Green Card Medical Exam NYC


Green Card Medical Exam NYC



When applying for a United States green card and permanent resident status, part of the U.S. immigration process is a medical examination sometimes called the green card exam or immigration physical. This exam is 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 healthcare 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 USCIS civil surgeon authorized to perform USCIS 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 filing your Form I-485 Adjustment of Status, you are required to submit a medical exam Form I-693. The physical examination for your green card isn’t much different than a conventional medical exam from your primary care physician, but it must be done by a doctor authorized by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), called a civil surgeon. 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 to the civil surgeon’s office, you’ll receive a thorough examination of your eyes, ears, nose, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, extremities, skin, lymphatic system (lymph nodes), and gastrointestinal system. Screening for physical or mental illness or mental disorders that may lead to harmful behavior or substance/drug abuse is also included.

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, and a urine sample. If the IGRA test is found positive, a chest x-ray is required.

With Form I-693, you are required to submit proof that all vaccination requirements for your age, which include measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), tetanus-diphtheria (TD), varicella, meningococcal, and influenza. If some of the required vaccinations have not been done, you must receive all missing vaccinations necessary to meet the requirements. Also, all applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you have done some vaccinations in the past, you must provide your medical records, confirming the vaccinations. If you 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 to repeat this required vaccination again. If the blood titers results show that you are not immune, you will need obtain a booster shot.

Second visit

Two to three days after your first visit your blood results will be ready, which will be used to complete Form I-693. 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

For your green card medical exam, you need to bring with you:

  • Valid national passport or government-issued photo ID, such as a Driver’s License
  • Vaccination records/immunization records (translated to English)
  • Required fees for the examination and the required medical care
  • A list of medications
  • A pre-filled copy of an I-693 Form
  • Knowledge of your medical history and your medical records

You may eat or drink prior to the green card physical exam.



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



On average, Great City Medical charges $130 for this exam, but we also offer affordable pricing options. The total price for the Green card medical exam depends on a patient’s health record, or any medical problems. If you have any questions on pricing, please read our immigration doctor page.

For your Adjustment of Status petition to the USCIS, the civil surgeon will give you the completed Form I-693 in a sealed envelope with the doctor’s official stamp, which you must submit with your Adjustment of Status petition. 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 will also receive copies of your report of medical examinations and vaccination records.

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

If you are looking to apply for a green card, contact us to schedule your appointment to complete your I-693 medical exam. If you have any additional questions regarding the medical exam for a green card petition, contact us now!

If you are looking to apply for green card, contact us to schedule your appointment to complete your I-693 medical exam! If you have any additional questions regarding the medical exam for green card petition, contact us now!



