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Refugee Health Assessment

Dakota County Public Health Department staff members work with private health care providers to offer new refugees a comprehensive screening examination and follow-up or referral. Refugee health assessments help diagnose health problems and help protect the health of others in Minnesota by treating communicable diseases.

Data from the assessments assists the Minnesota Department of Health to predict trends in diseases, set policy, and assess needs for services.

Green Card Vaccination Form for Refugees
Refugees who need to submit Form I-693 to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can make an appointment with the Dakota County Public Health Department.

Eligibility requirements

  • You must be a refugee.
  • You must have lived in the United States at least nine months.
  • Your vaccinations must be up-to-date before you schedule an appointment. If you have health insurance, get the vaccinations at your clinic. If you do not have health insurance, you can get vaccinations at the Dakota County Public Health Department.
  • You must pay for the assessment. The current fee is $81 per person.


It can take up to four weeks to process the paperwork, so if you need your I-693 form processed more quickly than that, contact another Civil Surgeon.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 952-891-7500.

Last updated: 11/15/2012 3:05 AM