Refugee Health Program
The Refugee Health Program promotes and protects the public’s health by offering a health assessment and vaccinations to eligible refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Amerasians, Special Immigrant Visas, and Victims of Trafficking. Refugees with identified health conditions are referred to primary care physicians and specialists for follow-up health care.
For complete information about refugee health services, visit the Florida Department of Health Refugee Health Program.
What to expect at your appointment:
Within 90 days of arrival, you or your resettlement agency representative will schedule a health screening appointment.
1st visit: Physical assessment, labs
Note: At this first visit, children receive school required vaccines. An official immunization form is provided. Children ages 4 and younger will receive a tuberculosis skin test called TST; they will have to come back within 2 days to ‘read’ the test. We will provide an appointment to return for TST reading.
2nd visit: Immunization and review of lab results
3rd visit: Immunization if needed
What to bring with you on your first visit:
- Your I-94 forms and letters
- Photo ID, passport or ID from your country
- Residence address and current phone number. If possible, write it down on paper and bring it with you.
- Your immunization records from your country
- All your medical records
- Any medication or herbs currently being taken
Hours of Operation
Our operating hours are
We offer morning (7:30A-11:00A) services onlyon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month
We are closed for the following holidays or days of observation:
- New Year's Day
- Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans' Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
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