Refugee Health Program [RHP]

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Through the Refugee Health Program, newly arriving refugees and asylees within Stanislaus County are eligible for a comprehensive health assessment – free of cost for the first 90 days after their arrival date.

Refugees / Asylees are then referred to community providers for all identified health conditions (anemia, parasites, dental problems as well as mental and emotional issues are commonly seen), and to establish a medical home for each client. Recently, the majority of refugees and asylees entering Stanislaus County have come from the countries of Iraq, Iran, India, Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, and Columbia. Hmong refugees are expected to arrive in the U.S. this summer, with primary destinations of California and Minnesota.