Refugee health

Health and well-being are fundamental to successful refugee resettlement and integration. Learn about refugee health in Massachusetts.

The United States has a long tradition of granting refuge to those fleeing persecution. Refugees arrive in the U.S. on special humanitarian visas, which is one of the central tenets of the U.S. refugee policy. Upon arrival, all refugees are eligible for a comprehensive health assessment which is tailored to meet their unique experiences and needs. In Massachusetts, the Department of Public Health plays an important role in coordinating medical screening services for refugees arriving in the state.

Contact Information


Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
305 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



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