Refugee Health Clinic

Refugee Health Clinic

The Refugee Health Clinic is a joint initiative between Reception House Waterloo Region and the Centre for Family Medicine.

The key objectives of the Refugee Health Clinic for participants are:

  • To provide an opportunity to participate in clinical practice in a specialized health clinic
  • Exposure to a vulnerable, newcomer population with a wide-range of health concerns
  • To experience working with interpreters and community partners

The Refugee Health Clinic provides all Reception House clients with the opportunity to see a physician within one-week of their arrival in Canada. Most refugees have had limited health care and have lived for many years in refugee camps, so this has become a well received and very valuable service.