Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) Health Assessment Program

Description: The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Refugee Health Program seeks applications from qualified licensed health care providers/agencies located throughout New York State (exclusive of New York City) to provide health assessments for new refugee arrivals to the state. The refugee health assessment is designed to: identify individuals with health conditions not observed during or developing after the overseas exam; initiate appropriate immunizations; ensure refugees with problems identified are referred to primary and specialty care; eliminate barriers to successful resettlement and protect the health of the US population. Health Assessment services will be reimbursed at an all-inclusive per-capita screening rate; vaccines provided to adult refugees at the time of the health assessment are reimbursed according to the current CDC Vaccine Price List. Approved providers who enter into a contract with NYS DOH must meet requirements described in the Refugee Health Assessment Program application. Applications accepted on a continuous basis.

Requirements: Must be a licensed health care provider (i.e., physician, hospital, community health center, county health department or clinic); must demonstrate clinical and staffing capacity as well as experience in providing health screenings in accordance with established protocols to all eligible refugees; must employ bilingual staff, or provide interpreter services to overcome language barriers to care; must demonstrate established linkages to services not provided on site, including primary care and mental health services.


Refugee Health Coordinator
Bureau of Tuberculosis Control
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza — Corning Tower Building
Room 575
Albany, NY 12237-0669
(518) 474-4845
FAX: (518) 473-6164