A refugee is an individual from a foreign country who desires to immigrate to the United States. Before arriving in the United States, refugees:
Request entrance into the United States because of political, religious or tribal persecution.
Are given refugee status by the United States
Complete a medical examination to make sure they do not have infectious diseases, physical or mental disorders that involve harmful behaviors or current problems with drug abuse or addiction.
When a refugee arrives in the United States they are encouraged to complete full physical. Refugees that reside in Scott County, are assigned a public health nurse to help them set up an exam and find a medical home