Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

We assess the medical, physical, cultural, psychological and social care needs of frail older persons to help them access a range of Australian Government-subsidised aged care services.

Our services

  • Provide advice about eligibility for services, either community-based or in residential care facilities.
  • Link aged care services, community and health care services.

When you are assessed by ACAT you could receive guidance and approval for the following services:

  • a home care package (help at home)
  • respite (short term) care in a residential age care facility
  • residential (permanent) care in a residential age care facility
  • transition care (short term, rehabilitation-focused care after a hospital stay)
  • short-term restorative care (short term, rehabilitation-focused care for people at home).

There may be a waiting list for some of these services.

How to access this service

To access this service, you must be:

  • over 65
  • Indigenous and over 50
  • unable to manage at home without assistance.

You can refer yourself to ACAT or someone can refer on your behalf including:

  • a family member
  • hospital staff
  • doctors
  • neighbours
  • friends
  • care providers.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient:
My Aged Care Gateway

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1800 200 422

Contact us

Phone: 1800 200 422
Open: Monday-Friday, 8.00am-4.30pm


Nundah Community Health Centre

North Lakes Health Precinct

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient visit the My Aged Care Gateway

Referral enquiries: 1800 200 422

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