Minnesota Civil Surgeons

A brief overview of the role of the civil surgeon and a list of USCIS-designated medical providers in Minnesota who can sign off on the I-693 medical exam.

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Understanding the Role of the Civil Surgeon
For Immigrants
For Refugees
More Information
Minnesota Civil Surgeons List

Understanding the Role of the Civil Surgeon and Adjustment of Status for Refugees

Immigrants who have been in the U.S. for one year may complete medical evaluations to adjust their status and obtain a Green Card. The medical evaluation requirements are different for refugees and immigrants, so it is important to first determine whether the individual is designated as a refugee or an immigrant. In most cases your patient will know their designation. If they do not know, ask to see their “I-94” card. As a general rule, a refugee will have the word "refugee" printed on their I-94 card.

For Immigrants (including asylees and parolees)

  • A complete medical examination including immunizations* is required.
  • The exam must be completed by a civil surgeon (a physician officially designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS) or their designee.
  • The USCIS Form I-693 is used for this exam and must be signed by the civil surgeon.

For Refugees

  • For refugees who arrived to the U.S. without a Class A condition only immunizations* need to be reviewed and updated.
  • For refugees who arrived to the U.S. with a Class A condition the entire medical exam is required, including any necessary vaccinations.
  • Refugees must meet vaccination requirements according to age-appropriate recommendations by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). Because completion of a vaccine series often requires several months, applicants are required to complete at least one dose of each vaccine by the time of assessment for the I-693, and are encouraged to follow up with a primary health care provider to complete the series.
  • The USCIS Form I-693 is used to record immunizations and must be signed by the civil surgeon or by a physician affiliated with the local public health agency completing the review. Use the most current I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • All refugees who are applying for adjustment of status and only need to submit the vaccination record should submit the entire Form I-693, but only need to complete the following sections:
    • Part 1: Information about you
    • Part 2: Section 5. Vaccinations
    • Part 5: Civil surgeon's certification
      OR
    • Part 6: Health department's identifying information

*To avoid high out-of-pocket expenses, refugees and immigrants with insurance should go to their own primary clinic to complete or update immunizations prior to contacting a civil surgeon. For uninsured refugees and immigrants, immunizations are usually available at lower cost at the local public health agency in the county in which they reside. NOTE: Prices may vary among clinics.

For More Information

  • Additional guidance is available from the MDH Refugee Health Program at 651-201-5414.

Minnesota Civil Surgeons List

County

Agency

Civil Surgeon and Contact Information

Notes

Blue Earth MANKATO CLINIC

Dr. Rath

1809 Adams St.
Mankato, MN 56001

507-625-1811

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
Dakota

DAKOTA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Dr. Holtan

Dakota County Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

952-891-7500

  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, only who live in Dakota County, including vaccinations if needed
  • Processing takes 2-4 weeks after required immunizations received. Must call for an appointment.

2530 Horizon Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed

Clinic does not bill insurance.

MD PHYSICALS, INC.

Dr. Partida-Ruesga

14135 Cedar Ave. #300
Apple Valley, MN 55124

952-431-9655

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
Douglas MIDWAY MEDICAL CLINIC

Dr. Radjenovich

119 30th Ave. W.
Alexandria, MN 56308

320-763-6452

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
Freeborn MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM / ALBERT LEA

Dr. Ulrich

404 W. Fountain St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007

507-337-6278
507-373-2384

  • Full I-693 Medical exam
Hennepin AA PHYSICIANS

Dr. Axelrod

6545 France Ave So,
Ste #125
Edina, MN 55435

952-846-7446

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed

No insurance accepted.

AMERICAN IMMIGRATIONS OF TWIN CITIES MEDICAL CLINIC

Dr. Oldenburg
Dr. Green

3264 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

612-285-9996

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
  • For vaccination assessment, paperwork completed same day; all other paperwork returned within 2-3 days. Appointments generally available within 2 days.
AXIS MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Mohamed
Dr. Semakula
Dr. Odegard

1801 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

612-823-2947

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
BOYNTON HEALTH SERVICE

Dr. Risdahl
Dr. McCollister
Dr. Krzmarzick
Dr. Park

410 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-3222

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
CENTRAL AVENUE CLINIC

Dr. Price-Isuk
Dr. Jankowski

2610 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

612-781-6816

  • Full I-693 medical exam

CROWN MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Onyekaba
Dr. Bacaner
Dr. Nguyen

1925 First Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55403

612-871-4354
612-978-3783

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccination if needed.
  • Walk-ins accepted before 4pm.

CUHCC
Community-University Health Care Center

Dr. Haddow
Dr. Lipato
Dr. Reif
Dr. Borowsky

2001 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3089

612-638-0700

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
FREEMONT CLINIC- NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTHSOURCE

Dr. Vint

3300 Freemont Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

612-588-9411

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
GREEN CENTRAL CLINIC

Dr. Rabie

324 E. 35th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

612-821-3552

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH DEPT. – IMMUNIZATION SERVICES

Hennepin County Public Health

3 rotating walk-in locations: Downtown Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and Bloomington;
Must call for specific sites, days and times.

612-348-2884 Automated phone line in English, Spanish, Somali, Oromo

Information on Bloomington Clinic call
952-563-8900

  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, only, including vaccinations if needed. (Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center locations only)
  • Processing takes up to 2 weeks. Hennepin mails out most forms when ready. Immunizations are offered only for those who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover immunizations.

