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High quality healthcare in a comprehensive medical setting for newly resettled refugees.
Einstein's Refugee Wellness Center provides specialized treatment for new arrivals who have fled their home countries for fear of political or religious persecution and legally immigrated to the United States.
To schedule an appointment or make an inquiry, please call 215-456-7930
Each year, about 1,000 refugees settle in the Philadelphia area. They are required to have a medical exam within 30 days of arrival. The Refugee Wellness Center, a partnership between the departments of medicine and pediatrics, works with local settlement agencies to coordinate services.
In addition to the exam, a medical history is taken and refugees are screened for:
Special consideration of a refugee's specific background is given during treatment. Many refugees face unique challenges, which can differ according to where they are from. Factors affecting a refugee's health may include:
In addition to medical staff, our center provides interpreters free of charge and has volunteers - many of whom also came to Philadelphia as refugees - to assist staff. The center works with a psychologist, a nurse practitioner and a social worker, funded by a grant from the Albert Einstein Society.
Morgan Leafe, MD, DirectorMatt Behme, MD, PhysicianIsam Dafdony, MD, PhysicianMayssa Abuali, MD. PhysicianSusan Leib, MD, PhysicianDavid Goodwin, PhD, Psychologist
Rebecca Alvarez, Lead Social WorkerJustin Mann, Coordinator
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia5501 Old York RoadLevy Building, First FloorPhiladelphia, PA 19141 Phone: 215-456-7170Get Directions
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