Human Services

Refugee Health Assessment Program

Refugee Health Assessment Program

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.


Refugee Health Promotion Program

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.

Services include:

  • Coordinate medical referrals and schedule appointments for refugees who
    require follow-up services
  • Provide or arrange translation and interpretation for medical appointments,
    health-referral related information and medications.
  • Ensure refugees understand the results of their initial health screening, what
    follow up is needed and what to expect going forward.
  • Educate refugees about the U.S. health system.
  •  Ensure refugees obtain a primary care physician for ongoing medi- cal
  •  Provide transportation to medically related appointments
  •  Communicate with local health departments and community organization to
    ensure healthy outcomes.