Refugee Health Clinic
1666 Elmira Street,
Aurora, CO 80010
Refugee Health Education
720-956-2171 or 720-956-2179
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Refugee Health Program partners with Denver Health to provide all newly arrived refugees or newly identified asylees with a health screening within 90 days of their arrival to acheive the following:
- Ensure follow-up of Class A & B health conditions identified overseas (TB, HIV, mental health issues, etc.)
- Identify persons with communicable diseases of potential public health importance
- Identify personal health conditions that adversely impact effective resettlement (e.g. job placement, language training, or school attendance).
The health screening includes the following services:
- Vitals: Height, weight, blood pressure, vision
- TB screening
- Pregnancy status assessment
- Lab testing- HIV, Hepatitis B & C, CBC
- Ova and Parasite screening
- Health intake and physical exam
- Mental health assessment
- Health education and access to care information
The Refugee Health Clinic does not provide on-going primary care.
Referrals are scheduled by Refugee Clinic staff and are categorized into 3 levels of need based on urgency and severity. Current referral agencies include Denver Health, University Hospital, Rose Hospital, Children’s Hospital, MCPN, Salud, Jewish Family Services, and private medical offices.