What health screenings do refugees recieve?
All refugees must undergo, and pass, am exhaustive health screening overseas before being approved for resettlement in the United States. They are screened for communicable diseases and any important issues are communicated to their United States resettlement site in advance of their arrival. A record of the exam is sent with them when they travel to the United States. USCRI keeps a copy of these records in each family’s case file, the originals stay with the family. The refugee must bring these records with them to their domestic health screening, where a copy is made and kept in their medical file.