The Refugee Health Program supports newly arrived refugees or asylum seekers with a thorough assessment of their current health and treatment or preventative interventions to ensure existing or at risk conditions are managed appropriately.
This program is funded to support the health issues of both new arrival refugee or asylum seeker population groups and those who have lived in Australia for some time.
The program also supports other service providers and clinicians in the Eastern Metropolitan Region to provide appropriate support and services to the refugee and asylum seeker population groups.
Internal and external referrals are made for services such as dental screening or treatment. Refugee and asylum seeker clients who attend the EACH medical and nursing clinics for initial medical care, will be supported to transfer to a community GP for ongoing medical health needs following completion of their initial treatment.
This program offers:
- Comprehensive Health Assessments
- Catch-up Immunisations and Mantoux testing
- General Practitioner clinics (including asylum seekers)
- Refugee Health Nurse Practitioner clinic
- Community Health education
Who can access this program?
This program supports any refugee or asylum seeker who has not participated in a comprehensive initial health assessment since arriving in Australia or has an existing medical or nursing need that is not being attended to by another community or acute service provider.
What does it cost?
All GP consultations are Bulk Billed through Medicare. Nursing consultations are free
When can this program be accessed?
Please contact us to find out more information.
How can you access this program?For more information please contact us on 1300 00 3224.
Groups and Programs:
Health education sessions are conducted as requested usually from refugee and asylum seeker community groups.