Refugee Health Provider Resources

On this page:
Refugee Health Provider Guide
Forms for Health Screening
Clinician's Corner
Protocol Updates
Population-specific treatment resources
Minnesota Civil Surgeons

Clinical resources for health professionals who administer and coordinate the refugee health assessment exam, including forms for health screening, population-specific medical information, and an online refugee health CME module.

Refugee Health Provider Guide

Forms for Health Screening

An initial refugee health assessment is recommended for all primary refugees within 90 days of their arrival in Minnesota.

Population-specific treatment resources

    • CME Refugee Health Online Module
      Designed to help physicians understand health issues of refugee populations, including: tropical health, overseas medical examination requirements, reporting requirements for communicable diseases, and awareness of reimbursement options for medical services. From the Medical Society of the State of New York. Attention: Non-MDH link
    • Migrant Health Guide
      This guide from the United Kingdom is a "one stop shop" for information to support practitioners in assessing and treating migrant patients. It recognizes that these patients sometimes have health needs that are more complex than those of UK (or US) born patients. The resource covers a wide range of health issues but concentrates on the additional health concerns that should be considered for a migrant patient. Attention: Non-MDH link
    • EthnoMed
      Addresses cultural beliefs and medical issues on the health care of recent immigrants; includes clinical topics and multilingual patient education materials. Developed by Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington. Attention: Non-MDH link
    • Culturally Effective Care Toolkit
      A toolkit from the American Academy of Pediatrics on providing culturally effective care. Culturally effective care should "take into account the beliefs, values, actions, customs, and unique health care needs of distinct population groups." Attention: Non-MDH link

Minnesota Civil Surgeons

  • Minnesota Civil Surgeons
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)-designated medical providers in Minnesota who can sign off on the I-693 medical exam. Includes Civil Surgeons' Frequently Asked Questions and additional resources regarding the adjustment of status exam and immigration.

Updated Monday, December 30, 2013 at 08:45AM