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Refugee Clinic

Refugee Health Clinic
1666 Elmira Street,
Aurora, CO 80010
303-692-6440

Refugee Health Education
Resource Center
:
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).

 

Health Screening

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
  • Immunizations
  • Health intake and physical exam
  • Mental health assessment
  • Health education and access to care information
  • Referrals

The Refugee Health Clinic does not provide on-going primary care.

Referrals

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.

Refugee Clinic PhotosHealth Education and Resource Center

Each family receives education on how to use their Medicaid and access a local community health clinic.  The resource center also helps patients with the following items.

  • Medical documents (I-693) for Green Card
  • Immunization information
  • Health education information in the native language of the patient
  • Connects patients with community health resources
  • Referrals to women’s health services
  • Appointment information
  • Education on how to refill medication
  • General health questions