Immigration Physical Specialist

Everest Urgent Care

Urgent Care, Medical Spa, & Primary Care located in Upper Darby, PA & Havertown, PA

When you apply for a green card in the United States, you typically need an immigration physical as part of the process. Everest Urgent Care has doctors who are approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to perform immigration physicals. To schedule your physical, call one of the convenient locations in Upper Darby and Havertown, Pennsylvania, or book a consultation online with Xiaobin Li, MD.

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What is an immigration physical?

If you’re new to the United States, you must take certain steps to stay here legally. A medical exam, or immigration physical, is required for lawful permanent residence — or what’s usually called a green card.

The exam must be performed by a doctor, who screens you for certain contagious diseases and medical conditions.

What happens during an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is an assessment of your overall medical condition. The physical exam typically includes:

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) of your heart
  • Chest X-ray

U.S. immigration laws require certain vaccines as part of your immigration physical. The specific vaccines you’re required to have depend on your age.

You generally must be vaccinated for:

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Pertussis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices

If you’ve already been vaccinated for any of these diseases or others, bring your vaccination records with you for your appointment at Everest Urgent Care. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated, your doctor makes a note of that on the Form I-693 by marking the vaccine as not recommended for your condition.

If you have your immigration physical during flu season (October 1 through March 31), you’re required to have the seasonal flu vaccine. You also need a test for tuberculosis, which is done in two stages. To get the results, you need to come back to Everest Urgent Care about 2-3 days after your first visit.

What should I expect after my immigration physical?

After the exam, your doctor fills out your I-693 form. This form is known as the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. After your physical, you send the completed form to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It’s also a good idea to make a copy of the completed form for your records.

If you’re new to the United States and interested in applying for permanent legal status, call or schedule a consultation online today at Everest Urgent Care for your medical exam.