Drug Diversion Service (QIDDI)
TAIHS is funded to deliver a Queensland Indigenous Drug Diversion Initiative (QIDDI) Program. TAIHS employs a qualified psychologist who coordinates the drug diversion service at 57-59 Gorden Street, Garbutt. All referrals are made by the arresting police officer or court officer to the diversion coordination centre, who then refers to TAIHS as the service provider.
Once referred to the drug diversion service, clients who are unable to attend need to take the following steps:
- Call the arresting police officer or court officer (their contact number should be on your form), let them know that you are unable to make the scheduled appointment and that you would like to make a new appointment.
- If your request to make another appointment is approved, a new appointment will be scheduled and you will receive a referral to be seen on a different day and a new form outlining the details of the appointment.
Diversion sessions run for approximately 2 hours and include assessment and education. The Psychologist will ask a couple of questions about you and your general health and will send this information to the diversion coordination centre as proof of your attendance at the session. Following this, any other assessment information collected during your appointment is confidential and aimed at assisting us to best meet your needs.
The TAIHS Drug Diversion program extends across the geographic areas of Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham and Charters Towers.
Services are provided between 8am-3pm.
Contact: Brian (Psychologist) on 4759 4000 for more information