Visit Statcare for Your USCIS Medical Exam
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires a 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 and has all the necessary vaccines to remain in good health as long as they live here. Like many required medical exams, there is some confusion about who can give you the exam, what to do after it and how to make sure you’re getting a test done by a certified professional.
We understand all those worries, which is why we’ve made it easy to understand the USCIS medical exam process.
What Is a USCIS Medical Exam For?
The USCIS medical exam ensures that all immigrants are healthy and current with all mandated vaccines. A person cannot get a valid green card without completing a USCIS medical exam and the exam must be administered by a USCIS certified doctor. Make sure if you’re looking to get a USCIS medical exam you research first whether or not a doctor on staff is certified to administer them. 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. Not only is that an affordable cost for the test, it also includes extra services that aren’t always available at other facilities. For example, the required urine test can be done at any of the five Statcare locations. Don’t make an extra trip to the lab, when you can get urine tests, x-rays 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 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?
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 Quantiferon. Save a trip to Radiology!
6. Statcare will never bill your insurance as others might.
7. 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.
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 and all 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. Offices that don’t do several USCIS medical exams per week. The process is constantly changing and you need to work with a facility with trained staff that can get your results submitted accurately and completely.
4. Places that mention insurance covering the cost of USCIS medical exams. It isn’t normally covered and any small mix up can result in a denial of your green card and your citizenship can be revoked in the future. That’s a big mistake you don’t want to make.
5. Mentioning that the USCIS medical exam can be done in one day. It takes at least two visits as there are blood tests and urine tests that take up to 3-4 days), and any office that rushes it will likely make mistakes. Statcare helps you get started any time of the week as we are open all 7 days.
6. Any attorney office that mandates you only use the doctors they are sending you to. You have a choice to pick the location that best serves your needs and offers an affordable price. We have four USCIS approved doctors on staff.
Additional Statcare Services
We can help with services beyond a USCIS medical exam. We offer a full-service urgent care with a talented, experienced staff and minimal wait times. Take a look at all the services we offer.
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 (917) 310-3371 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.
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