Sandbay Urgent Care is a walk-in immigration medical exam facility. Our physicians are civil surgeons certified by USCIS to provide immigration medical check-ups for U.S. permanent resident (Green Card) applicants.
Immigration Medical Exam
For the U.S. permanent resident (Green Card) applicants.
Here’s what to expect from our clinicians during your immigration medical exam:
• We provide the most up to date I-693 forms so all you need to bring with you is your passport and vaccination records
• You may eat or drink before the examination
• Most health plans do not cover immigration medical exams. Please get in touch with your insurance for more details. For self-pay we accept cash, credit cards
Once you arrive at our offices, you will be asked to fill out the top part of Form I-693. Do not sign until one of our doctors sees you and asks you to do so.
The exam itself will cover:
1) A complete physical examination
2) An evaluation for tuberculosis. You will need to come back to the physician’s office in a day or two for the reading of the result
3) Blood test for syphilis
4) We check your records to see if you require any vaccinations. If vaccination is required, most vaccinations can be done in-house so there is no need to go elsewhere
5) For vaccination that is done in series, the first dosage is enough for the completion of your Green Card medical form. We do recommend that you complete the vaccination cycle later. The team at Urgent Way will share information on future vaccination schedules
Physical examinations are intended to ensure that you don’t have certain serious communicable medical conditions, such as smallpox, yellow fever, tuberculosis, cholera or diphtheria. Doctors also check for evidence of other physical or medical disorders or drug addiction. When the civil surgeon conducts your examination, he will check your:
- Lymph nodes
- External genitals
A chest X-ray and blood test may also be required, although children younger than 15 generally aren’t required to have these tests. Blood tests check for several communicable diseases, including gonorrhea, tuberculosis, Hansen’s disease and syphilis.
What vaccinations are needed?
In order to satisfy immigration requirements, you’ll need to prove that you have been vaccinated against a variety of diseases, including:
Vaccines / Boosters Required
• Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
• Haemophilus influenzae type B
• Hepatitis A & B
• Meningococcal disease
• Pneumococcal pneumonia