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Refugee Health Program

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 human 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 and immunizations

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. They must return within 2 days to read the test. We will provide an appointment to return for the test reading.

2nd visit: Immunizations and review of lab results 

3rd visit: Immunizations 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 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM except on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month where we offer morning services only from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

Please call the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County Refugee Health Program 813-307-8077 for an appointment.

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

Refugee Resources:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services