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Community Health Equity and Promotion

Newcomers Health Program

Staff, Sites & Collaborative Partners 

Our Staff

The Newcomers Health Program health worker and medical interpreters are trained to provide linguistic and cultural access to comprehensive refugee health assessments, preventive health services, and other resources. Newcomers staff come from many different countries and 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, serving newcomers city-wide. Other staff work in the community and implement outreach, health promotion and educational programs for newcomer communities and other agencies serving newcomers.

Program Manager

Cristy Dieterich, MPH, CHES | email


Clinical Services Coordinator

Sammi Truong, MSW | email



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

Administrative/Mailing Office:

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone:  (628) 206-7626
Fax: (415) 206-5513 (general program)

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.

For more information or to attend a meeting see SF-CAIRS or contact Cristy Dieterich, SFDPH –


Key partners in implementing our program and services: