Pennsylvania's Refugee Health Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (PA DPW) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) have entered into an agreement to increase the Commonwealth’s capacity to control communicable diseases that may result from the arrival of new refugees through the establishment of the Refugee Health Program.  The goal of this program is to ensure that all newly arrived refugees receive comprehensive health screening as soon as possible after entering into the United States.  These screenings protect the public’s health against communicable diseases, identify health problems that have been overlooked or developed subsequent to the overseas medical exam, and provide a level of care necessary for a supportive and successful resettlement.

The PA DOH Refugee Health Program encourages medical providers across the Commonwealth interested in joining the network of participating providers performing refugee health services within Pennsylvania to complete our Participating Provider Agreement (PPA). For more information, please visit the Refugee Health Program webpage.