Refugee Health

Tacoma-Pierce County Refugee Health Program is responsible for the screening of newly arrived refugees and asylees who enter and reside in Pierce County. The screening is also provided to those who migrate to Pierce County from other counties or states.

We partner with medical providers in the community to provide health screening.

Our refugee health screening includes:

  • Immunizations
  • Tuberculosis testing and treatment for those infected
  • HIV and STD testing
  • Stool testing for parasites
  • Anemia and lead screening
  • Physical assessment and examination
  • Referrals for dental, vision, and other medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Certification of Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (I-693 Form) for adjustment of permanent status (Permanent Resident Card or "Green Card")

Contact Tacoma-Pierce County Refugee Health Program at (253) 798-6410.

Resources: - Seven common myths about refugee resettlement in the United States. - Coming to America, new beginnings article.

A Guide to the Refugee Health Program:


Health Reach

Immigrant and Refugee Health (CDC)

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Tacoma Community House (TCH)