Foreign-born/Refugee Health Program
The Foreign-born/Refugee Health program works in partnership with local resettlement agencies (Exodus and Catholic Charities), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), FSSA, and healthcare providers to provide eligible clients with culturally and linguistically appropriate health screenings, assessments, and referrals. Our population includes refugees, secondary refugees, asylees, parolees, victims of human trafficking, and those seeking to become permanent U.S. residents.
Mission: To provide medical screening and care to all eligible clients thereby promoting disease prevention, meet client initial healthcare needs, and assist in the facilitation of establishing a long-term primary care home.
Vision: All eligible clients will have access to preventive and curative medical care that contributes significantly to their health and well-being as well as to the public health of their new communities.
All eligible clients are provided an initial health screening within 30 days of their U.S. arrival. Additionally, each client is scheduled 2-3 weeks after their initial health screening with a Family medicine physician to address and acute needs and complete a full history/physical examination. These screenings are based on the CDC domestic health screening guidelines and include a complete health history assessment, physical examination, diagnostic tests, screening for communicable diseases of public health significance, immunizations, assessment of mental health and social service needs, and referrals to health care providers for further medical evaluation.
Catholic Charities Indianapolis, Refugee and Immigrant Services
Exodus Refugee Immigration
Immigrant Welcome Center
- Can assist with interpreter services for clinic appointments
CDC’s Immigrant and Refugee Health
Indiana State Department of Health Refugee Health Program
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, & Migration
U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement