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Refugee Health Program

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

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 with the Florida Department of Health Hillsborough and Refugee Health Program.

1st visit: Physical assessment, labs and immunization

Note: At this first visit, children would get school required vaccines. An official immunization form will also be provided at that time. 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
  • Know your physical 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 7:30AM to 4:00PM.  Please call the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County Refugee Health Program 813-307-8078 for an
appointment.

We offer morning (7:30A-11:00A) services only on the second Thursday and fourth Friday 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