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Refugee Health Program

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

The Refugee Health Program protects the public's health by ensuring the health of refugees (persons who have fled their home country due to persecution in search of a better life and self-sufficiency in the US). The program provides eligible refugees with no-cost health services, including a health assessment and immunizations required for immigration status.  Refugees with identified health conditions are referred to primary care physicians and specialists for follow-up health care.

Who is eligible for the Refugee Health Program?

  • Refugees
  • Asylees
  • Cuban and Haitian asylum applicants
  • Cuban and Haitian entrants (including parolees)
  • Amerasians
  • Certain victims of severe forms of human trafficking

Before your appointment, please read the following:

Please bring all medical documents including x-rays, vaccination records, passport, I-94 card, etc. to your appointment. The Refugee Health Program provides health screenings and doctor referrals as needed. Do not be afraid to ask questions. You should understand what services are provided and what other treatment might be required.  The intent of this health assessment is to prevent health problems before they occur.

For more information, please visit the State of Florida Refugee Health Program or call 941-748-0747.