Refugee Health

Coffs Harbour Health Campus Refugee Health (New arrival) Clinic

Established in partnership with Medicare Local in February 2006

Referrals accepted from; Health professionals, Settlement service providers, NGO’s, individuals and carers.

Attendance at the clinic is voluntary. The clinic introduces newly arrived refugees to health services in New South Wales (NSW). The health assessments do not affect residency status in Australia but are important for improving the quality of life for each refugee starting a new life on the North Coast.

All results are confidential. Interpreters can be booked for the appointment to ensure clear communication with the doctors and nurses in the clinic.

Once the health assessment is completed we assist people to find a permanent family doctor in the community.

Services provided include:

  • Medical care –assessments and primary care
  • Initial medications prescribed through the clinic supplied free of charge
  • Immunisation assessment
  • Health education and information
  • Advocacy and ongoing support as required
  • Referrals made to;
  • Medical specialists
  • Dental clinic
  • Optometrist
  • Women’s health
  • STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors)
  • Early childhood
  • and other health professionals as required.

Services available at these locations

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Health Campus
Public Health Unit (yellow wall)

Nurse available: 8.30am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays)

GP clinic every Monday 1-5pm (excluding public holidays)

To make booking contact:

Reception

Phone 02 6656 7865

Nurse

Phone 02 6656 7893

Clinical Nurse Consultant

Phone 02 6656 7676

Fax 02 6656 7817

Email

Michele.greenwood@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au