Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Mary Fabio, MD
Khoi Dang, MD

CHOP Refugee Health Program
CHOP Karabots Pediatric Care Center
4865 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Phone: (215) 590-1000

Date Opened: March 2011
Annual New Patient Capacity: 90
Clinic Schedule: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday morning of each month
Populations Served: Children < 18 from all refugee populations
Partner Agency(ies): Referrals coordinated by HIAS Pennsylvania; accepts referrals from all three resettlement agencies
Services Provided: Comprehensive screening and medical care
Interpretation System: In-person interpreters through CHOP or by telephone through Interpretalk
Insurances Accepted: Keystone Mercy, United Health Care Community Plans PA, Aetna Better Health
Established in 1855, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was the first pediatric hospital in the United States. It strives to be the world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children by integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education into all of its programs. Today, the Hospital is one the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the world – admitting nearly 30,000 inpatients and handling more than 80,000 emergency and 1 million outpatient visits annually. The Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for children from before birth through young adulthood. Children and families come from all 50 states and more than 40 countries for the most advanced pediatric care. Children’s Hospital provides care to all children, regardless of their families’ financial capacity.

The Refugee Health Program at CHOP was established in March of 2011. We provide age appropriate screening for infectious conditions, developmental delay, and adolescent risk behaviors, as well as catch up immunizations, psychosocial assessment, and preparation for adjustment of status. We use a comprehensive approach to assess all factors that may impact child health, including migration, education and trauma. In addition to medical screening, we work to remove health-related barriers to school entry and help families become part of a medical home. Our primary objective is to ensure that all refugee children have a healthy start in the United States.

The CHOP Refugee Health Program also provides training opportunities for pediatric residents, medicine-pediatric residents, and medical students. Our educational goal is to teach trainees to effectively and empathetically provide pediatric care for children from diverse linguistic and cultural groups.

  • CHOP Clinic Guide
  • CHOP Release of Information Form