professionals who undergo training in supporting clients with Hepatitis C
    • Our service provides case management and support to access testing, treatment and specialist appointments
    • HPP is a state-wide service
    • Referrals can be made via secure fax: (03) 6333 3010

    Download the HPP FAQ here.

Community Support Programs: Brochures

These brochures are for your patients to better understand these programs, and to prompt conversations with their treating practitioner or health care team who could support and initiate the referral to the appropriate service.

Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Support Services (ADATS)

Has your drug or alcohol use become problematic? Free treatment is available for all ages, across the whole of Tasmania, for any alcohol or other drug problems. Download ADATS brochure

Anglicare Attempted Suicide Aftercare Program (ASAP)

ASAP can provide support to understand what led to this suicide attempt and develop ways to keep yourself safe when things feel overwhelming. Download ASAP brochure

Anglicare Hepatitis C Prevention Program (HPP)

If you are living with hepatitis or think you might be at risk of contracting it, there are steps you can take to stay well. Hep C is transmitted by blood-to-blood contact but can be cured with treatment. Download HPP brochure

Please contact us via phone, 1800 243 232, or online enquiry for any questions you may have.