USCIS MEDICAL EXAM
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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires an i-693 medical exam for anyone looking to get a green card. The aim of the USCIS medical exam is to ensure that someone who comes to live in the United States is healthy, that all physical and mental disorders are addressed, and all the necessary required vaccines have been taken to maintain good health as long as they plan to live here. This Immigration exam can only be performed by USCIS designated Civil Surgeons, Surgery Physicians, or Panel Physicians who are required to address the communicable disease panel (syphilis, gonorrhea, tuberculosis). Statcare has three approved immigration doctors on staff and will give you the sealed envelope for USCIS purposes as well as a copy of the paperwork. Only USCIS authorized personnel are allowed to open the envelope.
There are new rules and there have been many changes so it is really important that you don’t risk your paperwork. You can count on Statcare – The Immigration Experts. We do more immigration physicals than anyone else in the tri-state area. We have 7 locations and fill i-693 forms all 7 days a week, So, calling all green card applicants. File your i485 adjustment of status to a green card completed right away!
What Is a USCIS Medical Exam For?
The USCIS medical exam ensures that all immigrants are healthy and current with all mandated vaccines. They cannot get a valid green card without passing through an adjustment of status and green card interview. This requires them to complete form i-693 USCIS medical exams, 2019 version. This I-693 medical examination must be administered by a USCIS certified doctor. These approved medical specialists are called Panel Physicians when they are outside of the US and are called Surgery Physicians if they reside within the US.
Make sure if you’re looking to get a USCIS medical exam you research first whether or not the medical specialist on staff is a USCIS doctor or not. You can search for a Surgery Physician Locator on the USCIS website. Immigration officers will check the credentials of the immigration doctor who signed your I-693 Immigration form. If the medical specialist was not a designated Surgery Physician, they will send your I-693 form back so that you can redo it and submit form I-693 again. Please don’t waste your time (or money) on an exam that isn’t going to be valid to obtain a green card.
Everything You Need for a USCIS Medical Exam in One Place.
At Statcare, we offer USCIS medical exams for the low price of $129. We also do blood tests (for USCIS Tb Requirements and Syphilis Screening) and urine tests (Immigration gonorrhea test) that are required for the immigration physical at all of our Statcare locations. So, whether you need an Immigration doctor in Queens NY, Immigration doctor in the Bronx, Immigration doctor in Manhattan, or a medical exam Immigration doctor in Manhattan; there is a Statcare location near you.
Don’t make an extra trip to the lab, when you can get urine tests, X-Rays (if the Tb test results are positive), and blood tests all done inside one building. Plus, we’re open every day of the year, including weekends and holidays for extended hours. Patients love us for the freedom, flexibility, and cost-effective approach we take to USCIS medical exams. Anyone 15 and older will need an RPR test charged additionally at $20. This test has to be done at the Surgery Physician office – so the charge for you will be $149 if you are 15 and older.
Technical Instructions For Syphilis For Civil Surgeons:
Laboratory Testing: (Syphilis) Tests performed elsewhere, or prior to the Civil Surgeon Office visit is not acceptable. Also, USCIS is updating the I-693 form again. It eliminated PPD Testing and replaced it with blood tests for TB, starting October 2018.
Anyone 15 and older will need an RPR test charged additionally at $20. This test has to be done at the civil surgeon’s office – so the charge for you will be $149 if you are 15 and older.
Why come to Statcare for your Immigration Medical Exam?
- Statcare charges only $129 for Surgery Physician Services
- Statcare has three USCIS Surgery Physicians working at 5 locations.
- Statcare is open for Immigration Physicals even on Sat., Sun. & Holidays for your Green Card Medical Exams.
- On-site Blood draw and Urine collection. Save a trip to the Lab!
- On-site X-Rays if you need it for positive TB Test results (Quantiferon Test). Save a trip to Radiology!
- Statcare will never bill your insurance as others might.
- The adjustment of status vaccination requirements varies by age. 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.
- Statcare is open for Immigration Physicals late all weekdays; till 9 PM in Brooklyn.
- Statcare Immigration Doctors offices are located close to Subway, LIRR, and Bus stops
- Statcare provides walk-in immigration physical and Green Card medical exam facility. An appointment is recommended for fast service.
What to Avoid When Taking a USCIS Medical Exam?
We know that you may research a few options when looking for the place to take your USCIS medical exam, but not every facility has your best interest in mind. Here are a few red flags to look out for when you think you found a deal that might be too good to be true
1. Any office that promotes an all-inclusive flat fee including all tests (RPR, gonorrhea test for immigration, USCIS TB test), and all adjustment of status vaccinations. Vaccines are not one-size-fits-all, you need to get a specific dose administered by a professional.
