Refugees must receive a comprehensive physical exam, required by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, within 30 to 60 days of their arrival. Hasbro Children's Hospital's Refugee Health Clinic provides this initial exam and follow-up care to refugee children.
Refugee resettlement is a team effort. The Refugee Clinic works closely with International Institute of Rhode Island (IIRI), a volunteer resettlement agency that provides many services, including educational training, job placement and assistance finding housing.
The diversity of the refugee population provides an enriched environment for the hospital's residents who are interested in global health.