Newly arrived refugees are accommodated at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (MRRC) for an orientation to prepare them for life in a new country. Alongside a range of other supports, a Refugee Health Screening Service (RHSS) identifies and treats personal health conditions that may adversely affect a person’s resettlement.

This is funded by the Ministry of Health. For more information about RHSS, visit the Ministry of Health website (Auckland Regional Public Health Service ceased being the RHSS provider on 30 June 2020). Links to further refugee and migrant advice and information are also available below:

NZ national and regional websites


NZ refugee and migrant specific


NZ health specific


International refugee sites

Last updated 1.7.2020

For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116
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