Dr. Tsukayama

525 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

612-543-5555

  • Full I-693 medical exam only
  • Call to schedule exam and assess immunization needs.
HENNEPIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER PEDIATRICS

Dr. Maroushek
Dr. Pryce

701 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

612-873-6963

  • Full I-693 medical exam only
JOHNSON STREET MEDICAL CLINIC

Dr. P. Trites
Dr. M. Trites
Dr. Nomo

2904 Johnson St. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55418

612-782-0900

  • Full I-693 medical exam only
MIDPOINT MEDICAL CLINIC

Dr. Kerandi

7240 Brooklyn Blvd.
Suite 200
Brooklyn Park, MN 55429

763-208-0677

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
MIDWEST PAIN RELIEF, PA

Dr. Hollington

2929 4th Ave. S.
Suite 207
Minneapolis, MN 55408

612-454-1505

  • Full  I- 693 medical exam
PARK AVENUE FAMILY PRACTICE

Dr. K.E. Lee
Dr. S.S. Lee

2707 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

612-874-8811

  • Full I-693 medical exam (weekend only)

DR. AKBAR SAJADY

Dr. Sajady

4400 Oliver Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

612-522-3391

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
SHERIDAN NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTHSOURCE

Dr. Benzie
Dr. Bresette

342 13th Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413

612-362-4111

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed

TWIN CITIES MEDICAL CLINIC

Dr. Green
Dr. Oldenburg

3264 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

612-285-9996

  • Full I-693 medical exam
V KARE CLINIC

Dr. Hussain

11209 Commerce Dr. N.
Champlin, MN 55316

763-323-6564

  • Full I-693 medical exam only
Kandiyohi AFFILIATED COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS/WILLMAR

Dr. Mellema

1010 Wilmar Ave. S.W.
Wilmar, MN 56201

320-231-5029

  • Full I-693 medical exam (Marshall location only)
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed (both locations)
Koochiching RAINY LAKE MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Helleloid

2501 Keenan Drive
International Falls, MN 56649

218-283-9431

 
Lyon AFFILIATED COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS/MARSHALL

Dr. Kremer
Dr. Odland

1420 E. College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258

507-532-1114

  • Full I-693 medical exam (Marshall location only)
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed (both locations)
Nobles AVERA WORTHINGTON SPECIALTY CLINICS

Dr. Clark

1216 Ryans Rd. Worthington, MN 56187

507-372-2921

  • Full I-693 medical exam
SANFORD CLINIC WORTHINGTON

Dr. Patel

1680 Diagonal Rd.
Worthington, MN 56187

507-372-3800

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
Olmsted MAYO CLINIC

Dr. Cowl
Dr. Rehman
Dr. Hagen
Dr. Owen
Dr. Molella
Dr. Trippel
Dr. Buchta

200 First St.
Rochester, MN 55904

507-284-4251

  • Full I-693 medical exam
OLMSTED PUBLIC HEALTH

Dr. Sally Trippel

2100 Campus Drive, SE, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55904

507-328-7500

 
Ramsey

ASPEN MEDICAL GROUP

Dr. Raines

1850 Beam Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109

651-779-2500

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed

Dr. Raines prefers to update immunizations himself, but each individual must check with his/her insurance to make sure services at Aspen would be covered.

CENTRAL MEDICAL CLINIC

Dr. Morales

393 N Dunlap St. LL34
St. Paul, MN 55104

651-644-6002

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed

COMPLETE HOME HEALTH SERVICES

Dr. Nomo-Ongolo

Silver Lake Plaza Bldg.
4001 Stinson Blvd. N.E. Suite LL32
St. Anthony, MN 55421

612-788-2273

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Call to schedule exam and assessment of immunization needs.
EZY URGENT CARE

Dr. Perelman

1001 Jahnson Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55106

651-646-0028

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
GILLETTE CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE
(Phalen Lifetime Clinic)

Dr. Meininger

200 University Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55101

651-290-8707

  • Patients with childhood onset disabilities only
  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
  • Must bring proof of vaccinations as clinic does not provide immunizations. Clinic accepts insurance.

HEALTHPARTNERS &
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH

Dr. Perelman

451 N. Dunlap St.
MS 32700A
St. Paul, MN 55104

952-967-7201

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
  • Does not accept U-Care or Metropolitan Health Care.
  • Specializes in immigrant health care and offers a wide range of services for immigrants whether they arrived yesterday or have been in the country for many years.
HEALTHEAST GRAND AVE CLINIC

Dr. Moche

870 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

651-326-5650

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
HEALTHEAST ROSELAWN CLINIC

Dr. Letts
Dr. Jewett
Dr. Stanton
Dr. Velasco

1983 Sloan Place
Suite 1
St. Paul, MN 55117

651-326-5700

  • Full I-693 Medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees including vaccinations if needed.
MINNESOTA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Dr. Kipp

1661 St. Anthony Ave. 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55104

651-968-5300

  • Full I-693 medical exam

ST. PAUL-RAMSEY COUNTY  PUBLIC HEALTH

Dr. Holtan

555 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101

651-266-1249

  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, only, including vaccinations if needed
  • Clients seen by appointment only. Call to schedule.
  • Clients need to bring their I-94 card and copy of their immunization records.
  • Processing takes 2 weeks. It may be sooner if the individual already has completed all required immunizations.
ST. PAUL FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Xiong

1239 Payne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55130

651-209-8353

  • Full I-693 medical exam
ST. PAUL PRIMARY CARE

Dr. Lee

1345 Thompson Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55075

651-451-2711

  • Full I-693 medical exam

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

Dr. Benfield
Dr. Nesvig

153 Cesar Chavez St.
St. Paul, MN 55107

651-222-1816

  • Full I-693 medical exam
  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed
Roseau

ALTRU HEALTH SYSTEM

Dr. Anderson

711 Delmore Drive
Roseau, MN 56751

218-463-1365

  • Full I-693 medical exam only
Washington STILLWATER MEDICAL GROUP

Dr. Hipp

1500 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082

651-275-3330

  • Review and process paperwork for I-693 for refugees, including vaccinations if needed

Updated Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 02:48PM