Foreign-born/Refugee Health Program


The Foreign-born/Refugee Health program works in partnership with local resettlement agencies (Exodus and Catholic Charities), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), FSSA, and healthcare providers to provide eligible clients with culturally and linguistically appropriate health screenings, assessments, and referrals. Our population includes refugees, secondary refugees, asylees, parolees, victims of human trafficking, and those seeking to become permanent U.S. residents.

Mission: To provide medical screening and care to all eligible clients thereby promoting disease prevention, meet client initial healthcare needs, and assist in the facilitation of establishing a long-term primary care home.

Vision: All eligible clients will have access to preventive and curative medical care that contributes significantly to their health and well-being as well as  to the public health of their new communities.


Screening Services

All eligible clients are provided an initial health screening within 30 days of their U.S. arrival. Additionally, each client is scheduled 2-3 weeks after their initial health screening with a Family medicine physician to address and acute needs and complete a full history/physical examination. These screenings are based on the CDC domestic health screening guidelines and include a complete health history assessment, physical examination, diagnostic tests, screening for communicable diseases of public health significance, immunizations, assessment of mental health and social service needs, and referrals to health care providers for further medical evaluation.
Individuals who are seeking to adjust their status to permanent residency can schedule an appointment to be seen by a civil surgeon by calling 317-221-2115. Please review the Adjustment of Status Examinations for more information on the process for completing the I-693 document.

USCIS I-693 document

Adjustment of Status Examinations 

Nurse of the Day (NOD) schedule (to complete immunization/vaccines and Tuberculosis screening)

Bellflower Clinic  (to complete syphilis and gonorrhea screenings) 


Additional Resources

Catholic Charities Indianapolis, Refugee and Immigrant Services

Exodus Refugee Immigration

Immigrant Welcome Center

  • Can assist with interpreter services for clinic appointments
  • 317-803-2326

CDC’s Immigrant and Refugee Health

Indiana State Department of Health Refugee Health Program 

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, & Migration

U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement

Vaccine Requirements