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Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Program

 

The Refugee Health program provides information and access to Australian Healthcare systems including Refugee Health Checks available through general practitioners to all refugee clients.

 

The program also provides referral to other services such as Optometry, Emergency Dental, Dental waiting list, Physiotherapy, Audiology, Diabetes Nurse Education, Dietetics and Nutrition, Podiatry and other services.

 

The program also provides a link to other culturally specific social services.

 

Priority access to all Dianella services is provided for refugees and asylum seekers as part of the Dianella and Victorian Government Priority of Access policies.

 

 Click on the links below for further information: 

 
 

What does this service provide?

 

This program provides:

 

  • accessibility to the program through our Arabic Access Worker to assist with the scheduling of home visit appointments
  • initial health assessments conducted by our qualified nurses
  • referral to general practitioners for health assessments
  • linkages to bi-lingual general practitioners and information relating to accessing specialists
  • referral into relevant allied health services - at Dianella or other agencies as approrpiate
  • referral to other social support and culturally specific services including the Migrant Resource Centre, Foundation House for trauma counselling
  • linkages into other social support and ante-natal or post-natal programs
  • assistance with appointment booking and interpreter provision
  • translated health information on relevant agencies, services and specific health issues eg. women's health, pap tests, cervical vaccine, breast care, skin cancer, immunisation timetables

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Am I eligible for this service?

 

This service is available to all clients who have arrived in Australia in the last 5 years with a Refugee Visa or is seeking asylum.

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Do I need a referral for this service?

 

A written referral is required from a recognised agency such as AMES, Red Cross or Spectrum.

 

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What does this service cost?

 

This is a free service.

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Where is the service located and what are your hours?

 

The service conducts home visits by appointment only and is centrally coordinated at our Broadmeadows campus.

 

Dianella Community Health, GP Super Clinic, 42-48 Coleraine St, Broadmeadws Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Main reception number:                   8301 8888

 

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Who do I contact to make an enquiry or to send a referral?

 

To discuss or to send a referral to this service, please contact

 

Arabic Access Worker Phone 8301 8858

Refugee Health Nurse on 8301 8888

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Can an interpreter be arranged?

 

An interpreter can be arranged upon request.

 

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