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Obstetrics (OB) Refugee and Asylee Case Navigation Program

UC San Diego Health in collaboration with our community now provides Obstetrics (OB) Refugee / Asylee Care Navigation to help eliminate barriers to obstetrics care by making healthcare more efficient, inclusive, and effective for our refugee and asylee patients. This program assists with providing pediatric care for a newborn including supplying baby care items (car seats, baby clothes, diapers, etc.) and works to advance equity for our patients in need.

OB Refugee and Asylee Case Navigation Leadership
  • Maria (Eliza) Garay, OB Refugee / Asylee Care Navigation Program Manager, OBGYN Surgical and Support Services Manager, Women & Infant Services
Program Overview
  • Guidance to pregnant patients through the UC San Diego Health Care system
  • Assist with access to pregnancy related services and information
  • Ensure that prenatal & follow-up care is available
  • Assist patients with acquiring appropriate social services
  • Help locate resources and support to meet patient needs
  • Enhanced patients’ healthcare experience
  • Reduced communication barriers between patient and care team
  • Obstetrics patients who identify as a refugee or asylum seeker
Program Access
  • Provider / Nurse create consult in EPIC- Refugee / Asylum Seeker Care Navigation
  • For UC San Diego Health patient referral process, see Tip Sheet: IP OB Consult to Refugee / Asylum Seeker Care Navigator Program. The tip sheet provides step-by-step system process for UCSD providers to refer a patient.
  • Patients in the hospital (triage and inpatient) or in UC San Diego Health clinics can be referred to our program.
Contact Information
Telephone: (619) 214-4624 | Email:
Obstetrics Refugee & Asylee Case Navigation Program

Patient Referral Process

UCSD providers Tip Sheet for OB Refugee and Asylee Case Navigation Program patient referral process

Tip Sheet