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Hours
Kennewick:
8am to noon
1pm to 5pm
Monday-Friday

Vital Records
Same-day
In-Person
Service (Kennewick office only)
8am to 11:30am
1pm to 4pm
Monday-Friday

Pasco:
8am to noon
1pm to 5pm
Monday-Friday

Refugee Health Program

 


The mission of the refugee program is to provide comprehensive health screenings and referrals to refugee clients.  We offer refugee health screenings to new refugee clients who come from all over the world.  Currently, the countries we are seeing the most arrivals from include Burma, Cuba, and Iraq.  They are people leaving their countries from religious or other persecution. 

 

 

We coordinate services to screen for Hepatitis B and Quanteferon for Tuberculosis screening.  Immunizations are started during this initial visit if needed.  We refer to WIC for children less than 5 years of age.  We also refer to medical, dental, vision, and mental health providers regarding issues the clients present with during the screening.  Follow-up appointments are scheduled with clients for immunizations.  We also schedule them for a visit at approximately one year from their date of arrival to assist with their adjustment of status. 

 

We work closely with the refugee sponsoring organization World Relief, who refers the clients to us.  We attend quarterly community meetings that educate on refugee issues.

 

To Schedule an appointment please call the Pasco office at 509-547-9737

 

 

Other Resources:

Refugeeusa.org

 

Ethnic Medicine information

Ethnomed.org

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Benton Franklin Health District
Kennewick
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
99336
(509) 460 4200
Pasco
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
99301
(509) 547-9737

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Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
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