Medical & Health Services 2017-12-15T09:05:37+00:00

Department of Social Services provides medical assistance to refugees. Eligibility for medical assistance depends on income. Your income is high and you may have to start to pay for a part of your health insurance costs. It is the law that everyone would have medical insurance through medical assistance job or paying for insurance. If you do not have medical insurance costs can be very expensive it is necessary to have medical insurance to defer such costs.

Under the current Affordable Care Act (ACA), refugees are provided with access to care, and numerous services, including interpreter services. Additional information regarding refugee rights can be found at http://refugeehealthta.org/access-to-care/.

The California Office of Refugee Health (ORH), in partnership with local health providers, voluntary resettlement agencies, etc., provides culturally and linguistically-appropriate comprehensive health services to newly arrived refugees, asylees, victims of severe forms of human trafficking (federally-certified), and other eligible entrants to assist them in becoming self-sufficient
(https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/RefugeeHealthProgram.aspx).