I had a deadline to submit my I-693 and Great City medical came through just right for me. Timely and speedy process and the best customer service nurses I’ve experienced.
Ralph M.
Ralph M.
14:06 24 Mar 23
I had a good experience here. Everyone was courteous and friendly. I liked the lady at the front desk who attended to me, although I didn’t catch her name. She actually remembered my name the second time I went in. They have good attention to details.The doctor was also kind and friendly..just as any doctor should be.
uzoezi G.
uzoezi G.
20:37 23 Mar 23
I received such courteous and expedited services from Great City Medical, Staff was so friendly and helpful, The best for immigration medical forms!!
gayle W.
gayle W.
15:15 22 Mar 23
Great service. Fast turnover. Reasonable prices. Highly recommend for immigration services.
Ania P.
Ania P.
16:20 15 Mar 23
Una atención muy buena, gracias por su ayuda, en especial a Antony , me aclaro todas las dudas. Muy buena atención
Martha Echeverri I.
Martha Echeverri I.
18:12 10 Mar 23
La doctora y todos los que me atendieron muy amables y educados
virginia F.
virginia F.
22:51 21 Feb 23
Siempre están para uno ! El personal es muy amable y servicial y mi Doctora siempre dispuesta ayudarme , gracias Marly grana por siempre estar ahí para mi 🙏
I J
I J
21:53 20 Feb 23
I’ve been using Great City Medical for more than 5 years now. I use their services because their staff is professional, and Drs Grana and Axelrud are caring, compassionate, thorough and take their time. The facility is spotless and clean. They follow up and make referrals when necessary. There are always patients but never overcrowed or long wait times. What more do you need? They’ve got it all!! I highly recommend them.
GREGORY S.
GREGORY S.
21:13 14 Feb 23
I really appreciate you guys
deboria G.
deboria G.
20:21 13 Feb 23
Todos bien.,Me la atención de mi doctora y las muchas son muy amables.
Mildred E.
Mildred E.
22:12 09 Feb 23
Been going to Dr. Yelena Tsyba for my Reproductive health for years, I see her and/or other medical staff/NPs who are just as wonderful and attentive as her I feel comfortable with them all. Im grateful to have found Great City Medical and wont change them for the world. They take great care of me, their clinic is clean and cozy, and their bedside manner and staff is exceptional!
Shay L.
Shay L.
15:20 08 Feb 23
Excelente atención
GABY
GABY
18:02 24 Jan 23
I think Dr. Akselrud’s bedside manner is exceptional. It mimics the hospitality depicted in movie, s yet rarely experienced in actual life. As such, I appreciate his expertise and welcome his opinion regarding my health and well-being.I consider him to be a Grade A physician without question!
latia H.
latia H.
20:23 19 Jan 23
Me gusta mucho ir a esta consulta todos son muy profesionales y amable.
Aurys H.
Aurys H.
17:21 13 Jan 23
It was a good experience.
Randy G.
Randy G.
21:29 12 Jan 23
They are so polite and pay very close attention. They know how to make you feel comfortable.
aggie U.
aggie U.
19:35 06 Jan 23
The place is very clean and nice and staff is very professional the doctors are Great I have been going there for few years now all is good
Ldot
Ldot
04:37 06 Jan 23
Escelente
Gilberto P.
Gilberto P.
20:55 04 Jan 23
Excelente servicio
Ginna Paola Garzon A.
Ginna Paola Garzon A.
18:03 20 Dec 22
friendly staff 🙂 and its a quick transaction. thank you
Mark Anthony L.
Mark Anthony L.
21:39 14 Dec 22
My experience is always top notch here! Thank you…
ALL W.
ALL W.
18:58 07 Dec 22
These team of professionals are the best, so happy they are taking care of me.
Elsa N.
Elsa N.
21:46 06 Dec 22
They are very professional and treat with care.
Uptothe T.
Uptothe T.
19:31 05 Dec 22
I saw Dr. Yelena Tysba and she was very professional and courteous. She took her time with me and listened to my concerns. In addition, she was very gentle during my procedure and was very knowledgeable on various gynecological conditions. The ultrasound tech, Pat, was also very professional. During my ultrasound she was very kind, patient, and gentle. The two receptionist at the front desk and the nurse were also very professional while making my follow up appointment. I have been to this doctor’s office before and her diagnosis was accurate. I would recommend the GYN office to my family and friends.
Mary S.
Mary S.
22:09 01 Dec 22
Excellent service it’s a lot better than what it used to be and I am grateful for that.. doctor is wonderful.. and the PCA’s that work there are the best all of the women are caring and patient.. they make you feel welcomed..🙇‍♂️
Thomas R.
Thomas R.
22:30 28 Nov 22
Awesome service & very professional staff. I highly recommended this place.Specially Patrisha she is so helpful.Thank you so much!!
K K
K K
21:43 28 Nov 22
Everyone at the office is always very pleasant. The office is always clean, which is always top on my list. The doctor is always very thorough when explaining herself and also takes her time with you. I would highly recommend great city medical.
Luisa M
Luisa M
16:36 23 Nov 22
It was a great visit.
Willie E. A.
Willie E. A.
18:57 17 Nov 22
This is the best clinic I’ve been! The nurses and doctors treat you with kindness. They are all super friendly. Will definitely keep doing my check ups here!
Yikaury H.
Yikaury H.
23:56 15 Nov 22
I’ve been coming here for years and my doctor shows true concern about all my health issues staff here are also great
Trina M.
Trina M.
23:35 10 Nov 22
My visit was very quick for the first time I didn’t have to wait,
Monìque
Monìque
23:21 09 Nov 22
Great service.
Diego V.
Diego V.
21:16 07 Nov 22
Todos el personal es muy amable gracias
Tony D.
Tony D.
23:52 02 Nov 22
Great hospital
Fatoumata K.
Fatoumata K.
20:02 02 Nov 22
