Broadway Family Clinic

Immigration Physicals

Immigration Physicals services offered in Pearland, TX

Immigration Physicals

Immigration Physicals services offered in Pearland, TX

People hoping to move to the United States from other countries must prove they’re fit and well. Kashif Siddiqui, MD, Sumera Muzaffar, MD, and the team at Broadway Family Clinic in Pearland, Texas, are authorized to perform immigration physicals so you can complete this part of your application. Call Broadway Family Clinic to learn more about the immigration physical process or request an appointment through the website’s online booking feature today.

Immigration Physicals Q & A

What are immigration physicals?

You must complete an immigration physical as part of an application to live in the United States. The procedure is similar to a routine medical checkup in most ways.

Immigration physicals are important because they protect people living in the community where you wish to relocate. Infectious diseases spread quickly, causing severe suffering and possibly death, so the US immigration authorities need to ensure anyone moving from another country isn’t carrying a serious illness.

Your immigration physical at Broadway Family Clinic confirms you’re healthy before your move. Your provider can also offer advice to help you stay healthy.

What happens at my immigration physical?

You must take certain documents to your immigration physical, including forms relating to the exam, your passport, and your medical records.

Before the immigration physical begins, your provider ensures you feel relaxed and comfortable. They inquire about your general health and well-being, then perform routine health checks, including the following:

  • Weight and height measurements
  • Blood pressure reading
  • Heartbeat and heart sounds
  • Respiration (breathing) rate and lung sounds
  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat exam
  • Checking for abdomen and lymph node abnormalities

Next, you undergo screenings for specific medical conditions. These include infectious diseases and other health problems on the US government’s banned list, like syphilis and tuberculosis.

After the immigration physical, your provider completes form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record). They give you a copy and return the completed form to the relevant US embassy or consulate, where it joins the rest of your immigration application.

Will I need immunizations during my immigration physical?

Before relocating to the US, you must be current with immunizations for certain diseases. Your Broadway Family Clinic provider checks the current vaccination records you bring to your appointment to see what you need. They can also take blood for onsite lab tests to determine if you have antibodies created after previous vaccinations. 

Diseases currently requiring immunization in the US include:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Current influenza and influenza type B

Your provider can give you any immunizations or boosters you need during your immigration physical.

Call Broadway Family Clinic to learn more or arrange an immigration physical. You can also use the online scheduling feature to book an appointment at any time.