Refugee Health in Wagga

Each year thousands of people seeking refuge from war, human rights injustices and persecution settle in Australia.

Many refugees who now call Australia home have experienced traumatic or distressing events or have an impaired health status due to minor delivery of care. Understanding the mental and physical implications of these events is important for doctors and GPs.

Due to their experiences before coming to Australia, many refugees have physical and mental health issues. Being in a new country can mean that refugees are unaware of the medical services available to them or have little knowledge on the right services for their health and wellbeing.

Our doctors and GPs offer the best care and ensure that new Australians feel comfortable and safe in our practices.

Many refugees can feel isolated or alone when they have entered into a new community. Many refugees travel to Australia without their family or friends and this can have a negative impact upon their mental health.

Often times refugees are struggling with depression or stress disorders due to the separation from family or from events that they have witnessed in their home country. This means that new and settled refugees may need mental health services for some time after they are no longer eligible for them. It is important for refugees to gain a Medicare card to ensure that they can afford the services. Unfortunately, in some cases people can go without adequate medical care because they do not have access or cannot afford what they need.

If you would like to arrange an appointment please contact us. In cases of emergencies please dial 000. If you are or someone you know is experiencing mental health struggles, please contact Accessline on 1800 011 511.

Talk to your doctor at Blamey St Surgery Wagga for more information.