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Frequently Asked Questions 

IRC Healthcare Partners

Sunrise Community Health http://sunrisecommunityhealth.org/en/  

Phone Number: (970) 352-0048

 

Colorado Access http://www.coaccess.com/

Phone Number: 1-800-511-5010

How should I prepare for a doctor’s appointment?

Be on Time:

→ In the U.S., many offices expect you to show up exactly on time or early. This means that if your appointment card says to come at 9:00 AM, you should try to arrive by 8:45 AM.

 

What to Bring:

    • Your current insurance card(s)

    • Form of payment for costs not covered by insurance

    • Valid photo ID (eg passport, driver’s license, etc.)

    • A list of the names of medicines you are taking (or bring the actual medicines with you to show the doctor)

    • A list of any questions you have for your doctor

 

More information on going to the doctor:

https://therefugeecenter.org/resources/how-do-i-go-doctor/

 

What About Insurance?

Healthcare can be expensive in the United States. Health insurance helps to keep your medical expenses from becoming completely unaffordable, especially if you have a medical emergency.

For insurance to work, you must pay a certain amount of money each month - this is your “insurance premium.” This may seem expensive, but it is still less expensive than if you get injured and don’t have insurance to help you pay a medical bill.

Insurance is currently mandatory - which means you must have some form of insurance.

Learn More About Insurance:

https://therefugeecenter.org/resources/health-insurance-for-refugees/

 

Common Insurance Terms:

https://healthnetwork.com/blog/infographic/common-health-insurance-terms/

 

Other Health Resources in Multiple Languages:

Refugee Center Online

https://therefugeecenter.org/resources/refugee-health/

 

HealthReach: Health Information in Many Languages

https://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov/


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