Clinical guidelines, screening tools, decision support

Setting up health services for refugees

Because they are fleeing conflict zones and have spent long periods in refugee camps, refugees often arrive in Canada with little or no access to health services and virtually no medical records. Many have experienced trauma and violence.

Initial health assessments seek to screen for early needs, but many medical conditions arise over time as they adjust to their new lives in Canada.

The following resources have been developed to support health-service providers caring for refugees:

Other useful resources