Ambulance access changes for asylum seekers exiting detention

Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme (ASAS) and Community Assistance Scheme (CAS)
Recent changes in the charging arrangements for clients in these schemes have been determined. Ambulance transport charges for asylum seekers in the ASAS and CAS will be directed to the appropriate service provider by AV for full payment. Please note that payment of a bill for emergency patient transport of a client in ASAS or CAS is assessed by the service provider on a case by case basis. Current providers are:
• Australian Red Cross
• Adult Migrant English Service (AMES)
• New Hope Foundation
• Spectrum MRC
• Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau
• Diversitat Geelong
• Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (Mildura)
• Mallee Family Care (Swan Hill)
• Uniting Care Cutting Edge (Shepparton).

Those agencies whose clients also include non ASAS/CAS asylum seekers, who have no capacity to pay, can request a waiver of emergency ambulance fees for these particular clients only.

Complete information here
http://refugeehealthnetwork.org.au/ambulance-transport-for-asylum-seekers-in-victoria/

Pamela Curr
Refugee and Detention Rights Advocate
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Please note our new address details:

214 – 218 Nicholson St
Footscray Vic 3011
T: 03 9326 6066
M: 0417 517 075
F: 03 9689 1063
E: pamela.c
W: http://www.asrc.org.au/
ASRC is on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation

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