Immigration Physical Exams in Pearland, TX
Broadway Family Clinic offers immigration physical exams to people who are applying to become permanent resident in the USA. For more information, call us or book an online appointment. We serve patients from Pearland, TX and surrounding areas.
Table of Contents:
What do they check in an immigration physical?
What medical tests are required for immigration?
What should I bring to an immigration physical?
What medical conditions prevent immigration?
Immigration physical exams are a routine part of applying to become a permanent resident in the United States. This exam is sometimes referred to as a green card medical exam. These physical exams must be done by a doctor who has been authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Broadway Family Clinic has doctors who are certified by the U.S. to do immigration physical exams.
The immigration physical exam will check on your medical history, immunization history, and current health. The doctor will do blood tests to check for communicable diseases like tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhea, and leprosy. These diseases are a public health risk. Children under 15 are normally not tested for syphilis or gonorrhea. The doctor will check for mental well-being, especially mental illnesses that are related to harmful or violent behaviors. You will also be examined for signs of drug abuse or addiction.
If you are between 18 and 64 years old, you will require immunizations against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and possibly flu vaccines. Pregnant women may not need to have some of the vaccines.
Immigration physicals are different from standard physical exams. The purpose of the immigration physical is to screen for specific medical conditions that are considered public health and safety concerns by the U.S. government. The doctor does not need to examine or treat patients for diseases or medical conditions that the U.S. government does not deem relevant.
The tests that are required for the immigration physical will check for diseases that are considered to be public health risks.
Tests will be done to check for communicable diseases, including tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhea, and leprosy.
Tests will also be done to check for quarantinable diseases, including cholera, diphtheria, viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Lassa, and Marburg), yellow fever, infectious tuberculosis, measles, plague, smallpox, severe respiratory infections (COVID-19, SARS, Middle East respiratory syndrome and novel flu viruses).
There will also be tests done to check for any diseases that are of concern according to the World Health Organization.
People will feel nervous about getting the immigration physical. Being prepared will make the process easier and help it to go smoothly. There are specific documents that you will need to have with you. If you have questions about these, call us and we can help understand what you need.
You will need to bring Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record). The doctor uses this form to record the results of your physical. Please have pages 1-4 of the form completed before you arrive.
Other items that you need to bring:
– Government-issued photo identification, such as a passport, state ID, travel permit, driver’s license, or work permit.
– Your immunization or vaccine records. You must have proof of immunizations. If you have not received vaccinations, you can receive them during the exam at an extra cost.
– Copy of your medical history.
– Copies of chest X-rays, if you have them.
– A note from your doctor if you have existing health issues.
– A form of payment for the exam.
The Department of Health and Human Services designated certain communicable diseases to be public health concerns, gonorrhea, Hansen’s Disease (leprosy), syphilis, and tuberculosis. If you have syphilis, Hansen’s Disease, and you are not contagious, you are allowed to enter the U.S. It is only if you are infectious that you will not be admissible. If you have tuberculosis and it is in the active stage, you are inadmissible.
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