Refugee Health Service

The Refugee Health Service (RHS) is a specialist state wide health service for newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers in South Australia.

The RHS has been providing primary health care services for refugee and asylum seeking clients for more than 20 years.

The service focuses on new arrival families and individuals with complex health and psycho-social needs.

The service provides:  

  • Comprehensive Health Assessments for newly arrived humanitarian entrants  
  • Multidisciplinary coordination of care for clients with multiple health issues
  • Clinical management of complex conditions including infectious diseases
  • Intervention to address the acute and chronic physical/ psycho social consequences of torture, trauma and gender based violence
  • Health literacy education and support, helping clients navigate the health system and self-manage health issues
  • Support to enable timely access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • A daily nurse led ‘drop in clinic’ for clinical assessment and management.

Refugee immunisation

Newly arrived refugees

Vaccines for newly arrived refugees and humanitarian entrants to Australia are available at no cost under provisions from the Australian Government Department of Healthand are provided through the Newly arrived refugee immunisation program.  

Refugees and asylum seekers can also access COVID-19 vaccinations, at the Refugee Health Service (RHS). No Medicare Card required.  


Contact the RHS clinic on (08) 8237 3900 to speak to a nurse and make an appointment.

View the Immunisation services page for more information.

Information for health professionals

Please view the fact sheets below:


The Refugee Health Service is located at:

21 Market Street
Adelaide 5000

Contact us

Telephone: (08) 8237 3900
Fax: (08) 8237 3949
Toll free: 1800 635 566