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