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Several organizations provide medical assistance for migrants. The medical services vary from organization to organization, some of them offer only medical testing and patient screening, some offer assistance for emergencies and some organizations offer financial aid for medical treatment (available for certain nationalities). Also, depending on the type of medical aid needed, age and status, the patient will be directed to a different hospital or clinic for tests or a doctor’s consultation. Please check the organizations that offer those services here. Regarding Egyptian Public Health services, access this link.

At IOM for example, the medical services are as follow: there is a medical screening to evaluate the patient needs. Then, a referral is made to a hospital according to the medical specialty and home location of the patient. If needed, a guide and translator is also provided. Last but not least, the expenses of the medical treatment can be covered according to the availability of funds.