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Refugee Health Practice Guide – Full list of refugee health referral points across Australia

Queensland Multicultural Resource Directory – Search for information, advice and networking opportunities provided by a range of CALD community organisations.

 

Asylum seekers
Child and youth
Chronic disease
Complex health needs
  • Mater Hospital Mater Refugee Complex Clinic (MRCCC) for complex needs and specialist and intensive services (SIS)
  • SIS Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) Information and Referral Form for humanitarian entrants and other visa holderss with complex needs. Offers short term support for accessing mainstream services and managing their needs independently.   To check eligibility call the Commonwealth Department of Health on 1300 855 669.
Disability

Disability support Referral Pathway for people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds (Aug 2023)

AMPARO Advocacy

Patients must:

  • have a disability
  • be from a Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background
  • be vulnerable with fundamental needs not being met
  • be between 0-65 years of age
  • live with the Brisbane or Moreton Bay areas

Contact the service – send a completed referral form by:

    For more information:

    Phone (07) 3354-4900

     

    Disability Nurse Navigators

    Domestic and family violence
    Groups and organisations
    Hearing
    Hepatitis
    Housing and homelessness
    Interpreters
    Legal support
        • Refugee and Immigration Legal Service RAILS Cancellations Program. A free legal service for people in Queensland whose visas have been cancelled or are at risk of being cancelled.
    Maternity
        • Metro South (Logan Hospital) Maternity and Child Health Hubs provides high quality maternity and child healthcare that is responsive, sensitive and accepting of, cultural needs and preferences.
        • West Moreton Refugee/CALD Liaison Midwife supports women and families with a refugee background to access Maternity Care
    Nurse Navigators

    Disability Nurse Navigators

     Multicultural Nurse Navigators

    Mental Health
    Oral Health
    • Queensland Health dental services are provided through public dental clinics across Queensland. All newly arrived refugees have access to a prioritised oral health assessment.
    Optometry
        • Queensland Government Spectacle Supply Scheme (SSS) provides eligible Queensland residents with a pair of basic prescription spectacles, once every two years.
    Primary care

    HealthPathways – Referrals for primary care

    • Brisbane and Logan Refugee Health Connect (RHC) is a partnership between Brisbane South PHN, Brisbane North PHN, Mater and Metro South Health. RHC supports primary health care providers to access information and support regarding refugee health. Phone (07) 3864 7580
    • HealthPathways (Brisbane South) Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Pathway (Clinicians need to register and login via this link)
    • HealthPathways (Far North Qld) – Register here.
    • HealthPathways (Townsville) – Register here
    Settlement
        • Australian Government Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) supports humanitarian entrants and other eligible visa holders integrate into Australian life. The program has a strong focus on helping clients to learn English, gain employment and access education and training.
        • Australian Government Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) Program post-arrival support for eligible clients who do not have family and other community supports to rely on. The program is complementary to the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) and other Commonwealth support.