Companion House Clinical Guidelines
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Resources on refugee health and other guidelines for general practice
The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide can be used by doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to inform on-arrival and ongoing health care for people from refugee backgrounds, including people seeking asylum.
Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds
Publication produced by Australasian Society for Infections Diseases and the Refugee Health Network of Australia. 2nd Edition.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical guidelines for healthcare professionals and others about using vaccines safely and effectively.
Refugee or humanitarian entrants to Australia may not be fully immunised and up-to-date according to the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP). Some refugees may have received immunisations overseas but do not have documentation of these vaccinations. Written records are considered reliable evidence of vaccination status and in the absence of written immunisation documentation a full catch-up immunisation schedule is recommended.
Refugees and humanitarian entrants are eligible for some free vaccines under the NIP.
A template to assist in performing the MBS Refugee Health Assessment with instructions for importing into Best Practice and Medical Director software.
Refugee Health Practice Guide, Approach to Consultation and Management.
Person-centred care principles are useful to understand each individual’s background and current needs. A universal precautions approach to pre-migration trauma is recommended when caring for people from refugee backgrounds, including people seeking asylum. Consider health literacy and cultural factors in the delivery of health care.
The Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services for people with limited or no English language proficiency. TIS National delivers the Free Interpreting Service on behalf of the Australian Government. Using the Free Interpreting Service is easy and convenient. It is quick and simple for service providers to register and they can be connected to a phone interpreter within minutes.
Free interpreters are available for GPs and medical specialists providing Medicare-rebateable services in private practice. Doctors Priority Line for immediate phone interpreters: 1300 131 450
Health Translations is a free online library of high-quality translated Australian health and wellbeing information.
Made for Australian health practitioners and people who work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the site provides quick access to a wealth of reliable resources. Resources are regulalry reviewed for quality and accuracy.
The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) is a state-wide health service hosted by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). MHCS was established to strengthen the capacity of health services and programs to effectively and appropriately communicate with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and coordinate the provision of multilingual health information.
Fact sheet giving details of health assessments for refugees and other humanitarian entrants under Medicare items 701, 703, 705 and 707.
The Community Assistance and Support Program (CASP) aims to enhance health and wellbeing, and facilitate independence and participation in the community.
CASP provides an individual and their carer with support in daily living activities due to a health issue. This health issue may be one that comes and goes (is episodic) or is short-term.
Best-practice guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes that have been developed for health professionals by medical experts and researchers.
In developing the 2020 edition of Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has focused on factors relevant to current Australian clinical practice. The RACGP has used the skills and knowledge of your general practice peers who have an interest in diabetes management and are members of the RACGP Specific Interests Diabetes Network.
Up to date resources from the peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis, other BBVs and sexually transmissible infections.
How to find us
DirectionsBy Bus from Belconnen: Bus Route 32 By Bus from Civic: Bus Route 32 Tell the driver you want to get off at Cook Community Hub near Cook Shops. By Car: Come to Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St Cook – free parking is available. Our main entrance is in from the end of the building closest to Cook Shops. Come and knock on the door and we will come to help you.
Contact Us61 2 6251 4550
41 Templeton St Cook ACT 2614 Australia