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Refugee Health Navigation Service

The Refugee Health Navigation Service links refugee families with health care providers in the Ashburton district. It is part of Safer Mid Canterbury’s Refugee Settlement Service.

When a new family arrives in the district, Health Navigators can enrol them with a local GP, book medical appointments, offer transport to and from their appointments, and provide interpretation services.

The Health Navigators liaise with other health providers including dentists, optometrists, community labs and other specialists to ensure refugee families are well supported.