Filling the gap in healthcare faced by asylum seekers and refugees when they arrive in Australia without income or access to Medicare.
Phone: (03) 8388 7874
Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Required.| Referral Form
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.
The Hub welcomes people seeking asylum who do not have a Medicare Card or who have a Medicare Card but receive no income.
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).
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.
There are GPs available at the Hub. They donate their time and expertise to provide refugee health assessments and ongoing medical care.
A mental health nurse, mental health social worker, psychologist and counsellors are available to provide multidisciplinary care to clients with mental health needs.
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.
Free immunisations are available to all clients.
Blood tests are taken at the Hub by our nurses.
Ultrasound, x-ray and other radiology services are provided by St Vincent’s Hospital.
The Hub works with Brunswick Pharmacy to assist eligible clients with their medications. This needs to be arranged by our nurses.
Tracey Cabrie - Centre Manager
Natasha Blucher - Centre Manager (filling in from July 2019 - Jan 2020)
Dr Gillian Singleton - Medical Director
Dr Tram Nguyen - Medical Director - Specialist Mental Health Services
Dr Debbie Hocking - Research Fellow/Clinical Psychologist
Giam D’Amico - Mental Health Social Worker
Nicholas Mueller - Mental Health Clinician
Anikee Mallis - Practise Nurse
Bernadette Flanagan - Practice Nurse
Hannah Juhrmann - Practice Nurse
Louise Wilson - Practice Nurse
Maymun Mohamud - Practice Nurse
Caroline Nattrass - Receptionist
Maria Terzoglou - Admin Assistant
|Cabrini resources||External Resources|
|Cabrini Outreach website||RCH Immigrant Health Service
|Asylum Seeker & Refugee Health Hub brochure||Victorian Refugee Health Network
|Asylum Seeker & Refugee Health Hub referral||North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
|Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
|Monash Health - Refugee Health
|Refugee Council of Australia
|Centre for Ethnicity and Health