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

The following guidelines were developed by CDC to assist State public health departments and medical professionals/clinicians in determining the best tests to perform based on evidence during routine post-arrival medical screening of refugees. These guidelines are intended as recommendations rather than as mandates.

Checklist and Disease-Specific Guidelines for Medical Screening

Domestic Medical Screening Checklist
This checklist has been developed to summarize the guidelines. For more details about any specific task, click the links within the text to read specific sections of the complete guidelines.

Full Text of All Domestic Guidelines

Currently 12 guidelines are available.

Development of the Guidelines / Authors

These guidelines are the culmination of a consensus process based on available evidence-based data. DGMQ began to develop the guidelines in September 2006. The guidelines are planned to encompass 14 areas to be addressed during the domestic medical screening visit or on the initial primary care follow-up visit. More