Refugee Health Assessment – Department of Human Services and General Practice Divisions Victoria
Refugee Health Assessment – Organisational Flowchart
Initial Preparation 1st Clinical Visit 2nd &/or 3rd Clinical Please Note:
1. Review current medical Visits
concerns 1. It may take more visits to
Download Refugee Health Assessment complete all the
www.nevdgp.org.au – Information 1. Review any new current information for the
2. Record/Update Clinical medical concerns
Management > IM Resources > MD assessment.
Social/Family history 2. Check Investigations and
Smoking/alcohol 2. Item 712 or 714 can be
Install template into Medical Director discuss results
Medications claimed before test
Past History results have been
Record patient demographics into 3. Check/Record/Update
Allergies/Warnings Patient details checked.
Practice Management software
Immunisations Family and Social
Obstetric History History 3. The health assessment is
Examination Past history recommended for all
Medications immigrants and asylum
3. Order investigations seekers from resource
4. Open and complete poor countries, although
4. Commence catch-up Refugee Health some may be ineligible
immunisations if needed Assessment template and for items 714 or 716.
Pre-departure screening 4. A Practice Nurse may
GPMP and TCA Nutritional Hx assist in the collection of
(Items 721 & 723) Practice Nurse Mental health information and the
Immunisation assessment recording of
Mental Health Care Plan, (Item 10993 For children - measurements.
Review, Consultation developmental
(Items 2710, 2712, 2713) Practice Nurse Wound assessment 5. It is recommended that
Management Problem list and plan all refugee health
Home Medicines Review (Item 10996 assessments be bulk
(Item 900) billed.
45-49 Health Check
(Item 717) Pathways to other item numbers This tool was developed by
General Practice Victoria
A GP and Practice Nurse Resource Sheet