Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub

Filling the gap in healthcare faced by asylum seekers and refugees when they arrive in Australia without income or access to Medicare.

General Inquiries

Phone: (03) 8388 7874
Fax: (03) 9380 8760

Contact healthhub@cabrini.com.au
Operating Hours

Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Referral

Required. Find out more about referrals

| Referral Form
Downloads

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub brochure

Locations

Cabrini Asylum Seeker & Refugee Health Hub
Ground Floor, 503 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

About the Hub

The Asylum Seeker & Refugee Health Hub (The Hub) provides access to a range of health services for people seeking asylum and newly arrived refugees. 

The Hub has a formal partnership with St Vincent's Hospital (providing financial support for pathology, medical imaging and a project officer) as well as partnerships with other asylum seeker agencies for referrals and client support. Where able, the Hub assists with referrals to community health and specialist services (e.g. dental, optometry, allied health, infectious diseases & paediatrics).

The Hub relies on a mix of employed and pro bono staff to provide quality primary and specialist health care.

Eligibility

The Hub welcomes people seeking asylum who do not have a Medicare Card or who have a Medicare Card but receive no income.

Cost

All services provided at the Hub will be of no charge to the client: 

Medicare ineligible clients will receive free service

Medicare eligible clients will be bulk billed (clients will need to present their Medicare card).

Download our brochure

Our Services

Nurse clinic:

The Hub offers a nurse-led clinic. There is a nurse available every day to provide care and support. The nurses undertake a health assessment on all clients. 

General Practitioners (GP) - Doctors:

There are GPs available at the Hub. They donate their time and expertise to provide refugee health assessments and ongoing medical care.

Specialist Mental Health Service:

A mental health nurse, mental health social worker, psychologist and counsellors are available to provide multidisciplinary care to clients with mental health needs.

Psychiatry:

Psychiatrists donate their time and expertise to run clinics each week at the Hub. To use this service you must be referred by a GP.

Immunisation:

Free immunisations are available to all clients.

Pathology:

Blood tests are taken at the Hub by our nurses.

Medical imaging:

Ultrasound, x-ray and other radiology services are provided by St Vincent’s Hospital.

Pharmacy:

The Hub works with Brunswick Pharmacy to assist eligible clients with their medications. This needs to be arranged by our nurses.

Our team

Staff

Tracey Cabrie - Centre Manager

Dr Gillian Singleton - Medical Director

Dr Tram Nguyen - Medical Director - Specialist Mental Health Services

Giam D’Amico - Mental Health Social Worker

Bernadette Flanagan - Practice Nurse

Louise Wilson - Practice Nurse

Maria Terzoglou - Admin Assistant

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