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Refugee Health

Refugee Health

  •  850-901-6521

    Mailing Address

    Refugee Health Program 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Bin A-11 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399

The goal of the Refugee Health Program is 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 for a better life and self-sufficiency in the U.S. The Refugee Health Program reviews overseas medical examination records and provides health assessments and immunizations to refugees to enhance personal health status and protect Florida’s public health. The Refugee Health Program provides these services through funding from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and the Florida Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services.

The Refugee Health Program serves the following groups of individuals: refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian asylum applicants, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Amerasians, Iraqi/Afghan special immigrants, and certain victims of severe forms of human trafficking.

Most of Florida’s new arrivals were Cuban and Haitian entrants and parolees. Of Florida’s 67 counties, 31 counties receive refugees for health services on a regular basis.  Geographically, new arrivals tend to resettle more frequently in one of the nine following Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Duval, Palm Beach, Broward, Orange, Collier, Lee, or Pinellas.

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