Professional, clean, not wait depend on time schedule appointment. I love evening hours appointment that do rush morning when traffic lot cars out there. I get keep my same doctor when Montefiore Oscar because not in New York so happy that my doctor professional his work, losing 200 pounds so happy after 410 for longest time. My diabetic 2 improve so much went from 8.9 too 5.7 that very jump. So his staff for very professional, and polite with me.
Bevelynn T.
Bevelynn T.
20:38 28 Oct 22
Very professional and friendly. Offices and waiting rooms are always clean, the employees work fast and effectively. They make sure your comfortable and understand what’s going on.
NADYA O.
NADYA O.
18:26 28 Oct 22
Very nice always very professional
Madeline C.
Madeline C.
23:52 25 Oct 22
Great. Wait was surprising ok. Everyone was very nice 👍 Always a pleasant experience 😊
Lex G.
Lex G.
18:52 10 Oct 22
Great experience each time I go . Professional clean and very respectful office. Staff always pleasant. Doctors very caring.
Juanita R.
Juanita R.
17:40 05 Oct 22
Amazing staff. Little to no wait time. Worth the experience was in and out within a heart beat and all my questions and concerns were answered. MA and Doctor made me feel really comfortable. 10/10
Fatoumata K.
Fatoumata K.
22:17 04 Oct 22
Muy buena atención y el personal muy amable.
Linet Leyva B.
Linet Leyva B.
18:28 03 Oct 22
Great attentions !!!!!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Jonathan S.
Jonathan S.
17:15 12 Sep 22
I have a great experience this was my first time and I recommend the staff are all welcoming
Oneisha R.
Oneisha R.
19:55 09 Sep 22
I’m very happy that I choose this clinic for my medical exam for green card. I was afraid about my not perfect english and that I can’t understand everything correctly but all nurses and doctor were very patient and attentive. All procedures were made very professional and quick.
iren H.
iren H.
19:28 08 Sep 22
Very Professional Thanks
Saury G.
Saury G.
21:02 07 Sep 22
I love they how the staff was really friendly to me. Making me feel more comfortable with my visit, just love how pretty the place was and clean💕.
Andala M.
Andala M.
21:30 06 Sep 22
Always good service and kind people over there. I had 3 year’s going to there and I had good service with good doctors. Thank you for all the staff.
Yaneth P.
Yaneth P.
15:40 02 Sep 22
Great service. The intake with the nurse was pleasant and fun. The time with the doctor was very comfortable, she listened very attentivet all my concerns, she was very gentle and professional.They have late afternoon appointments wich is a plus.The final step was the scheduling of the next appointment wich was fast!My mom was right to recommend her and I recommend them as well.
Juana G.
Juana G.
22:07 30 Aug 22
Nice, quick, and ON TIME attention.Very clean; excellent and very kind staff.Special thanks to Patricia and to theDr. Grena.Highly recommended.
H. O. L.
H. O. L.
19:59 22 Aug 22
Muy bueno
jose T.
jose T.
07:18 20 Aug 22
Best plce
Mimi O.
Mimi O.
19:33 18 Aug 22
Starting from front desk very professional ladies Excellent thenTiffany very sweet I had so much anxiety & after I spoke w her I took a few deep breaths & I felt very comfortable she actually made me feel so comfortable thanks TiffanyThen Doctor Tsyba wow I couldn’t believe I didn’t feel a thing I was relaxed & she was great & then Patty sonogram very professional they all answered all my questions they’re great then I went to do blood work & the lady (I didn’t get her name) very professional.. when I encounter a place w such professionalism it makes me wanna Bragg to all females in my life Want great care, professionalism & feel comfy go to GREAT CITY MEDICAL these ladies do their job w a smile can’t wait to go back THANK YOU LADIES FOR ALL YOUR EXCELLENT WORK🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹MARY DIAZ
Ivy Deborah D.
Ivy Deborah D.
00:59 18 Aug 22
Great Place for immigration exams
Kyle S.
Kyle S.
18:07 08 Aug 22
Excelente atención desde secretarias enfermeras y doctora, el tiempo de espera fue largo ,pero el trabajo excelente, estoy muy satisfecha
Jose R.
Jose R.
23:58 28 Jul 22
Buen trato y buen servicio
Clsa 0.
Clsa 0.
08:43 28 Jul 22
Dr Grana is an amazing doctor! Facility is clean and some of the staff members are super friendly.
Shaula Neekasky (.
Shaula Neekasky (.
18:02 18 Jul 22
👍👍👍
Jann D
Jann D
19:22 15 Jul 22
Always ❤️ Love the care I get at Great City Medical the staff and my doctor are caring and attentive to my medical issues or concerns. We work as a team to make sure I understand my results and are happy with the outcome.
M I
M I
17:53 14 Jul 22
I’ve been going to this office for primary and gyn care for 3 or 4 years now and have had an outstanding experience every time. The staff and practioners are always super welcoming, helpful, and efficient. Thank you all for everything you do! 🖤
Sarah K.
Sarah K.
22:50 13 Jul 22
Super specialists, very kind personnel.
Kacper P.
Kacper P.
20:44 13 Jul 22
Professional staff, nice atmosphere. Recommend
Yelena C.
Yelena C.
21:49 08 Jul 22
Muyyyyyy buena soy una de las primera paciente hace más de 5 años y no voy de hay hasta que dios quiera excelente servicio amabilidad y profecionalismo sigan así
Escarlet C.
Escarlet C.
16:01 06 Jul 22
Dr Yelena was amazing, she really made my visit easy and comfortable. Loved her, highly recommend!
Valentina M.
Valentina M.
18:12 24 Jun 22
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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

Manhattan

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

Phone: (212) 281-8600

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednessday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm


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1513 Voorhies Ave 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Phone: (212) 281-8610

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Tuesday:3:00PM-7:30PM
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