Many of the Syrian refugees who are coming to Canada will be children and youth with a range of physical, emotional and mental health needs. Caring for Kids New to Canada is a resource for the many health and social service professionals who will be helping to resettle Syrian families.
To date there are currently 23 primary care sites within the GTA cooperating in offering care tailored to Syrian refugees, with more joining as the days progress. As the numbers of new arrivals grow these Health Services Providers are interested in seeing the refugees, not only because of symptoms they may presently be experiencing, but also as a preventative measure.
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The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary health coverage for resettled refugees, refugee claimants and certain other groups who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health-care coverage. Eligible individuals receive coverage under the IFHP until they are eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance.
Sherbourne Health Centre provides health care services and support to newcomers to Canada, including refugees. As communities prepare to welcome Syrian refugees in the coming days, weeks, and months, Sherbourne's health care providers are planning and coordinating services to ensure access to appropriate care for refugees upon their arrival; a list of services can be found on their website.
Finding a health care provider is an important first step for many newly arrived refugees in Ontario.
The Refugee HealthLine -- 1-866-286-4770 will play a key role in connecting refugees with various health service providers for transitional care in the short-term, and will be developing and maintaining a registry of providers able to provide care for refugees.
These multilingual fact sheets include information on health care coverage and service options for Syrian refugees in Ontario. They are produced by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
YorkRegion.com - Thousands of Syrian refugees are starting life from scratch in a new country with a new language here in Canada, but they’re not alone.
Several Canadian organizations, families and individuals have given their time and effort to help new Canadian families adjust from a life of war to a life of peace.