Lifecare primary Medical Associates, PLLC. Katy.
What happens when I have an immigration physical?
To begin your immigration physical, your doctor helps you feel comfortable and relaxed. They talk to you about your overall health and well-being. They carry out some general health checks, including:
- Recording your height and weight
- Measuring your blood pressure
- Listening to your heart and lungs
- Examining your eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Palpating your abdomen and lymph nodes
The next stage is a series of screenings for certain medical conditions. There are infectious diseases and some mental and physical health problems that the US government lists as inadmissible, such as syphilis and tuberculosis.
When the physical is complete, your doctor fills out Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record), makes a copy for you, and sends the completed form to the US consulate or embassy for consideration as part of your immigration application.
Will I need any immunizations during an immigration physical?
You do need to be up to date with certain immunizations, which your doctor checks at your immigration physical.
If you have any records of current vaccinations, you should bring them with you, or you can undergo blood tests to check for immunization antibodies. You need immunization against:
- Flu Shot
The team at Life Care Primary Medical Associates gives you any immunizations or boosters that you require during your immigration physical.
What do I need to bring with me to my immigration physical?
When you attend your immigration physical at Life Care Primary Medical Associates, you need to bring:
- Vaccination records
- Appropriate forms
- Learning disability reports
- List of current medical conditions
- Any X-rays
- List of regular medications
- Any positive tuberculosis test certificate from your former doctor