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Refugee Health Program

Refugee Health Assessment Program

Our Goal

To be a leader in providing culturally sensitive health services to persons who have fled their home country due to persecution (political, religious, or economic) in search of a better life and self-sufficiency in the United States.

Our Mission

The Miami-Dade County Refugee Health Program’s dual mission is to 1) protect the health of the general population in Miami-Dade County by promptly diagnosing and treating eligible newly arriving refugees with communicable diseases and 2) reduce and/or eliminate barriers to healthcare that may adversely impact effective resettlement of eligible newly arriving refugees into our community.

About Us

The Refugee Health Program, located  at the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County provides a free health  assessment and immunizations for  all eligible adult and child refugees.

To be eligible you need to be able to  provide documentation such as an I-94 card, passport, or official photo ID.

Services We Provide

  • A physical assessment
  • Laboratory testing
  • Immunizations
  • Health education
  • Information on community resources
  • School health entry forms
  • Health referrals

Who We Serve

  • Adult and child refugees
  • Asylees
  • Cuban/Haitian asylum applicants
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants
  • Amerasians
  • Iraqi/Afghan special immigrants
  • Victims of human trafficking

Our Partners

  • Church World Services (CWS)
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Youth Co-Op, Inc.
  • Department of Children and Families

Why Call Now?

  • You must initiate services within 90  days of arriving in the U.S. for the appointment to be free.
  • Free immunizations are available,  but the health assessment must be completed within 90 days of arriving in the U.S.
  • For Adjustment of Status to Lawful  Permanent Resident, you are  required to have up-to-date immunizations.
To find out if you qualify or to schedule an appointment, contact us:

Refugee Health Program
1350 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33125
Office: (305) 643-7300
Fax: (305) 644-3819
Clinic hours: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM