Refugee Resettlement in Washington State

Domestic Medical Screening Examination

Washington’s Refugee and Immigrant Health Program partners with the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance, local health jurisdictions, and healthcare providers to provide a comprehensive medical screening examination in accordance with the CDC Guidance for the U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees.  The Washington State Domestic Medical Screening Guidelines provides state-specific guidance for this screening examination.

The domestic medical screening program was established as part of the Refugee Act of 1980. All refugees and other eligible individuals should receive this comprehensive medical examination that screens for a wide range of infectious diseases and non-communicable conditions.  The domestic medical screening provides clinicians with an opportunity to follow-up on or identify new health concerns that may hinder successful resettlement and self-sufficiency, to promote wellbeing, and to connect refugees with routine and specialty care.

Domestic Medical Screening Clinics

Refugee resettlement agencies provide initial support for refugees, including finding a place to live, connection to health care, and cultural orientation within the first 90 days after arrival in the US. Clinics which provide the domestic medical screening examination are located in Benton-Franklin, Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane counties.


Benton-Franklin Health District
Address: 7102 West Okanogan Place
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: 509-460-4200


Sea Mar Vancouver Medical Clinic - Salmon Creek
Address: 14508 NE 20th Avenue, Suite 102
Vancouver, WA 98686
Phone: 360-852-9070


Public Health Seattle and King County
Downtown Public Health Center -
Refugee Health Screening

Address: 2124 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-477-8214


Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Address: 3629 South D Street
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-798-6410


Snohomish County Health Department
Address: 3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-339-5225


Unify Community Health - Mission Avenue

Address: 120 West Mission Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-326-4343