2. If they require anything but original, verifiable documents only. Avoid any possible hold-ups by only using supporting documents that are true and are verifiable (such as government records of vaccinations).
3. Immigration doctor offices that don’t do several USCIS medical exams per week. The I-693 immigration form requirement is constantly changing and you need to work with a facility with a trained staff that can file form requirements accurately and completely. The USCIS Tb Test requirements have changed in the past two years and they now require a specific immigration gonorrhea test.
4. Places that mention insurance covering the cost of USCIS medical exams. Immigration-related medical expenses aren’t normally covered and you can call your health plan about this. Any small mix up can result in a denial of your green card or your citizenship can be revoked in the future for healthcare fraud. That’s a big mistake you don’t want to make.
5. Mentioning that the USCIS medical exam can be done in one or two days. It takes at least two visits as there are blood tests and urine tests that take up to 3-4 days when performed by a national lab such as Sunrise or Quest Lab. Any office that does it quicker may not be using a proper lab company or doing a bedside test to fill the form. This is a mistake. Statcare helps you get started at any time of the week as we are open all 7 days so the I-693 form can be completed quicker.
6. Any attorney office that mandates you only use the medical specialist they are sending you to. As per the USCIS, you can go to their website and use the Surgery Physician Locator tool and pick any Surgery Physician nationally and get the paperwork done. For convenience, the Surgery Physician locator shows you the nearest office around your zip code. Choose the location that best serves your needs and offers an affordable price. We have three USCIS approved doctors on staff.
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$129 is the lowest Immigration Medical Exam Fee in the tri-state area. Save yourself a bundle today! En español
How much is the medical exam for US immigration?
The medical exam for US immigration costs $129 (for Civil Surgeon Visit). RPR charge is $20 and this includes blood draw charge. 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 fee at Statcare for doing this test is $85 (for Gonorrhea Urine Test). This is less than half the cost anywhere in Manhattan. The fee for IGRA (Quantiferon) test to test for TB is $95.
Three 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 on weekdays at 8 AM. Call us and book your visit now for fast service (917) 310-3371.
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 residents (Green Card) applicants.
Statcare provides all I-693 Forms; just bring your government-issued ID card and vaccination records with you.
The green card medical exam costs $129 and this fee include:
Your one visit with the USCIS civil surgeon is by appointment at any location.
Blood draw charge. The RPR test costs $20 and it needs to be paid separately.
Urine collection for Gonorrhea testing is included. The ***Gonorrhea test costs $85 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) have 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.
In a rush? Statcare can expedite your Green Card medical exam paperwork for a small additional fee.
Statcare is the #1 choice of immigration attorneys!
Why wait? Walk in and get your immigration medical check-up done today!
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.
For a USCIS-certified civil surgeon to complete the physical exam check-up form (Form I-693) and clear you for the purpose of obtaining a Green Card for US permanent residency, you will need the following:
- An immigration physical examination by a USCIS civil surgeon also called a Green Card medical examination*
- RPR test for syphilis needs to be done on site. The charge is $20 and is NOT included in the $129 fee.
- Quantiferon test results. The lab fee is approximately $95 and is NOT included in the $129 fee.
- Urine Gonorrhea Test specimen collection (the lab fee is approximately $85 and is NOT included in the $129 fee)
- Completion of all Green Card physical forms by the USCIS Certified Civil Surgeon*
- All your vaccination records from your home country. The USCIS mandates you meet all vaccination standards so that your protection from illnesses is at the same level as that of US-born individuals. If you need any vaccinations done, we keep all vaccines in stock and the vaccines are not included in the discounted fee.
* Items 1 and 5 are included in our discounted Green Card check-up global fee of $129. There are no further discounts.
Where you choose to start your US immigration process can make a big difference! Getting it done right is key to your future in the US.
You may not bill your health insurance for immigration-related expenses. Neither can the civil surgeon. Feel free to call your health insurance plan. You do not want to start your immigration paperwork entangled in healthcare fraud – a federal crime!
When shopping for a Green Card medical examination price, always ask questions so that you know what your actual costs might be.
USCIS does not regulate what can be charged by a facility for a Green Card medical exam, but you can shop around and get the immigration physical done at the best price possible.
However, often there may be hidden costs that may not be as obvious to you. These include charges for:
- The I-693 Form (per page charge) printing charge (included at Statcare)
- Copies of the I-693 form (included at Statcare)
- Quantiferon test.
- Vaccine administration and supply charges (needle, syringe etc.)
