Refugee Health Programs

RHP services orient newly arriving refugees to the American health care system, build health literacy, and improve access to and use of appropriate health care services and resources. Community-based ethnic health promoters serve as direct links to the refugee communities they represent and function as intermediaries between refugees and staff at resettlement agencies, health screening sites and other social service agencies.

Acronyms / Alternate NamesRHP
CompanyHeartland Alliance Health
DivisionRefugee Services
Services

Healthcare education, referrals, workshops on refugee health issues, home visits for additional one-on-one health education; medical interpretation, initials health screenings, specialist visits, home visits and educational workshops; staff trainings regarding health, culture and beliefs; medically complex case-management; development and distribution of culturally competent, multilingual health education materials; nutrition counseling with a registered dietician.

LanguagesEnglish, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, With advanced notice, Heartland Alliance services can be provided in more than 35 different languages.,
Eligibility

Refugee children, adults and families who are newly arrived in the US and who need support for medical, nutritional and other health-related matters.

Referral / Intake

For more information, to make a referral or to receive services, contact Refugee Health Programs at refugeehealthprograms@heartlandalliance.org to inquire or make a referral for services.

Application

Contact the program for information

Fees

No fees for services

Address4750 N Sheridan
Chicago IL 60640
USA
Community: Uptown
Directions

Two blocks east of Lawrence Avenue CTA Red Line stop or take #81 Lawrence bus to Lawrence/Sheridan Road. Workshops are held throughout the north side of Chicago

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact First NameErin
Contact Last NameHantke
Contact Position / Job TitleAssociate Director, Refugee Health Programs
Contact Phone773-715-1744
Contact Emailrefugeehealthprograms@heartlandalliance.org