Refugee Health Vancouver is a practical resource to support clinicians who provide care to refugees in British Columbia.
Need a patient handout on diabetes in Farsi? Looking for a Spanish-speaking dentist in Vancouver who offers reduced fees? Not sure what convention refugees are, why they would flee Myanmar, or how you can bill to care for them? This site pulls together the answers for you.
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The Refugee Health Vancouver website is an effort by Vancouver area clinicians with expertise in refugee medicine to pull together the resources pertinent to the care of our local refugee population. Medical care of these patients is challenging due to issues of language, culture, unique medical diagnoses and non-standard medical coverage. By providing fingertip access to comprehensive, locally relevant resources we hope to support family physicians and other care providers in the BC communities in which refugees settle.
The Refugee Health Vancouver website is owned and operated by Martina Scholtens MD CCFP. The website functions with the generous support of the sponsors below, and the contributions of resources from stakeholders across BC, particularly Bridge Refugee Clinic.
Credit for original material on this site is included at the end of each article.
This site is a work in progress. If you would like to contribute, please contact us.
Refugee Health Vancouver gratefully acknowledges the generous support by the following:
We require further funding to continue to develop this project. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsorship.
Translated educational handouts on health issues.
Dentists, physiotherapists and other community resources who speak other languages, accept IFH or offer reduced fees.
An overview of the main countries from which Canada receives refugees, with a focus on political and health issues.