- About the Vermont Refugee Health Program
- Resources for Health Care and Social Service Providers
- Contact Information
The Vermont Department of Health's Refugee Health Program promotes the physical and mental well being of refugees living in Vermont.
Access to Health Care
In collaboration with the state refugee coordinator, community partners, health care providers, Health Department district office staff, and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, the Refugee Health Program works to ensure refugees have access to primary care physicians and obtain a domestic health screening within 30 days of their arrival in the United States.
This health screening assists in the identification and treatment of multiple health conditions, including those that may pose a health risk to the individual, their families and/or their communities.
Health Education and Information
The Refugee Health Program identifies areas of concern for newly resettled refugees, and works with our district offices and community partners to provide the information these new Vermonters need.
- Car Seat Safety
- Emergency Planning
- Family Emergency Medical Information
- Immunization Information
- Lead Poisoning Prevention
- Mental Health
- Parenting Refugee Children
- Refugees with Disabilities
- Translated Fact Sheets
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
***Please also explore the Vermont Department of Health web site for a wide variety of additional health information and resources.
The Family Emergency Medical Information Form can be given to fire department officials, police and emergency medical providers during an emergency.
This form tells emergency services:
- if family members have medical needs or conditions.
- what medicines family members may be taking.
- if you have personal or religious reasons that my affect your medical care.
- Download the Family Emergency Medical Information Form (pdf)
- Resources from US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
- Services for People with HIV/AIDS - Vermont Department of Health
- Lessons from the Field - Issues and Resources in Refugee Mental Health
- Mental Health and the ESL Classroom (pdf)
- Cultural Orientation for Refugee Women in the US (pdf)
- Vermont Department of Health Lead Program
- Preventing Lead Poisoning in Refugee Children - A toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, based in Colchester, is the primary provider settling refugees in Vermont.
For more information about services available for refugees, to volunteer your time, or if you need an interpreter, contact the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program at (802) 655-1963.
Vermont Refugee Health Program
Please contact the Department of Health Refugee Health Program for information, or with questions or concerns about programs for the health and well being of our refugee population.
- Refugee Health Program
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 054402
800-464-4343 (toll-free within Vermont)
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