Green Card Medical Exam NYC

Green Card Medical Exam NYC

According to immigration law, to apply for a United States green card and obtain permanent resident status, part of the U.S. immigration process is a medical examination to ensure the applicant doesn’t have health conditions that pose a risk to public health.


Green card examinations differ from conventional medical examinations in that they require a civil surgeon designated by the U.S. government to perform the exam. Fortunately, Great City Medical in New York City offers a range of primary health care needs, as well as the required green card medical exam NYC for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).


Dr. Mikhail Akselrud is a qualified green card doctor and civil surgeon authorized to perform immigration medical exams for green card applicants and eliminate any public health grounds for denying requests based on a medical condition.

What to Expect During your Green Card Exam?

When completing your I-693 form, you are required to have a medical exam for green card. The physical examination for your green card isn’t much different than a conventional exam from your primary care physician, but must be prepared by a civil surgeon who is authorized by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The examination will take a minimum of two visits, with two or three days in between for the laboratory to perform and report blood test results.

First Visit

During your first visit at the doctor’s office, you’ll receive a thorough examination of your eyes, ears and nose, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, extremities, skin, lymphatic system (lymph nodes), and gastrointestinal system.

Blood will be drawn to aid in testing for communicable diseases that pose a public health risk, including gonorrhea, Hansen’s disease, tuberculosis, and syphilis. Hansen’s disease is tested by observation, and gonorrhea is diagnosed using a urine test. The remaining illnesses are diagnosed using a blood test, such as the QuantiFERON (IGRA) blood test for tuberculosis. If the IGRA test is found positive, a chest x-ray is required.

You will also receive any required vaccinations necessary to meet vaccination requirements for your age, which may include measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), tetanus-diphtheria (TD), varicella, meningococcal, and influenza.

If you have had vaccinations in the past but no longer have the vaccination records, you can have blood titers drawn to test your immunity to MMR and varicella. Blood titers measure antibodies, which will verify immunity to certain diseases, so you will not need this required vaccination again. If the blood titers results show that you are not immune, you will need obtain a booster shot.

Screening for physical or mental illness or mental disorders that may lead to harmful behavior or substance/drug abuse are also included.

Second visit

Two to three days after your first visit your blood results will be ready, which will be used to complete form i693. In the event that your blood titers are low or something is abnormal we will inform you of what needs to be done prior to your visit. In most cases your second day is an administrative visit, which is used to finalize the paperwork.

Green Card Medical Exam

What to Bring to Your Green Card Physical Medical Examination?

Green Card Medical Exam

To prepare for your medical exam for your green card, it’s important to bring your:

  • Valid passport or government-issued photo identification
  • Vaccination records/immunization records
  • Required fees for medical care
  • A list of medications
  • A pre-filled copy of the I-693 report. If you don’t have one, it will be provided for you.
  • Knowledge of your medical history and your medical records
  • You may eat or drink prior to the green card physical exam. To get accurate exam results, you will give a urine sample to the doctor for testing.

What is the Green Card Medical Exam Cost and What Happens Next?

When it comes to how much a green card medical exam will cost, you have to consider a patient’s health record, or any medical problems. Great City Medical charges $130 on average for this exam, but also offers affording pricing options too. If you have any questions on pricing, you can read up about it on the immigration doctor page.

If you are applying for a U.S. green card also known as adjustment of status, your civil surgeon will give you the complete form in a sealed envelope with the doctors official stamp, which you can submit with your application to the USCIS. The envelope must remain sealed.

You will also receive a copy of the form to bring to your immigration attorney or to keep for your personal records. You’ll also receive copies of all of your test results.

Your green card medical examination is valid for up to one year from the date it was completed.

If you’re looking to apply for your green card and in need of your I-693 medical exam, contact us at to schedule your appointment! If you have any additional questions surrounding medical exam for green card application, contact us now!


Additional Services

At Great City Medical, we offer a plethora of additional services for our patients. Some services include Green Card Exams, Immigration Exams, NYC STD Testing, and NYC Gynecology Exams. In addition to that, we also offer COVID 19 antibody testing

Doctor in New York City

Looking for a primary care provider in New York City that you can depend on? Make your appointment with the physicians at Great City Medical by calling (212) 281-8600

Working Hours:

Monday 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Thursday 9am – 6pm

Friday 9am – 5pm


68 East 131st Street, Suite 100
New York, NY 10037

Call us anytime

Phone: (212) 281-8600
Fax: (212) 281-8601

Patient Portal

Copyright © 2020 Great City Medical. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2020 Great City Medical. All Rights Reserved.