Refugee Health

The Refugee Health Program works to meet the healthcare needs of refugees and asylum seekers living in the Swan Hill District. It is a free service. The Refugee Health Nurse will use an interpreter (as needed) to help you with your health care needs, and will refer you to other members of our health team as needed. This is a confidential service.

The Refugee Health Program aims to:

  • Increase refugee health access to primary care services
  • Improve how health services respond to refugees’ needs
  • Help individuals, families and refugee communities improve their health and wellbeing

The Refugee Health Nurse can provide support with:

  • Health literacy – understanding health conditions and medications
  • Health assessments
  • Health education and advocacy
  • Support to access a Doctor
  • Support attending and coordinating specialist appointments
  • Referral to other services such as allied health

Accessing the service

  • Come to Health Promotion and ask for an appointment
  • Ask a friend or family member to contact us for you
  • Ask another agency worker to contact us for you
  • Ask your Doctor to refer to us
  • Phone us and ask us to call you back with an interpreter


This is a free service
You DO NOT need a Medicare Card or Health Care Card to access this service.

Note: We CANNOT assist with Visa applications.