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Refugee Health Screening

Washington’s Refugee Health Screening program, in partnership with local health jurisdictions, health providers, and refugee resettlement agencies, provides a comprehensive health screening exam to all new refugees.

The purpose of the health exam is to:

  • Follow up on any conditions identified in the overseas medical examination.
  • Identify and treat persons with communicable diseases to reduce the spread of infectious disease.
  • To identify conditions that may adversely impact a person’s ability to become self-sufficient.

Want to Know More?

Learn about the components of the Health Screening Exam

Access the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC).

Contact a health screening provider in your area.

ORIA Program Manager Contact Information: 

Sherrill Hilliard

(360) 725-4527

sherrill.hilliard@dshs.wa.gov