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Refugee Health in Queensland

Refugee health specific services, in partnership with General Practitioners and other primary care health professionals in the community, provide health assessments to people from refugee backgrounds that have recently arrived in Australia (within 12 months).

Service locations

1. South Brisbane

Metro South Refugee Health Service located at Logan Central Community Health Centre provides care for people from refugee backgrounds settled in the Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich areas. They work closely with the Brisbane South PHN  and the Gold Coast PHN to support general practices to deliver primary care to refugee populations. The service also provides assistance to hospital staff for transitioning people from refugee backgrounds from hospital to home.
Contact phone: (07) 3290 8900

Mater Integrated Refugee Health Service in partnership with Brisbane South PHN works closely with General Practitioners and practice nurses to deliver primary care to refugee populations.

Gold Coast PHN  supports five general practices to deliver health care to newly arrived people from a refugee background and also to existing residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

2.  North Brisbane

A number of general practices work in partnership with Mater Integrated Refugee Health Service and the Brisbane North PHN.

3. Toowoomba

The refugee health service is located at Kobi House, Toowoomba Hospital.
Contact phone: (07) 4616 6000

4. Cairns

Community Child Health provides refugee health nursing assessments and referral to general practices for completion of medical assessments and ongoing care.
Contact phone: (07) 4226 4333 

5. Townsville

The service works in partnership with PHN Northern Queensland.

Other services

The Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC) provides health care to people from refugee backgrounds with complex health needs and a health service to asylum seekers without Medicare. The clinic offers specialised primary health care including, complex case management, treatment, specialist referral and secondary consultation service for general practices. When appropriate, patients will be assisted to reconnect with their community GP for all their ongoing primary health care needs.
Contact phone: (07) 3163 2880 or email: mrccc@mater.org.au

The Mater Refugee Health Services' website provides an outline of the services offered by the Mater Hospital and resources for general practice working with patients from refugee backgrounds.

Refugee Health Connect (RHC) is a single point of call for assistance with identifying appropriate primary health providers for refugee health needs including assessments and ongoing care for people from a refugee background.
Contact phone: (07) 3864 7580 or email: refugeehealth@bsphn.org.au.


Last Updated: 11 January 2016
Last Reviewed: 11 January 2016