A Refugee Health Assessment can be provided within 12 months of arrival.
As with all health assessments, consent is required before a health assessment is performed. The item numbers are the same as for all health assessments (703-707).
The health assessment should include:
- A detailed history
- Problem list and
- Management plan.
A copy of the health assessment should be provided to the patient.
Offshore health assessment and the HAPlite system
Includes information about:
- Immigration medical examination
- Departure health checks
- Health undertakings
- Health Alerts
- Tip sheets for HAPlite
- Complex medical issues – specialised case management
Translated Resources for patients
The Refugee Health Assessment
Translated Resources for Patients
Metro South Health have developed videos in multiple languages about informed consent so that patients clearly understand the health problem and agree to what the health worker is going to do. View the videos here.
Glossary of terms
Seeing a Doctor, Specialist or health professional (Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health)