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Refugee Health Services

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Domestic Medical Exam

The Office of Global Michigan partners with local clinics and healthcare professionals to provide the Domestic Medical Exam (DME) for refugees and other eligible newcomers. The DME is a medical exam designed in accordance with the CDC Guidance for the U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees, specifically for refugees, and is free for eligible individuals. This comprehensive medical exam supports successful resettlement and self-sufficiency by identifying and following-up on health concerns, promoting wellbeing, and connecting refugees to routine and specialty care. OGM currently supports refugee health clinics in eight regions in Michigan, which specialize in refugee healthcare, the DME, and newcomer support.

  • Lansing
  • Grand Rapids
  • Flint
  • Dearborn and Warren
  • Battle Creek
  • Traverse City
  • Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor
  • Kalamazoo
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Health Promotion

The Refugee Health Promotion (RHP) program funds grant recipients to provide direct services to promote newcomers’ health and wellbeing. The primary goals for RHP programing include opportunities to increase health literacy, coordinating physical and mental health care, and organizing wellness groups. Partners and community-based organizations are given the opportunity to design programs focusing on women’s health and empowerment, mental health, group support, health and wellness education, and connection to medical care.

For more information about the DME or RHP, please email