Health Toolkit for Refugees (Ottawa-Specific)


This toolkit was developed in an effort to assist sponsors and healthcare providers access health information quickly and efficiently in order to support refugees. It serves as a guide to help connect refugees to appropriate and timely health services and information. The information in this toolkit was compiled from various websites and community resources.

In the Health Toolkit for Refugees, a variety of topics are covered to support settlement workers and health-care workers improve service delivery to refugees in Ottawa. This toolkit was developed by Refugee 613 and covers: health coverage; primary health care services; how to find a family doctor; labs, diagnoses, and imaging; immunizations; pharmacy; dental and optometry services; interpretation services; and health navigation services.

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