Clinics in New Haven
Adult Refugee Clinic
The Adult Refugee Clinic was started several years ago as a collaboration between the Yale Internal Medicine residency program and Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a non-profit organization based in New Haven that resettles over 200 refugees every year.The mission of the Refugee Clinic is to assist IRIS’ Health and Wellness Program in “providing each new refugee arrival with the tools he or she needs to achieve improved health and wellness in their new home: prompt access to high-quality, culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services; knowledge about preventive medicine, wellness topics, and management of chronic conditions.” Over the past several years, patients have been seen from Iraq, Cuba, Congo, Liberia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Lebanon among other countries.
Yale Internal Medicine residents supervised by an attending provide a first health screening with in-person translators for refugees just arriving to the United States, including prescreening labs, detailed physical exams and routine vaccinations.Patients are followed in the clinic until they can be transitioned to providers in the community allowing effective transition of their healthcare. In addition to health screening, the clinic provides mental health services for the population by a Psychiatry attending and residents. Given the increase in the number of refugees arriving in the New Haven area the clinic is now weekly with residents in their ambulatory block assisting with patient care assuring adequate staffing. The refugee clinic operates every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM, in the Yale Primary Care Center.
Medicine Attending: Dr Ani Annamalai
Medicine Resident Coordinator: Andrew Boyd PGY2 IM