Whom We Serve

Whom We Serve

We offer full medical services to people from many cultural backgrounds, including refugees and asylees, immigrants, individuals with temporary visas and anyone with limited English-speaking skills.  We primarily serve individuals and families from the Charlottesville/Albemarle area and the surrounding counties.  We also serve a number of patients from the Harrisonburg area, counties south and west of Albemarle, and from as far away as Manassas and Fairfax.

Refugees and asylees:

These individuals obtain legal residence due to their inability to return to their country of origin for fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. The difference between refugees and asylees is that refugees apply for refugee status outside the United States, while asylees apply at a port of entry or within the United States. 

Immigrants:

These individuals include naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, and undocumented immigrants who have settled in Virginia for reasons of employment. 

Limited Visa:

These individuals are living in Virginia because they have temporary visas for a specific purpose like employment or education.