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Mater Refugee Health

A priority of Mater is providing care for people of a refugee background. Our services include:

Refugee Health Resources

A range of clinical resources and publications are available to assist the medical community in the provision of health care and services to the refugee community.

Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic

The Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC)  provides health care to people from refugee backgrounds with complex health needs and a health service to asylum seekers without Medicare. The clinic offers specialised primary health care including, complex case management, treatment, specialist referral and secondary consultation service for general practices.  When appropriate patients will be assisted to reconnect with their community GP for all their ongoing primary health care needs.

Refugee Health Connect

Refugee Health Connect (RHC) works closely with settlement support services, general practice and hospital-based support systems to increase health access for refugees and assisting them  to navigate the health system.  RHC is a one point of call for assistance with identifying appropriate primary health providers for refugee health needs including assessments and ongoing care for all people from a refugee background.

Mater Integrated Refugee Health Service (MIRHS)

The Mater Integrated Refugee Health Service (MIRHS) works closely with General Practitioners and other primary care health professionals to provide refugee health focused nursing assessments and comprehensive medical assessments, to people from refugee backgrounds who have recently arrived in Australia (within 12 months).

Refugee Maternity Service

Mater’s dedicated Refugee Maternity Service provides health care, psycho-social support and resources for women of a refugee background birthing at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

A multidisciplinary team of obstetricians, midwives, an interpreter and a social worker work together to ensure continuity of care.

Sessional work for General Practitioners 

The Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC) provides short term specialised primary care to people from refugee backgrounds with complex health needs and ongoing care to Medicare ineligible asylum seekers. The South Brisbane based clinic is currently looking to recruit General Practitioners with an interest in caring for refugees and asylum seekers to work on a sessional basis. This is a unique opportunity for practitioners to work in a fully supported refugee focused environment with nursing and administrative staff that have a wealth of experience in delivering effective care to refugees. We offer longer appointments with pre-booked accredited interpreters to all patients.

If you are interested in working with refugees and asylum seekers or would like further information please contact Dr Rebecca Farley, Senior Medical Officer or Chris Allotta, Clinical Nurse Consultant by telephone 07 3163 2880 or by email at

Applications close Friday 25th September 5pm.

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