Promoting health is a crucial part of resettlement. In order to succeed at school or work, you need to take care of your health. Parents need to take care of their health so they can help their children succeed. USCRI helps refugees and other eligible groups lay a solid foundation for a healthy start through its medical screening program.
Through the medical screening program, refugees and other eligible groups in Texas and Missouri get a comprehensive medical exam soon after arriving to the U.S. or when they are eligible. Some people refer to the medical exam as the “domestic health assessment”. During the medical screening a doctor may ask about the patient’s nutritional well-being, reproductive health, mental health, dental health, hearing and vision. The doctor may also order some lab work to test for certain health conditions. When it is needed, the doctor may give the patient medication for treatment.
USCRI partners with local resettlement agencies, federally qualified health centers, local health departments or district hospitals, laboratories, and a pharmaceutical wholesaler to coordinate the medical screening program. Local resettlement agencies refer patients to the screening program clinics to schedule appointments.