Immigration Physicals in Pasadena and Severna Park
Our Urgent Care Center Is Certified to Perform I-693 Exams
WiseCare Urgent Care offers immigration medical exam physicals at our main location in Pasadena. These immigration medical exams are required for individuals applying for citizenship, seeking permanent residency, or applying for a green card. These applicants must have an immigration physical before they can be approved.
It is mandatory that the immigration physical exam be completed by a designated civil surgeon so the exam is valid. Dr. Perry Weisman is certified to perform immigration physicals, and is a designated civil surgeon for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). He is experienced with the medical requirements of these immigration examinations.
The results of the examination will be provided to an immigration officer and may be shared with appropriate United States health authorities.
Services & Fees
Our designated civil surgeon will perform the required immigration medical exam (I-693 Exam) in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services for immigrants or employers who hire employees originating from another country.
Each evaluation includes an examination performed according to the medical guidelines established by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services and Centers for Disease Control. The civil surgeon will record the exam results on Form I-693 for the applicant to return to the USCIS (INS).
Our location in Pasadena as well as in Severna Park performs immigration medical examinations most days of the week and our civil surgeon is often able to examine patients the same day they call for an appointment. We accept proof of vaccination done elsewhere.
Those looking to get an immigration medical physical have three options.
Complete immigration physical examination, which includes:
- A physical examination and completion of all the necessary paperwork
- Tuberculin (skin test) and interpretation
- Vaccinations status verification
- Blood Draw for any required lab tests
Another option is a physical exam only, which includes a reduced cost if you only require a medical exam. Additional services that may be required are not included in the price, but are offered or can be arranged in our office for an additional fee. If necessary, vaccinations, laboratory testing, and follow-up chest x-ray for TB testing are performed for an additional fee, as needed.
Your third option is the supplemental form, without additional medical services. If you receive a letter for USCIS stating that you need a supplemental medical exam, our civil surgeons can perform it. A supplemental form only covers the immunization portion of the exam, and is not for people needing a physical or TB skin test.
What to Bring
Patients are advised to bring the following to their immigration medical exam:
- Photo Identification
- Valid, government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport (preferred).
- I-94 (if available)
- Alien registration number, if available
- A copy of any prior immunization, vaccinations, and shot records
- Hospital or clinic records, including proof of prior treatment for tuberculosis or other infectious disease
- Prior chest x-rays and/or other diagnostic tests
- Any mental health records
- An Immigration Physical Form I-693, pre-completed with your information
The full immigration exam is simple and requires a few basic steps mentioned below and can be done in one office visit.
- Basic immigration physical exam and mental status evaluation – per USCIS medical requirement, the civil surgeon’s medical exam must include a search for any signs of infectious diseases involving the entire body, sometimes including private areas.
- Blood test – applicants age 15 and older are required to have a serologic blood test for syphilis (RPR). As of 2010, applicants are no longer required to have HIV testing. Applicants under age 15 may require syphilis testing at the discretion of the civil surgeon, or if there is reason to suspect the possibility of infection. All applicants will require certain lab titers if they opt to waive the corresponding vaccinations.
- Urine test – applicants age 15 years and older are required to have a urine gonorrhea test. Applicants under age 15 may require gonorrhea testing at the discretion of the civil surgeon, or if there is reason to suspect the possibility of infection.
- Tuberculosis skin test – Applicants age two and older are required to have a tuberculin skin test (TST) performed. This test requires a return visit to the office within 48 – 72 hours after administration. If the test reading is greater than 5 mm of induration a chest X-ray will be required.
- Proof of vaccinations or blood titer to prove immunity – Most adults require proof of vaccination for tetanus-diphtheria TD (within the last 5 years), measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox). Blood titer is a test that proves a person has immunity or antibodies for a particular disease. We will review your vaccination history with you to determine whether you have all the required vaccinations. Please bring all vaccination records to your scheduled appointment for the immigration medical exam.
After the Exam
Once the immigration medical examination is completed the civil surgeon will certify Form I-693 with the test results and vaccination history in a sealed envelope to present to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE.
Turn in the envelope with your immigration application. A copy of your blood test results will be provided for you to keep after results have been discussed with the doctor. The medical examination will only be valid up to a year after the immigration exam date.