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Refugee Health

Coffs Harbour Health Campus Refugee Health (new arrival) Clinic

The clinic introduces newly arrived refugees to health services in New South Wales (NSW).

Health assessments do not affect residency status in Australia, this service is provided to improve the quality of life for each refugee starting a new life on the North Coast.

Attendance at the clinic is voluntary and all results are confidential. Interpreters can be booked for the appointment to ensure clear communication with doctors and nurses in the clinic.

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

Referrals to the clinic are accepted from: health professionals, settlement service providers, NGO’s, individuals and carers.

Services provided include:

  • medical care – assessments and primary care
  • initial medications prescribed through the clinic and supplied free of charge
  • immunisation catch-up and Flu Vax clinics
  • health education and information
  • advocacy and ongoing support as required
  • referrals to:
    • medical specialists
    • dental clinic
    • optometrist
    • women’s health
    • STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors)
    • early childhood.

Contact

345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Coffs Harbour Health Campus

Nurse available: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

GP clinic every Monday and Wednesday 9am to 4pm (excluding public holidays).

Female specific clinics by request.

To make a booking contact:

Reception
Phone: 02 6656 7865

Nurse
Phone:  02 6656 7737
Mob: 0418 205 384

Clinical Nurse Consultant
Phone:  02 6656 7676
Fax:  02 6656 7817
Email: Michele.greenwood@health.nsw.gov.au

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