Refugee health: healthcare for immigrant and refugee families can seem very confusing upon arrival. The United States has many resources to help refugees and immigrants understand the health system, maintain your health, prevent diseases and live well with a chronic disease.
We have tried to provide general information and resources to help you understand the health care system, how to access health care services and keep you and your family healthy.
Understanding how healthcare works in the United States
Information about insurance in the U.S.
Information about how to take prescriptions, getting prescriptions filled, and over-the counter medicines.
An explanation of the different types of health professionals and the medical facilities you will find in the United States.
Learn how to utilize your healthcare insurance, choose a provider, schedule and cancel medical appointments, talk to your doctor and access language interpretation services
Living a healthy life in the US
Information about eating healthy on a budget.
Tips to adjust to your new life in the U.S.A. and to integrate and participate in your new community
Tips for exercising on a budget
Living a healthy life also means managing your feelings and emotions. It also means finding support if you feel sad or angry.
Learn healthy sleeping habits for you and your family
Practice healthy habits and learn simple things you can do to prevent the spread of diseases
Information about health effects of cigarette smoking and resources for quitting smoking
Find help near you
Search for programs and resources in your city.Start your search
Here you will find information about health conditions that are unique to women.
Learn more about men's health issues and how to keep yourself healthy
Learn more about health issues of young children and teens and access resources to take care of them.
Find information and resources about sexual health and sustaining heatlhy relationships
Here you'll find resources for healthy aging and seniors' health
Find information and resources for LGBT community members
Other healthcare resources
RHIN has an extensive collection of materials on refugee health, translated into many languages. If you are looking for information on a specific health issue or need help communicating with a healthcare provider, this is one of the best websites you can use.
A website with health information translated into multiple languages.
A list of resources to help you understand the U.S. healthcare system.