Do refugee claimants automatically get access to our hospitals and doctors?

The short answer is yes. The CBC’s Vik Adhopia describes the different types of health benefits refugee claimants get in Canada.

The Lancet – Life Expectancy and Probability of Death (2015):

Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of coverage
Refugee advocates say health cuts having ‘brutal’ effects:

Federal government to appeal ruling reversing ‘cruel’ cuts to refugee health:

The Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, Daniel Garcia Rodriques, Hanif Ayubi and Justice for Children and Youth VS. Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration ruling:

Liberal government fully restores refugee health care program:

Consolidated Grounds in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act: Persons in Need of Protection – Risk to Life or Risk of Cruel and Unusual Treatment or Punishment:

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