The Refugee Health Fellows program exists to assist health care providers, and fellows are available by telephone and can often arrange to see you in your practice. Fellows can offer assistance with diagnosis and management, and can provide information on referral pathways for refugee and asylum seeker clients.
The Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria has funded the fellow positions to provide support and advice to Victoria’s refugee health community. There are two paediatric fellows based at the Royal Children’s Hospital, two adult health fellows at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a refugee health fellow at Monash Health.
In 2020, the fellows are:
- Paediatric Fellows: The Royal Children’s Hospital has two part-time refugee health fellows, Dr Sophie Oldfield and Dr Linny Phuong. The fellows can be contacted for advice or coordination on or 9345 5522, pager 7142 (weekdays).
- Adult Health Fellows, Dr Joanne Gardiner and Dr Janet Pasricha can be contacted at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Clinic, Royal Melbourne Hospital (03 9342 7000) or by email:
- Refugee Health Fellow, Dr Mark Timlin, can be contacted at the Monash Health Refugee Health Program (03 9792 8100 or 0407 051 086) or by email:
For more information about the Refugee Health Fellows program download the flyer.
Refugee Health Matters – a newsletter brought to you by the Victorian Refugee Health Fellows.
Refugee Health Matters, Nov 2016 – Managing Chronic Pain in Refugees
Refugee Health Matters, April 2016 – Refugee Health Assessment
Refugee Health Matters, Nov 2015 – Syrian Refugees
Refugee Health Matters, 2014 – Screening in refugee-background and asylum seeker children