Refugee Health Services

The Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Refugee Health Services (RHS) contracts with the U.S. Committee For Refugees and Immigrants to oversee refugee health screening in Harris County. Refugees are officially recognized individuals by the U.S. government. Texas is the second largest refugee resettlement state in the United States.

In operation for over 10 years, we are the only screening clinic for refugees in Harris County and we currently serve as the largest Refugee Health Screening Program in the state. 

The following population groups are eligible for free services: 

  • Afghan Humanitarian Parolee (AHP)
  • Amerasian 
  • Asylee
  • Cuban/Haitian Entrant 
  • Ukrainian and Non-Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee 
  • Refugee 
  • Special Immigrant Visa 
  • Victim of Human Trafficking

The HCPH RHSP provides the following free services:

  • Physical examinations
  • Screening for Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Immunizations
  • Basic screening laboratory tests
  • Referrals to primary care providers

The provider may ask the patient about their:

  • Nutritional well-being
  • Reproductive health
  • Mental health
  • Dental health
  • Hearing and vision

Records of the services provided may be used when obtaining an I-693. HCPH does not provide full civil surgeon immigration medical exams. For a full list of approved civil surgeon providers, please visit

Refugee Health Screening Program (RHSP) Locations:

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Appointments only. 

Email us for additional information about our program.

Outreach Center

7447 Harwin Drive, Suite 180
Houston, Texas 77036
Phone: (713) 274-2599
Fax: (713) 437-4611

voluntary resettlement agencies

We collaborate with the following voluntary resettlement agencies. They assist refugees with these services:

  • Housing
  • Job training
  • School enrollment
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Applying for Medicaid and Social Security

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, however, we recommend calling before you arrive.

Interfaith Ministries

3303 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 533-4900
Fax: (713) 524-6129

Catholic Charities

2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 526-4611

Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

6420 Hillcroft Ave.
Houston, TX 77081
Phone: (713) 776-4700


3110 Hayes Rd, Ste 400
Houston, TX 77082
Phone: (713) 339-9015

To learn more about federal and state refugee programs, go to: