ACC’s Refugee Health Assessment Program provides the initial health assessment for
newly arrived refugees in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. Those eligible
include all newly arrived refugees/asylees within 90 days of arrival to the U.S. and
those on Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) within 8 months of their arrival.
ACC’s licensed medical personnel provide comprehensive health assessments and
medical screenings. Each new patient receives age appropriate exams which includes,
review of the written medical history and head-to-toe review of body systems, as well as
a gross evaluation of vision, hearing, and dental screen. Clients also receive age
appropriate immunizations, laboratory exam services to check for health concerns such
as diabetes and anemia, Hepatitis B, parasites, Tuberculosis (TB) testing, testing as
needed for sexually transmitted diseases and referrals.
ACC’s health assessment program sees clients within 30 days of arrival to ensure
immediate medical attention and health care. Referrals and follow up care provided by
the program doctors assists clients in receiving treatment for health concerns such as
hypertension, positive TB test results, anemia, depression and trauma, and over- all
health concerns such as chronic pain, dental, vision, and hearing issues.
ACC’s Refugee Health Promotion Program is an extension of ACC’s Refugee
Health Assessment Program. The Health Promotion Program establishes a
referral process to include coordination for provision of follow-up services needed
as a result of the client’s health screening.