Refugee Patient Resources
Many Canadian communities are starting to see the first of the promised 25,000 Syrian refugees. Over the coming months, refugees will be seeking health services and will require prescription drugs for various conditions. Under the Government’s plan, all Syrian Refugees, whether they are privately or publicly sponsored, will be eligible for health benefits under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) which includes Prescription Drug coverage. Additionally, the International Pharmaceutical Federation has prepared a resource entitled “Providing Pharmaceutical Care to Migrant Populations: Information and Guidelines for Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Workforce.” In an effort to support pharmacists who encounter refugees, RxA has compiled information and resources on our webpage to assist pharmacists in providing care to refugee patients.