All refugee newcomers have been medically screened upon their entry into Canada. However, most still need medical care for past injuries, worsening health conditions and overall care. These organizations can help.
Clinics & Services
Island Health Medical Care for Newcomers
Supported by Island Health, this link provides information on what medical services are available to the newcomer family. A great resource to current practicing clinics who are offering medical care to newcomers.
VIRCS Free Clinic
The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society offers free medical clinics. Dates and times may vary. Please contact organization for more details.
Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees
This organization offers trained and professional counsellors and therapists who have a heart to see newcomers healed and supported as they transition in Canada. Services are provided in the Greater Victoria and Duncan areas and include multi-lingual services.
Dental Care for Newcomer Children
Located in Sidney, BC, ORCA Dental Clinic offers services to children under the age of 19. They specialize in not for profit dental care, providing care for low income or newcomer children.
Camosun College Dental Clinic
Open to the public, the dental students of Camosun College offer a low-cost dental services from September to April. Clients of all ages are welcome. Translation services may not be available.