Assisting people in extreme need to access a GP - for free.
Health with Dignity is for people in extreme need. The program aims to support people who are exiting incarceration, who are living in homelessness and who are a client, participant or consumer of an existing support program, or who are being assisted by a worker, agency, charity or service to address extreme hardship or domestic crisis.
This is to ensure that those people who are most in need of the support benefit from the program.
Health with Dignity information sheet(PDF, 99KB)
How does Health with Dignity work?
Any community member in extreme need who can't find or can't afford a GP can contact The Salvation Army Support Housing (SASH) on 03 6278 2817 for support and to help organise a visit to a doctor in Hobart.
The Salvation Army will book the GP at a time that suits the community member and will accompany them to the GP, helping to ensure that the visit is successful for everyone.
After the visit the GP bills The Salvation Army, so the patient does not have to pay anything.
How many GP visits will Health With Dignity cover?
Health With Dignity will cover the cost of up to 3 x 30 minute GP consultations per person.
Does the community member book an appointment with the GP?
The Salvation Army will book an appointment with the GP to ensure that the community member and the GP are supported within the project.
Does Health with Dignity cover the cost of medication?
The Salvation Army has a voucher system with local pharmacies that can cover the cost of any medication prescribed by a GP.
Which GPs are participating in Health with Dignity?
As this is a pilot project there is currently one GP participating in the project, Your Hobart Doctor in Bathurst Street.
How can other GPs get involved?
Health with Dignity is keen to expand to ensure that as many people as possible who need to see a GP are able to do so. General Practitioners who wish to participate in this project can contact The Salvation Army Support Housing (SASH) on 03 6278 2817 to discuss details.
How can I support Health with Dignity?
Individuals, businesses, community groups and clubs can donate to the Health with Dignity fund by contacting The Salvation Army on 03 6278 2817. To make a donation online please visit The Salvation Army's fundraising page for Health With Dignity.
Who established Health with Dignity?
Health with Dignity is an initiative of the Housing With Dignity Reference Group, which is facilitated by the City of Hobart, in partnership with The Salvation Army and with the generous support of the Hobart Airport.
Do you have other questions?
Please contact The Salvation Army on 03 6278 2817 if you have questions about how to participate in Health with Dignity. If you have questions about the Housing With Dignity Reference Group please call the City of Hobart on 03 6238 2772.