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Immigration Exams

Immigration Exams

Eastway Medical Clinic

Eastway Medical Clinic and Urgent Care in Charlotte North Carolina has experienced civil surgeons-doctors specifically designated by the U. S. government-who will perform the required medical examination for you at the shortest possible and at a reasonable fee. Call now to schedule an appointment; you may also schedule  online, or simply walk-in.

What is Immigration Medical Exam?

This is a medical examination you have to undergo when you apply for a U.S. green card (lawful permanent resident status).  The purpose behind the examination is to ensure that you do not have health-related grounds that would deem you in admissible to the United States. Only civil surgeons, which are doctors specifically designated by the U.S government must perform the required medical examination. You cannot simply undergo the medical examination with your regular doctor.

What should you bring for the medical examination?

  • Valid passport or other government issued photo identification;
  • Your vaccination records;
  • If you are adjusting status, a copy of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and
  • Vaccination Record;
  • If you are being treated for a chronic medical condition or taking medications on a regular basis, a list of the medications (also be prepared to explain your conditions);
  • If you’ve had a previous positive skin test for tuberculosis (TB) bring a letter from your doctor indicating the circumstances of the positive test result, indicating any treatment prescribed and how long it lasted.
  • If you have ever been diagnosed with tuberculosis, syphilis, psychiatry or mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse, harmful or violent behavior bring your records from your doctor/s.

Vaccinations

The civil surgeon will look over your vaccination records and let you know if you will need any vaccinations in order to complete your immigration medical exam. If you have received all required vaccinations and have all necessary records, you will not need to receive any additional vaccinations. If you have received vaccinations in the past but do not have your vaccination records, you have the option of having blood titers drawn to prove your immunity. If you have had a full series of vaccinations in the past, the blood titers will prove that you are immune to the disease and do not require the vaccinations. However, if a blood titer comes back as not immune, the vaccination will then require.

What will the doctor examine and administer?

Standard Physical
The doctor will conduct a standard physical during which he looks at your eyes, ears, nose and throat, extremities, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and external genitalia. They will also listen to your heart and your breathing.

Screening Tests

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
All applicants two years of age or older are required to have a test for tuberculosis. This is tested via blood test. Children younger than age two are required to have TB test only if there is evidence of contact with a person known to have TB or if there is other reason to suspect TB. If evidence of TB infection is found, a chest X-ray is required. Pregnant women must still undergo the X-ray if the TB test is found to be positive.

Syphilis Blood Test
All applicants age 15 and older are required to be tested for syphilis by USCIS, as well as applicants 14 and under who have symptoms of syphilis or a history of syphilis. The syphilis screening is a blood draw to determine if the applicant has syphilis. If syphilis is detected, the applicant will need to be treated before the I-693 form can be completed.

Gonorrhea Urine Test
All applicants age 15 and older are required to be tested for gonorrhea by USCIS, as well as applicants 14 and under who have symptoms of gonorrhea or a history of gonorrhea. The gonorrhea screening is a simple urine collection. If gonorrhea is detected in the sample, the applicant will need to be treated before the I-693 forms can be completed.

If you need an immigration examination, visit Eastway Medical Clinic and Urgent Care in Charlotte North Carolina and our doctors who are experienced Civil Surgeons will assist you in obtaining your report at a reasonable price and at  the shortest possible time.

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Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care 1220 Eastway Drive Charlotte, NC 28205

Phone: 704 360 8893

Fax: 704 626 6515

hours of operation

Monday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday

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