Refugee Health Service

The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form.  This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date.  If you receive this SMS, please update your details.


There is no condition information for this clinic

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


North South North West Statewide


THS Southern Region

Does not offer long term general practice style care.

Consider referral to:

Humanitarian Entrants Clinic
71 Murray St
Phone: 6236 9016
Fax: 6236 9018

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:


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

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.