$119 Immigration Medical Exam / Green Card Physical
Statcare’s 4 USCIS Civil Surgeons in five NYC area locations do $119 Immigration Medical Exams all 7 days a week (nights and weekends too). Statcare has immigration medical offices in Brooklyn (above the Franklin Avenue subway station) which is open till 10PM, Astoria (Queens, NYC) near the Ditmars Blvd. subway station which is open till 8 PM, Hicksville (Long Island) near the LIRR Station which is open till 8 PM and two locations in the Bronx: Co-op City in the Bronx (Bartow Avenue), and the Bronx at East 174th Street; both open until 8 PM.
Statcare is convenient and has modern offices as we are an urgent care. You can come with your family to see our immigration doctors after work! You can come and get your Green Card medical check-up done on Saturdays and Sundays until 5 PM. Statcare does the Immigration Physicals on Holidays as well.
Update: Technical Instructions For Syphilis For Civil Surgeons: Laboratory Testing: (Syphilis) Tests performed elsewhere, or prior to the Civil Surgeon Office visit are not acceptable. Also, USCIS is updating the I-693 form again. It is most likely eliminating PPD Testing and replacing it with blood tests for TB, starting October 2018.
Why come to Statcare for your Immigration Medical Exam?
4. On-site Blood draw and Urine collection. Save a trip to the Lab!
5. On-site X-Rays if you need it for positive PPD. Save a trip to Radiology!
6. Statcare will send you to the free clinic to get all your shots that you might be missing. This will save you money. All immigration medical vaccines are also available On-site if you want us to give them to you.
10. Statcare will never bill your insurance as others might.
Pitfalls To Avoid
1. Please be careful when ANY office advertises an all-inclusive flat fee including all tests and all vaccinations.
a) Do your homework. The prices at CVS or Walgreens for PPD are $53+, for a Tdap vaccine are $66+ and MMR vaccine are $99. Once you call these chains or national labs for prices, you will realize that no individual practice can actually get real vaccines cheaper than these nationwide chains or perform blood tests at these costs without there being something questionable being done.
b) Think, how can people from all over the world fit into a “one size fits all” for a standard vaccination immigration recommendation for USCIS i-693 purposes? Every country vaccinates their population differently. So, when it comes to a flat fee-all inclusive green card physical deal, you really don’t know what is going on. Make sure you know what you are getting injected into your body, whether it is a PPD or a vaccine. Statcare does not offer any such all-inclusive price.
2. Use original verifiable documents only. Many Immigrants would rather submit “certifications” from their home country by a doctor as evidence to the USCIS. You worked hard and spent thousands of dollars just in lawyer fees to get to this point. Make sure to only use supporting documents that are true and are verifiable (such as government records of vaccinations).
3. Avoid going to offices that don’t do several Green Card Physicals a week. The USCIS requirements have changed several times in the last two years and a new form is coming in October 2018 again. The I-693 Form used to be 3 pages. Even 5 pages not too long ago. Now the I-693 is 13 pages long. The process is far more complicated and the paperwork needs to be done carefully. Only an office that does enough forms will not make errors. How do we know? Because we see their customers when their paperwork is returned. By the way, our prices have not changed because we do this as a service more than anything. Immigration Medical Exams is not all we do. Visit our services page to read more about all that we do.
4. Be careful when the doctors office says, ” Yes, we accept insurance” for the Immigration visit. Please call up your health plan first and ask if your Immigration Physical is something that is a covered benefit.
Remember, any violation of the law, whenever it is discovered will result in your US Citizenship being revoked. We had a patient whose green card was revoked after 23 years. Please don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.
5. Thinking that the Green Card Physical is a one-day affair. The least number of visits it usually takes is two visits. Also, when you rush the medical staff of any immigration doctor, there is a higher chance that errors will happen in the paperwork. Check out the USCIS I-693 Form for yourself.
6. Believing you don’t have a choice and that you can only go to the Immigration doctors listed on the paper sent by USCIS or the Immigration doctor recommended by your attorney. Actually, those are just guidelines to help you find an Immigration doctor. You can go to any of the 50 states in the country and get it done. We do immigration physicals for patients from CT, RI, PA, MA, OH and Washington DC. Patients come to visit NY and their families and get this paperwork done at the same time with us. These physicals can cost upwards of $600 in some locations.
7. We get cases where the I-693 application needs to be re-done. When we call the previous civil surgeon, we find that they have kept no records. Or the document just says vaccine given and there is no lot # or any other detail of which vaccine was given (there are five types of tetanus shots is just one example). Or that the lab result is merely on a typed up letter with no specimen number etc. Those are highly unacceptable and we would never submit that as evidence for your green card paperwork.
Each Statcare location is a UCAOA Certified Urgent Care Facility and this is our 10th year in business. At Statcare, we use outside labs that are Nationally Certified. All results are reported electronically. We give you copies of all documents. We also maintain all your scanned records as per federal guidelines. Our patients email or text us and we can send them their information at anytime. Our patients can access their records online. That is credibility, honesty, integrity, and dependability you can count on!
