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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If the answer is “yes”, call the Provincial Refugee Mental Health Coordinator toll-free throughout British Columbia at 1-866-393-3133 Mondays to Fridays 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST), an organization that has been providing community-based mental health services to refugees in British Columbia for 30 years, has established a toll-free telephone support line for service providers working with refugees throughout British Columbia, including mental and primary health professionals, settlement workers, social service providers, and private sponsors. The service is free of charge, and is funded by the Province of British Columbia.
We can assist by providing you with information, referrals and case consultation. We can also consult with you on assessment for vulnerability, individual and group counselling and working with interpreters.
Whether you are working with refugee claimants, government-assisted refugees, or privately sponsored refugees, this service is for you.
For more information, see the January 25, 2016 ISSofBC RFF newsletter.
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.