Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit

Printable Hospital in the Home Unit brochure

Access to service

Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit is only available by referral from a health professional.

Referrals are accepted seven days a week.

To contact us by phone call 1300 64 11 11

Mental Health Services Helpline

For advice and info about Mental Health Services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week call 1800 332 388 

For urgent medical assistance call 000

Our Service

The Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit is an acute mental health service provided in the Greater Hobart region.

We provide people who are experiencing acute mental illness with care, treatment and support in their own home.

Intensive specialist care is provided for up to 14 days. When suitable, this option replaces admission or extended stay in hospital.

Why provide acute mental health care in the home?

The Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit aims to:

  • improve physical comfort
  • maintain routine at home
  • allow contact with family, pets and other support
  • improve your recovery journey.

Who will provide your care?

Out team includes;

  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Allied Health
  • Peer and Carer Workers.

What can you expect?

You will receive intensive treatment and care in the least restrictive setting.

A staff member from the Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit will meet with you. They will talk to you about your health needs, together with a family member or support person, to develop a plan for your care.

You are at the centre of your care. Staff will encourage you to be actively involved in decisions about your treatment.

The Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit aims for you to have better control over the care you receive and will work closely with your family and carers to achieve this.

What we offer

  • Personalised care and safety plans  developed in partnership with you and your family/carer
  • Intensive assessment, counselling and review appointments
  • Medication management
  • Education
  • Communication with your community mental health service team
  • Consistency and continuity of support
  • Relapse identification strategies
  • A community mental health team will support you after Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit.

Contact Us

Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit operates seven days a week.

Phone all hours 1300 64 11 11

Visits to your home will usually be made between 8:30 am and 9:00 pm.

As a consumer, family member or carer you can contact us at any time between the hours of 7:30 am and 10:30 pm.

Overnight your call will be redirected to the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal Hobart Hospital where a Mental Health Nurse will be available to take your call.

Have Your Say

We encourage clients, family and support to talk to staff or ask for a feedback form if you would like to provide a compliment, suggestion or complaint.