Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub was established in April 2016 to provide comprehensive primary health and specialist mental health care to Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers and newly arrived refugees in the northern corridor of Melbourne (but no defined boundaries). Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers are given priority access to free services, followed by asylum seekers with Medicare but limited or no income.
Services are provided through partnerships with St Vincent’s Hospital, public and private hospitals, community health, asylum seeker and refugee agencies and health professional volunteers. The majority of health professionals at the Hub work on a pro bono basis.
Services at the Hub include nurse led clinics, general practitioners, specialist mental health service, psychiatry, immunisations and supported referrals for external services such as dental, optometry and maternity care. Pathology and medical imaging is provided through our partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital and we have a pharmacy program to support clients with no income.
For more information, visit the Cabrini Health Australia website.
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