Newly arrived refugees and other humanitarian immigrants are eligible for special health assessments and other support services to ensure healthy and successful resettlement.
SF Department of Public Health’s Newcomers Health Program and ZSFG’s Family Health Center provides Refugee Health Assessments for the following individuals who live in SAN FRANCISCO, SAN MATEO, OR MARIN counties:
- Refugees (granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / USCIS)
- Asylees (granted by USCIS or a U.S. Immigration Judge)
- Victims of Trafficking / VOT (granted by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services)
- Humanitarian Parolees from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Cuba, and Haiti (granted by USCIS)
If ONE of the above applies to you or the person you are inquiring about, please submit a referral here or call 628-206-8608 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
If NONE of the above applies, and you are seeking health care services in San Francisco, please contact:
- SF Health Network’s New Patient Intake Line at 415-682-1740
- For Urgent Care, please call 628-206-8000
- For Emergency Care, please call 911 or go to the Emergency Department at 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 25, 1st floor.
Were you recently granted Asylum Status? Learn about the following at monthly virtual New Asylee Orientation.
- Important Documents
- Refugee/Asylee Programs and Benefits
- Health Care
- Other Immigration Topics
- New Responsibilities & Helpful Resources
Newcomers Health Program
About the Program
Special Support Available
Refugees and other humanitarian immigrants are eligible for special health care and other support services to ensure healthy and successful resettlement.
Please contact us to find out more.
By SMS/Text: 415-806-7599
Call us: 628-206-8608
Refugee and Asylee Health Assessment Program
Refugee and Asylee Health Assessment Program provides culturally and linguistically-appropriate comprehensive health assessments to newly arrived refugees, asylees, federally-certified victims of severe forms of trafficking, and other eligible entrants. The program focuses on screening of and prevention of communicable diseases; early identification and diagnosis of chronic diseases and other important conditions; assessment of immunization status for children and adults; mental health screening; and referral to health providers for further medical evaluation, treatment, and follow-up.
Learn more about the California Office of Refugee Health.
A Community Effort
Newcomers Health Program is a program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health implemented in collaboration with ZSFG’s Family Health Center’s Refugee Medical Clinic. Through these and other collaborations, and a range of clinic- and community-based programs and services, we promote the health and well-being of refugees and immigrants in San Francisco.