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.
Harmony in Health

The first Harmony in Health Expo took place during Harmony Week last year, attracting more than 800 visitors. This year’s event was hosted by the MNCLHD in partnership with North Coast Primary Health Network, Mid Coast Communities, Coffs Harbour City Council, Department of Education and Training, Family and Community Services, and Department of Human Services.

The aim of the Harmony in Health Expo is to improve health outcomes through early intervention, prevention and health education, the second ‘Harmony in Health’ Expo took place on Harmony Day 21 March 2017, attracting approximately 1,000 visitors throughout the day.

The event included a significant focus on youth, with transport and catering organised for almost 200 local school and TAFE students, with 41 completing the Student Worksheets that showed a genuine understanding of the services they visited amongst the 53 information exhibits.

Showcasing the exhibits, 8 Health Check Stations and a host of high-energy entertainment, a two minute video of the event developed by the MNCLHD Your Health Link TV team can be viewed here.

 

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