Ukrainian Clinical Guidance - Minnesota Department of Health

Ukrainian Clinical Guidance
Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health

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Currently, over 9 million Ukrainian nationals have fled their country, primarily in neighboring countries, for safety reasons. Refer to Operational Data Portal: Ukraine Refugee Situation for the latest. The U.S. has agreed to receive 100,000 Ukrainians as part of the USCIS: Uniting for Ukraine program launched on April 21, 2022. As part of this program, U.S. based family members, friends, community members are able sponsor individuals or families. Both sponsors and beneficiaries need to meet the eligibility criteria to participate in this program.

Ukrainians who may have already traveled or may travel independently to join family or friends. Many have come through the southern border and have been given a humanitarian protection status. Those who have been residing in the U.S. before the war may qualify for USCIS: Temporary Protected Status for 18 months. We also expect a number of arrivals who will enter the U.S. as refugees through the Lautenberg program, as referenced at U.S. Department of State: U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Access Categories.

Brief overview for clinicians caring for Ukrainian new arrivals

The workgroup has produced a brief overview that highlights the cultural and language considerations, potential health concerns, history and content of prior health screenings, and access to health care when they resettle in their final destination.

Brief Overview for Clinicians Caring for Ukrainian New Arrivals (PDF)
Updated 7/15/22

Health screening and care

Household health and safety

Health profiles

Translated materials

Benefits and eligibility

Other resources

Updated Monday, 19-Sep-2022 10:18:37 CDT