Refugee Resettlement in London
The Newcomer Clinic at the London Intercommunity Health Centre provides interdisciplinary transitional health resettlement for newly arriving refugees and asylum seekers to London for six months to one year on arrival to Canada through partnership with the Cross Cultural Learner’s Centre.
We follow the evidence based screening and care recommended for newly arriving refugees by the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health, see clinical tools at www.ccirhken.ca. We then seek a long term primary care home for a resettled and medically stable newcomer patients and families.
Family physicians and nurse practitioners who care for resettled refugees report enjoying working in the context of cultural diversity and the day-to-day connection to global health. They also report a feeling of community usefulness and greater understanding of health equity. (Lota 2015)
Newcomer Care Resources
- Open access E-learning for office staff and students at www.ccirhken.ca.
- Medical consultations and clinical support for primary care practices caring for newcomers – available at the Newcomer Clinic on request by a primary care physician experienced in refugee health who do not bill OHIP for such consults. Please fax a referral request to 519-642-1532 attn Newcomer Clinic.
- There are opportunities for ongoing CME opportunities such as the Annual North American Refugee Health Conference (next conference July 21-23, 2022 Calgary, Alberta). https://www.northamericanrefugeehealth.com/
- For access to recent guidelines, curriculum, and publications on newcomer health care see Cochrane Equity https://methods.cochrane.org/equity/projects/global-mental-health
The Newcomer Team