Most Refugee Resettlement Program participants received an overseas medical examination prior to coming to the U.S. Once here, refugees* are offered a health assessment within 90 days of their arrival (or 90 days of becoming eligible for services) at no charge to them, including vaccinations needed for adjustment of immigration status. These health services are administered by the Refugee Health Program provided at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. Refugees with identified health conditions are referred to primary care physicians and specialists for follow-up healthcare.
Health Assessment Services Offered:
Height, Weight & BMI Measurements
Hearing & Vision Exams
Complete Blood Count & Metabolic Panel
Ova & Parasite Screening
Hepatitis A & B
Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
Haemophilus influenza type B
*The term “refugee”, used in this website for convenience, is intended to encompass all categories of individuals who are eligible to participate in the refugee program.
World Refugee Day
On June 20th each year, at the Department of Health in Seminole County celebrates the strengths and contributions of refugees in our community in which we live. Here is more information on World Refugee Day.