General practice, as well as, community and allied health services are working together to provide a range of health care services to refugee and asylum seekers who settle across the Western Victoria PHN region. Many refugees and asylum seekers have complex health issues and poor access to health care. Our aim is to support general practitioners and other health service providers to provide timely, culturally sensitive care in order to improve health outcomes for refugees and asylum seeks living in our community.

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Tools for delivering care in general practice

Using interpreting services – guides and resources

Useful links for GPs and other health service providers working with people from refugee backgrounds

Supportive contacts and resources

  • Refugee Health Fellows List of Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash Health, Royal Children’s Hospital Fellows. Their role is to provide specialist clinical advice and support for other health services.
  • Refugee Health Program (Refugee Health Nurses) - Victorian Refugee Health Nurses are located in community health services. They can provide advice on primary and specialist referral, as well as referral to relevant community groups and services.

More information

Ingrid Dwyer
Primary Care Consultant
P: 03 5222 0865