Supporting humanitarian entrants

Supporting humanitarian entrants

People who are resettled in Australia under the Humanitarian Program are referred to as “humanitarian entrants”.

About 640 humanitarian entrants settled in Tasmania between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017, according to Australian Government estimates.

Our commissioned activity

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned local general practices in Hobart and Launceston to provide primary health care to humanitarian entrants who have recently arrived in the state.

These local clinics receive referrals from the Migrant Resource Centre and provide access to initial primary health services, including:

  • comprehensive health assessments
  • immunisation catch up
  • disease screening
  • initial treatment.

Once this initial period has lapsed, patients will be able to choose to stay with the same provider for their ongoing care, or move to a different general practice.

Find out more about the commissioned providers by searching Our Services Portal.