Refugee Health Service

ConditionsConditions

There is no condition information for this clinic

Initial screening and assessment of newly arrived refugees, adult and paediatric.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

THS Southern Region

Does not offer long term general practice style care.  

Consider referral to:

Southern Tasmania Refugee Health Clinic
252 Main Rd
Derwent Park
Phone: 6165 2368
Fax: 6273 1405

Referral process

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.

Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.

Please forward relevant private investigation results and ask patients to bring current medication list and if appropriate any relevant x-rays.

Blood tests: FBE, U&Es, LFTs, Ca, Mg, PO4, Vit D, PTH, Vit B12, Fe Study, Retics, Hep B (sAg, sAb, cAb), HCV, HIV, Syphillis EIA, Strongyloides, Schistosomiasis, Malaria ICT, and Thk & Thn films

Faecal specimens:(2)

Tuberculosis screen: Mantoux, Chest Xray

Enquiries can be directed to Clinical Nurse Consultant, phone 6222 6834.

Clinic Appointments – Appointments are based on clinical priority:

Emergency

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED
– Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED
– Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED
– Phone: (03) 6493 6000 Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Urgent / category 1

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.