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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Refugee and Immigration

Florida Department of Health in Nassau County

The goal of the Refugee Health Program is to be a leader in providing culturally sensitive health services to persons who have fled their home country due to persecution (political, religious, or economic) in search for a better life and self-sufficiency in the U.S. The Refugee Health Program reviews overseas medical examination records and provides health assessments and immunizations to refugees to enhance personal health status and protect Florida’s public health.

The Refugee Health Program provides these services through funding from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and the Florida Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services. The Refugee Health Program serves the following groups of individuals:

  • refugees

  • asylees

  • Cuban/Haitian asylum applicants

  • Cuban/Haitian entrants

  • Amerasians

  • Iraqi/Afghan special immigrants

  • certain victims of severe forms of human trafficking

The mission of Tuberculosis and Refugee Health is to eliminate tuberculosis as a public health threat in Florida; and ensure appropriate public health screenings of all newly arriving refugees.

For more information visit the Florida Department of Health Refugee Health website.