Public health agency for Snohomish County
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Refugee Screening
The Refugee Health Program is housed within the TB Control Program and is responsible for the state-side screening of newly arrived foreign-born refugees immigrating to Snohomish County.
Services provided through refugee screening:
  • Basic health screening interview
  • Screening for Tuberculosis, anemia, blood pressure
  • Immunizations
  • Referrals for other health conditions
Who is eligible?
Newly arrived refugees, asylees, or immigrants who have arrived in the United States from a country where TB is common.
What to bring to make your first appointment:
  • Medical examination information of refugee applicant
  • Chest X-ray done during Visa medical
  • Immunization records
  • Refugee applicant’s passport
  • I-94 card
  • Medicaid coupon if available
What happens at the screening appointments?
At the first appointment
  • Interview
  • Skin test placed
  • Finger stick for anemia
  • Blood drawn if needed
  • Immunization records reviewed
At the second visit (three days later)
  • Questions answered
  • Skin test read
  • Vaccinations provided
  • Referral for a chest X-ray if needed
Referrals to community health care providers as needed
Contact Info
Tuberculosis Control (TB) Program
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425.339.5225
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed daily 12:00 – 1:00 pm for lunch
By appointment and referral only


Last Reviewed and updated 5/13/2009