Refugee Health Services (Qld)
Refugee health services, with GPs and primary care health professionals, provide health assessments to people from refugee backgrounds that have arrived in Australia within 12 months.
Newly arrived humanitarian entrants are supported with settlement by Multicultural Australia.
Refugee Health Connect (RHC) is a partnership between, Brisbane South PHN and Brisbane North PHN, Mater Integrated Refugee Health Service, Metro South Health aimed to support primary care in working with people of refugee backgrounds.
RHC builds the skills and capabilities of primary care to manage the care of refugee families in a culturally and clinically appropriate manner. Ph: 07 3864 7580
Logan, Ipswich & Gold Coast
Metro South Refugee Health Service located at Logan Central Community Health Centre provides care for people from refugee backgrounds with settlement support from Multicultural Australia and SSI (ACCESS Gateway). The service also provides assistance to hospital staff for transitioning people from refugee backgrounds from hospital to home. The service also works with the Brisbane South PHN and Gold Coast PHN to support general practices to deliver primary care to refugee populations.
Metro South Refugee Health Service: (07) 3290 8900
Darling Downs and West Moreton (Including Toowoomba)
Multicultural Australia’s Refugee Health Nurse also builds capacity in General Practice. Ph: (07) 4632 1466
Refugee settlement is coordinated by Centacare in the Cairns region. Community Child Health provides refugee health nursing assessments and referral to general practices for completion of medical assessments and ongoing care.
Community Child Health: (07) 4226 4333
Townsville Hospital and Health Service provide the Refugee Health service in Townsville. This services works with the Settlement Agency Townsville Multicultural Support Group to link newly arrived refugees to primary care practices. PHN Northern Queensland offers support in training new health staff. E: TCHSrefugeenurse@health.qld.gov.au
In Queensland some asylum seekers living in the community are supported by the Status Resolution Support Services. These services can assist clients to access health care and are delivered by:
Queensland Health provides access to Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers to public health services at no charge. More here.
The Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC) provides specialised primary health care to people from refugee backgrounds with complex health needs and a health service to asylum seekers without Medicare. Ph: (07) 3163 2880
NOTE: GPs at MRCCC are unable to expedite referrals more quickly than referring GP.
Primary health services for people seeking asylum with or without Medicare eligibility