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Process

Referral

At this time, our clinic offers medical and psychological affidavits for established patients who receive their primary care at Boston Medical Center.

Consult

Our FMEG coordinator will coordinate with client’s attorney a consultation appointment with the Forensic Medical Evaluation team to assess their priority health needs and social circumstances. Prior to the consultation, we ask that the asylum-seeker's lawyer will provide our team with their declaration. 

Evaluation

Our FMEG coordinator will coordinate with the client’s attorney for them to return to the clinic to complete medical and/or psychological evaluation and document any physical and/or psychological trauma. Evaluator will document any physical trauma such as scars by using diagrams and photographs. Please note psychological evaluation will require three to four visits with our evaluator.

Affidavit Drafting and Submission

Our evaluators will draft and finalize the client's affidavit. The affidavit will be submitted to the asylum-seeker's lawyer. 

Continuity Care

We can refer our clients for continuity care to our Immigrant and Refugee Primary Care clinic or to one of our community based partners throughout the Boston area. 

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