Refugee Health Program

The Refugee Health Program (formerly the Refugee Health Nurse Program) operates in 15 local government areas of Victoria.

The Refugee Health Program aims to:

  • increase refugee access to primary health services
  • improve how health services respond to refugees’ needs
  • coordinate a response to newly arrived refugees
  • help individuals, families and refugee communities improve their health and wellbeing.

The program is delivered by community health services (CHSs), and employs community health nurses, allied health professionals and assistants, and bicultural workers. The nurses and other health professionals have expertise in working with culturally and linguistically diverse and marginalised communities.

    The mid adult female volunteer doctor pauses for a portrait at the free clinic held in a local park.

      For enquiries about the Refugee Health Program please see contact details below:

      Kath Desmyth: State Wide Facilitator Refugee Health Program
      Phone: 03 9448 5588 M 0429 044 091

      Refugee Health Program

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