Health & Mental Health

The right to health is essential to exercise other human rights. It is an inclusive right which extends to timely and appropriate healthcare and to the underlaying determinants of health such as access to safe and potable water and sanitation; an adequate supply of safe food, nutrition, and housing; healthy occupational and environmental conditions; and access to health-related education and information. UNHCR works with the Libyan health authorities and coordinates with other health partners through the Health Working Group to ensure adequate provision of essential health services, improve local health services and include refugees and asylum-seekers in the national health system.

Partner International Rescue Committee (IRC) offers multiple services to refugees and asylum-seekers including health services through the Community Day Centre in Tripoli as well as primary healthcare centres:

Almgarief Public Health Centre (Wednesday, Thursday)

Zawyet AlDehmani Primary Healthcare Centre (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Partner CESVI offers psychological and mental health services for refugees and asylum-seekers requiring psychosocial assistance. Partner IRC provides mental health and psychosocial support services including psychiatric consultations.

I need medical assistance. What should I do?

Health services are provided by UNHCR partner International Rescue Committee. A limited number of individuals with appointments are served every day, so you need to book an appointment in non-emergency situations by calling the following numbers:

General consultations: 📞0910347365

Hours of service: Sundays to Thursdays between 09:00 and 16:30. 

I have an urgent medical concern and I need immediate medical help. What should I do?

In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 📞 0910354839 (24/7) and the IRC (International Rescue Committee) emergency medical team will help you.

I would like to receive psychological support. How can I request it?

You can contact CESVI helpline to make an appointment, from 09.00 to 17.00 from Sunday to Thursday at 📞 0910027717 or 📞 0922767166.

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