Refugee and Asylum Seeker services
Dianella provides specific programs for the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers.
Refugees and asylum seekers are amongst the most vulnerable within our community and have the highest level of need for our services.
Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health program
This program is available to newly arrived refugees or asylum seekers who settle in the City of Hume. It provides an initial health screening and links to primary health care services.
International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) for Asylum Seekers
Coordinated through our Medical practice, this program provides special access arrangements for asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia but are not on a bridging Visa.
Whilst asylum seekers are eligible for most health and community services, they do not have a medicare card, making it difficult to engage with essential services such as general practitioners and allied health services such as physiotherapy or counselling.
In collaboration with organisations including Red Cross and AMES (who coordinate the provision of temporary medicare cards), clients can access our general practitioners who provide health assessments and referrals to other relevant services.
Please refer to International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) under further reading.