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Refugee Health Assessment Program (RHAP)

The Refugee Health Assessment Program (RHAP) provides psychosocial and medical assessments to newly arrived refugees from all over the world. To successfully complete these assessments, ACCESS works with two local organizations, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) and the Archdiocese of Detroit, in tending to the needs of Detroit-area refugees.

Program Goals

  • Offer a comprehensive medical and counseling assessment to each client within the first 90 days of arrival in the United States
  • Refer clients to appropriate specialists whenever follow up is needed
  • Provide appropriate cultural and language services

Program Components

  • Counseling and mental health services through the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center for Refugees and Victims of Torture
  • Collaboration with local agencies to provide medical services to refugees
  • Interpretation services as necessary

Target Group/Client Base

All refugees in the tri-county area (Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties)

Funding Source

Family Independence Agency (FIA)

Program Staff

Dr. Adnan Hammad, program director
Silvia Buzimkic, program coordinator
Dr. Leila Haddad, clinic physician
Vui Tran, medical assistant
Lina Habhab, medical assistant


Silvia Buzimkic, program coordinator
Phone: 313-216-2256