Australian Capital Territory

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Referral information ACT

 Australian Red Cross. 

Settlement services from Oct 2017

Asylum Seekers

Phone 62347695

Community Health Intake line    Community Health Intake for publicly accessible Community health services such as Allied Health, including Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Dietician and  Dental 

Phone  62079977

Counselling and Medical Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Specific refugee and Asylum Seeker counselling  and GP Services

 also Community Development Programs

Companion House Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma

41 Templeton St Cook 2614

02 6251 4550

F: 02 6251 8550


Dental Services For basic dental services.

 No charge for the first year of arrival   . Must have Health Care Card, or ACT Access card for Asylum Sekers)  to access service

Call  62079977 ( Must fill out referral form to gain access)


Family Violence Support

 Domestic Violence Support Service (02) 6280 0900 24 hour access

Female genital mutilation

Women’s Health Service

02 6205 1078

F: 02 6207 0143


Australian Hearing 131 797


Australian Government Hearing Services Program

1800 500 726



Health Protection Service Immunisation Enquiry Line

02 6205 2300

Also Companion House Medical Service 62514550


Torture and trauma services

 Counselling/specific refugee and Asylum Seeker GP Services and also Community Development Programs

Companion House Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma

41 Templeton St Cook 2614

02 6251 4550

F: 02 6251 8550


Infectious diseases

Infectious Diseases Department TCH including TB screening

02 6244 2105 F: 02 6244 4646


ACT Health Communicable Disease and Infection Control

02 6205 2300 F: 02 6205 0711

Thoracic Unit TCH


Legal centres

Canberra Community Law

Level 1, 21 Barry Drive
Turner ACT 2612 (Accessible entrance via the Tenants Union on the ground floor)

PO Box 337, Civic Square ACT 2608

Housing Law

02 6218 7977

Disability Discrimination Law

02 6218 7918

Street Law

Street Law – an outreach legal service for the homeless

02 6218 7995

Women’s Legal Centre Inc

02 62574377


Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health Clinics (Community Health Intake)

02 6207 9977


 Companion House Medical Service 62514550


Mental health services (adult)

Mental Health Crisis, Assessment and Treatment (24 hours)

1800 629 354

F: 02 6205 1978


Mental health services (child and adolescent)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service 02 6205 1971

F: 02 6205 2627



ACT Health Community Health Intake 02 6207 9977


Most optometrists bulk bill.


Psychological support and counselling

Companion House 02 6251 4550 F: 02 6251 8550

Refugee Health Services

Companion House Medical Service 02 6251 4550

F: 02 6251 8550


The Canberra Hospital 02 6244 2222

Calvary Hospital 02 6201 6111


Settlement services TBA 



Youth services

Multicultural Youth Service Ph(02) 6100 4611

Fax (02) 6257 2166 email

Level 2, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre (next to Canberra Theatre & Library)

180 London Circuit

Canberra ACT 2602



Sexual assault

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 02 6247 2525




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