Guidance for the U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees

The domestic medical screening guidance is for state public health departments and health-care providers in the United States who conduct the initial medical screening for refugees. These screenings usually occur 30-90 days after the refugee arrives in the United States.

Guidance Development and Authors

Learn more about the guidance development process and authors.


Minnesota Department of Health (in partnership with CDC) developed an interactive tool for US clinicians, which customizes screening guidance for individual refugees based on age, sex, and country of origin.