The NSW Refugee Health Service (RHS) currently runs General Practice clinics
one day per week in Liverpool, Blacktown and Auburn, and monthly clinics in
Fairfield and Mt Druitt. The primary aim of the clinics is to provide recently
arrived refugees with a comprehensive medical assessment by a medical practitioner with a special interest in refugee health, and with the
benefits of professional health care interpreters. Many of those referred do not
yet have their own GP. Clinics are free so clients without Medicare can access
RHS provides referrals to outpatient clinics and other services (e.g. dental
clinics, women's health), and advocates for timely access where possible.
Refugees who attend are encouraged and often assisted to seek the services of an
appropriate GP for ongoing care.
A General Practitioner and a Registered Nurse from the Refugee Health Service
staff each of the clinics. A comprehensive health assessment and investigations can
be done, with copies of results provided to the patient and/or their GP.
Medicare cards are not essential but referral options for individuals who are
Medicare ineligible may be limited.
Brochures about our clinics are available in the following languages: