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People who are from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds

The Metro South Refugee Health Service offers dedicated healthcare, support and information for people with a refugee background in our region.

The nurse-led service is based at Logan Central Community Health Centre and provides the following services:

  • A comprehensive nursing health assessment and the commencement of immunisations for people with a refugee background.
  • Assistance finding a refugee-ready GP that bulk bills and provides culturally appropriate care in the Logan, Ipswich or Gold Coast region.
  • Oral health screening by Metro South Oral Health Services
  • Referrals to other health services such as Child Health Services Queensland, Metro South Clinical Tuberculosis Service.
  • Information and networking with other local agencies that support refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Actively contributing and capacity building with partners supporting workforce and consumers.
  • Information for supporting asylum seekers.

For health professionals

Metro South Refugee Health Service receives referrals from Multicultural Australia (MA). A case manager is assigned to each family for the first 18 months after arrival. For more information call 3337 5400. Additional case manager support is provided by Access Community Services from 18 months to five years. For more information contact 3412 8222.

Health Navigation

Advice is available for hospital and community health staff who need assistance with referral pathways for people with a refugee or asylum seeker background or are transferring patients to care at home.

Healthcare Provision for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Refugees

Persons granted refugee status in Australia are deemed Medicare eligible and are entitled to choose to receive public hospital services free of charge as public patients.

Asylum Seekers

The Queensland Government provides Medicare ineligible asylum seekers with access to public health services at no charge.
More information on the provision of healthcare to refugees and asylum seekers can be found here.

Contact us

For more information please contact Metro South Refugee Health Service on 07 3290 8900 or email.

Last updated 4 December 2019
Last reviewed 19 November 2019