Immigrant or Refugee?
Health Assist Tennessee offers Healthcare Navigation services to immigrants and refugees, with advocates who speak the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Kurdish, and Spanish.
Health Assist Tennessee has bilingual refugee counselors who help individuals throughout the State and can provide information and guidance about:
- TennCare/Medicaid eligibility
- Department of Human Services (DHS) application process
- Emergency Medicaid
- Mental Health benefits
- Managed Care Organizations (MCO's)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Families First
- Immigration issues
Most importantly, the Refugee counselors inform the immigrant and refugee populations of their rights as future American citizens. The Refugee counselors act as a liaison between the immigrant/refugee population and federal agencies/contractors. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, otherwise known as Title VI, is a federal law that protects all individuals from discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs that receive Federal assistance. This law prohibits contractors and/or state agencies from denying services and/or access to services, or using discriminatory and segregate treatment for all Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons.
Please call (615) 313-9841 ext 114