The Refugee Women’s Health Clinic center provides access to comprehensive, culturally sensitive care for refugee women in and around Phoenix.
The overarching purpose of the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic is to provide culturally grounded and linguistically appropriate health services to the growing refugee and immigrant community in the Phoenix metropolitan area while seeking to reduce/eliminate health disparities and cultural barriers to care.
Since opening in 2008, the clinic has enhanced access to culturally competent women’s health care by providing more than 7,000 obstetric and gynecological appointments, with high levels of patient satisfaction and return for repeat services. Patients have come from 49 different countries speaking 41 different languages.
In addition to health services, the clinic’s monthly educational classes help soon-to-be moms better plan for childbirth and the care of their newborn. Through grant funding opportunities, the clinic has also provided specialty educational programs such as physical activity and nutrition classes, breast cancer and mammography awareness-raising activities, and sexual health education focus groups.