We are open 365 days a year, including weekends and all holidays!
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (855) 9 FOR DOC today.
Statcare’s Low Cost Transparent Pricing:
$119 is the lowest Immigration Medical Exam Fee in the tri-state area. Save yourself a bundle today!
Statcare immigration medical exam costs are:
$119 (for RPR & Civil Surgeon Visit). As per the USCIS, this lab test must now be ordered and performed through the Civil Surgeons office only. You can get the urine test yourself at any Nationally Certified Lab. The fees at Statcare for doing this test is $75 (for Gonorrhea Urine Test). This is less than half the cost anywhere in Manhattan. The fees for IGRA (Quantiferon) test to test for TB is $85.
Four USCIS-certified civil surgeons do the Green Card medical exams 7 days a week between all locations. No other practice has more Certified Green card doctors or does I-693’s faster or cheaper in the entire tri-state area.
Statcare opens weekdays at 8 AM. Call us and book your visit now for fast service! Call (855) 9 FOR DOC.
Lyudmila Shtein, DO, Michael Ihemaguba, MD, Sandeep Jain, MD and Priti Jain, MD are all certified by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to provide immigration medical check-ups for US permanent resident (Green Card) applicants.
Statcare provides all I-693 Forms; just bring your passport and vaccination records with you.
- Your one visit with the USCIS civil surgeon which is by appointment at any location.
- Blood draw for any number tests at first visit is included. Any subsequent blood draw at a later visit is a $15 charge.
- Urine collection for Gonorrhea testing in included. The ***Gonorrhea test costs $75 which needs to be paid separately.
- Filling out form I-693
***The nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for Gonorrhea is a new requirement as of August 01, 2016. The USCIS has mandated that a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or culture be performed for gonorrhea screening. The requirements are going to change again in October 2018 as per the latest notification by USCIS to our office.
If your Quantiferon is positive and you need a Chest X-ray, Statcare can do it on site or give you a referral.
Any X-Rays (if needed) has to be paid for separately.
Statcare keeps all immigration medical vaccines if you choose to get them with us.
Any Vaccines (if needed) have to be paid for separately.
Others might send you to different places for each service. Avoid this run-around!
Statcare: the “one-stop shop” for all your immigration medical needs!Please remember that you are required to pay for blood tests, vaccines, and Chest X-rays out of pocket regardless of where you get them done. You may not bill your health insurance plan for any immigration-related paperwork; it is health insurance fraud – a federal offense.
This can put you at risk of a technical denial of your US citizenship. Don’t get fooled by doctors who will ‘run it through your insurance.’ Call your insurance carrier and ask them if Immigration Medical Visits are part of your health care benefit. You may call USCIS before jeopardizing your US citizenship as healthcare fraud is a federal offense.
Statcare is the #1 choice of immigration attorneys!
Immigration Medical Exam, USCIS Civil Surgeon FAQs
Trying to find information on the Green Card medical exam? You have come to the right place! Read these FAQs and consumer tips to get the USCIS Form I-693 filled out correctly.
Remember, you do need to physically be here in our office for us to perform the USCIS immigration medical exam and complete your paperwork. We have five locations in Hicksville, Long Island; Astoria, Queens; Brooklyn, NYC; the Bronx at Bartow Avenue (Co-op City); and the Bronx at E. 174th Street. People come to us from all over New York (NY State), including New York City (NYC) and Manhattan, as well as from New Jersey (NJ) and Connecticut (CT).
An immigration medical exam involves a few steps. The Green Card medical exam to any USCIS certified civil surgeon involves two visits as the lab takes a few days to report the results.
The HIV test is not required anymore. The USCIS released a new 9-page I-693 form in 2016. As of August 01, 2016, the USCIS requires a special Gonorrhea Test on all adults above age 15. As of Oct. 1, 2018, the USCIS is mandating the IGRA for tuberculosis testing instead of the PPD. The IGRA blood test for TB is expensive and we can get it done at the most reasonable cost compared to anywhere else in NYC, NY, NJ, or CT. Also, the USCIS is updating its forms once again as of October 1, 2018. So, just in the last several months, there have been a slew of changes in this process.
INS: Immigration and Naturalization Service
BCIS: Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services; a transient name for the INS
USCIS: US Citizenship and Immigration Services. INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) was the old name for this federal agency. They changed the name from INS to BCIS for a short time and then to USCIS in 2003.
Green Card: Permanent Resident Card
IGRA: Interferon-Gamma Release Assays, or sophisticated blood tests that can screen for TB within 24 hours
PPD: Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) is used to screen for tuberculosis (TB)
NY: New York, including New York City (NYC)
NYC: New York City or Manhattan
NJ: New Jersey
VDRL: A blood test for syphilis screening
Hep B: Hepatitis B