Refugee Health Program

About the Vermont Refugee Health Program

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.

Examples include:

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Resources for Health Care and Social Service Providers

***Please also explore the Vermont Department of Health web site for a wide variety of additional health information and resources.

Family Emergency Medical Information

The Family Emergency Medical Information Form can be given to fire department officials, police and emergency medical providers during an emergency.

This form will tell emergency providers and officials:

HIV/AIDS

Immunization Information

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Mental Health

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Nutrition

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Refugees with Disabilities

Translated Fact Sheets

Important public health information on many subjects is available in a variety of languages:

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Contact Information

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program

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.

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