- Chest X-ray charges for getting a chest X-ray done, charges for printing a copy
- Charges for reading the chest X-ray. Often, your X-ray may not even have a report made by a radiologist. At Statcare, you will always get an official report from a radiologist.
- Charges for prescriptions for TB medicines, were you to need one
- Charges for giving you a note summarizing that you got the vaccines
- Physician visit charges if your Quantiferon shows a positive result
- Lab charges for syphilis (RPR) confirmatory tests that are run automatically. At Statcare, we don’t run any automatic tests without your consent. However, the labs are mandated by New York State to run a confirmatory test for syphilis if your RPR is positive for syphilis and that test has to be paid for separately by you (only if your syphilis test is positive).
- Blood draw charges for doing the blood test required for the Green Card check-up
- Charges for any photocopies you may need while you’re there
- Charges for a third physician visit, if you were to need one
- Charges for expediting the USCIS I-693
Statcare USCIS-certified civil surgeon will complete your immigration medical examination form. We have four USCIS civil surgeons on staff and can finish your paperwork any day of the week including Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
Our price for an immigration physical examination is only $129.
Vaccines are not included at any civil surgeon office. Anyone that is selling you an all-inclusive package is not being honest with you because people from different countries and different age groups have varying requirements. There just cannot be a “one size fits all.”
Don’t be surprised when your paperwork gets rejected. We see these cases all the time! Vaccines in the US are expensive and no medical office can put it out of their pocket for you. Cutting corners on US Green Card immigration paperwork is not a risk that you should be taking.
We get cases where the previous civil surgeon has kept no records. At Statcare, we maintain all scanned records as per federal guidelines. We stand behind our product. That is credibility, honesty, integrity, and dependability you can count on!
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); the Bronx at E. 174th Street; Jackson Heights, the Queen; Midtown Manhattan in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens.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).
Please read this carefully so you can get organized before your visit.
What you need to do for the first visit:
- Bring your passport, driver’s license, or a government-issued photo ID.
- Search and bring all your vaccine records and blood test results for vaccination-related antibodies when you come in. It may save you money.
- From October through March, if you got a flu vaccine, please bring the proof with you. Otherwise, we can give you the flu vaccine at our office at the same price that you get it anywhere else.
This is all the homework you need to do for the first immigration medical visit.
What we do at the first visit:
We will provide the latest copy of the USCIS I-693 form for the US immigration medical examination. And we don’t charge you for it. This avoids mistaken use of older versions of the I-693 Form. We understand most of you are still struggling to get a Green Card.
If you want to see what the I-693 form looks like, click here to see the I-693 form. You can bring the Form I-693 (Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status) if you want to. But please do not fill out the form yourself. US immigration officials are very particular and any mistakes or ‘white-outs’ will impact the integrity of your application for a Green Card.
On your first visit you will receive a medical check-up. Also, blood will be drawn and sent to a lab for the TB test (Quantiferon) and the syphilis test. A urine sample will be collected for the Gonorrhea test.
If you have received all the vaccines but do not have proof of the vaccination, you can opt for the blood test to check if you have protective antibodies from a prior vaccination in your blood. This blood test is not included in the global fee.
If you need certain vaccines, we will give them to you on the first day of your visit. You will have to pay for these vaccines separately:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Influenza (Flu Vaccine)
Our prices for vaccines for a Green Card medical exam are extremely competitive but they change depending on the manufacturers who vary their price every couple of months. You will be informed about the most current price at all times. There are no surprises when you come to our office.
What you need to do for the second visit:
Just show up for the appointment. Bring in any documents that the provider may have asked for.
What we do at the second visit:
When you come back on your second visit, we will have the results of the Quantiferon and of the RPR blood test for syphilis. If the Quantiferon test is positive, then you will need a chest X-ray.
We do digital chest X-rays in our office using the latest technology and have it read by a radiologist. If the chest X-ray is abnormal, you will need further things done before you can be medically cleared for immigration (Green Card).
All Chest X-ray reports will be issued in 2 business days. We can even mail them to you if you so desire. Once you have provided us with all your documentation, we will have the paperwork ready for you in 7 days. You can pay an expedite fee and pick it up in 3 days as well, provided you have otherwise met all of the requirements.
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. USCIS hasn’t released the new I693 form yet, we are on the lookout for the new form. USCIS has advised civil surgeons to continue using the previous form.
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
Quantiferon: A test used to screen for tuberculosis (TB)
NY: New York, including New York City (NYC)
NYC: New York City or Manhattan
NJ: New Jersey
RPR: A blood test for syphilis screening
Hep B: Hepatitis B