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Newcomers Health Program

Staff, Sites & Collaborative Partners 

Our Staff

The Newcomers Health Program health worker and medical interpreter staff provide linguistic and cultural access to preventive health services and implements community-based programs. Staff speaks various languages including Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Mongolian, Spanish, and Russian. Clinic-based staff works at San Francisco General Hospital’s Refugee Medical Clinic and Ocean Park Health Center, serving newcomers city-wide. Community-based program staff implements outreach, health promotion and educational programs for newcomer communities and collaborates with other agencies serving newcomers.

Program Coordinator

Cristy Dieterich, MPH, CHES | email

Clinical Services Coordinator

Samira Causevic | email

Community Health Workers/Medical Interpreters


Administrative/Mailing Office:

30 Van Ness Ave, Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 581-2479
Fax: (415) 206-5513
e-mail: (general program)

Health Assessment Clinic Site:

Refugee Medical Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital
995 Potrero Avenue, Bldg. 80, 5th floor (cross street 22nd St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 206-8608
Fax: (415) 206-5513
Public Transportation: Muni lines: 9, 33, 48 and Samtrans: 7B

Sunset/Richmond Districts Site:

Sunset & Russian-speaking Community Health Projects
c/o Ocean Park Health Center
1351 24th Avenue (cross street Irving)
San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 682-1963
Fax: (415) 661-9733
Public Transportation: Muni lines: N Judah

Collaborative Partners

Newcomers Health Program collaborates with a wide variety of health centers, community based organizations and public health programs to respond to the health and social needs of refugee and immigrant communities. 

Newcomers Health Program is one of the founding agency of SF-CAIRS; the San Francisco Coalition for Asylees, Immigrants and Refugee Services. 
SF-CAIRS works to ensure all immigrants live healthy and productive lives in safe and inclusive environment. SF-CAIRS does this by expanding resource knowledge among services providers about health, employment, social, education and legal services for recent refugees, political asylees and immigrants in San Francisco. SF-CAIRS meets on the second Wednesday of every odd numbered month for networking, planning and sharing resources.  For more information see or contact one of the current co-chairs:
Clarisa Sanchez of the Catholic Charities CYO –
Eva Iraheta of Department of Human Services –
Cristy Dieterich, SFDPH –

Below are links to other key partners in implementing our program and services: