Green Card Medical Exam NYC


Green Card Medical Exam NYC



According to immigration regulations, 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 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 at the civil surgeon’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. Screening for physical or mental illness or mental disorders that may lead to harmful behavior or substance/drug abuse are 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 prove 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.

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 a government-issued photo identification, 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 the Form I-693. 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.



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



On average, Great City Medical charges $130 for this exam, but also offers affording pricing options. 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 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 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 was very pleased with this facility. I didn’t have to wait, the nurse and doctor were quite human (vs bureaucratic), and I felt seen and listened to.
Kim P.
Kim P.
17:59 17 Sep 21
It is great office with a best gynecologist Dr Yelena Tsyba
Simon L.
Simon L.
17:34 17 Sep 21
Both employees who attended me were very helpful and quick to assist me.
Caro O.
Caro O.
17:26 17 Sep 21
Great City Medical clinic helped me file my green card immigration medical exam form. The team is very knowledgeable and flexible. I scheduled my appointment within one week and got the report quickly. Due to some personal health issues, I had to update my report two days before the interview, and the team helped me correct the form with no extra cost within one day! I really appreciated it and highly recommended having your medical exam report done quickly and professionally with the Great City Medical team.
Hao W.
Hao W.
20:49 16 Sep 21
Very efficient.
Black D.
Black D.
19:12 16 Sep 21
Aesthetically this is not the best looking clinic but the service was okay. They gave me false positive results from my pap I wanted to have a second opinion before they was going to go in and do a coloscopy. I was good that I did. I don’t know something was fishy about this place . When I had an ultrasound there were staff members basically arguing with eachother. Talking about a new MA.When I left and came back for results and they told me I had low sodium levels I was worried about that, so I drank pediasure. The only thing they told me to do was eat deli sandwiches and salted nuts. I’m always fishy about places that do abortions, its a clinic not a hospital.
Aliya R.
Aliya R.
09:27 05 Sep 21
I like the way you do a team work
Visseho G.
Visseho G.
00:07 03 Sep 21
My first time at this clinic and they’re awesome at least when they say they is going to call you about your results they do just that Unlike a lot of other clinics. I appreciate what they do for me thank you very much
deboria G.
deboria G.
18:18 25 Aug 21
Everyone is so friendly and pleasant and professional! Doesn’t feel like a hospital at all.
Daria Y.
Daria Y.
19:38 30 Jul 21
This place is amazing because of the ladies and doctors that work there. They are an amazing group of people! They are professional, friendly and courteous! The office manager, however, could be a little more courteous and friendly with the clients and the staff. I reccomend this clinic to everyone, great place and convenient.To all the staff; thank you for all the hard work that you do!
Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
23:43 15 Jul 21
Immigration exam was fast and efficient. Call or visit ahead of time to determine what tests you need. It will save you $$.
Eniola F.
Eniola F.
19:06 15 Jul 21
Very professional, and Friendly Doctors
Cheneere B.
Cheneere B.
18:22 14 Jul 21
Such a great first experience. Dr. Vanessa treated me, she was so understanding and supportive. Removed my iud in seconds after I was told by other doctors that I would need a procedure done to remove it. Definitely recommend her and this place. Awesome staff
jehona V.
jehona V.
20:44 08 Jul 21
The entire staff was friendly and professional. They put the patients at ease by explaining the procedures they are performing. They are willing to answer questions so the patient has clarity. The facilty is clean, well lit, and there is plenty of space for patients to practice social distance.
Tara C.
Tara C.
21:07 25 Jun 21
I’m new to this office and had a great experience with my appointment. Almost no wait time, very pleasant front desk staff and very helpful and caring doctor. On site ultrasound is a big plus. Would recommend this place to everyone.
Ella A.
Ella A.
15:27 18 Jun 21
The BEST team ever 😍😍
arlene G.
arlene G.
16:47 15 Jun 21
I felt comfortable.
Mercy L.
Mercy L.
03:56 11 Jun 21
It was a very special place small but the Personal including the Dr very frendly and competity I will recomended to visit
Silvia C.
Silvia C.
20:15 08 Jun 21
I love this place they are very professional and very clean
Melody V.
Melody V.
15:26 21 May 21
Thank you so mush to my doctor Akselrud
Olga
Olga
00:07 21 May 21
Buen trato y buen servicio
Clsa 0.
Clsa 0.
22:41 18 May 21
Upon arrival Brenda at the front desk is exceptionally wonderful, the medical assistant (never caught her name) is so sweet & Dr. Vanessa Sanchez listened to my concerns and addressed all of my issues. Thanks a lot ladies.
Pamela C.
Pamela C.
16:15 07 May 21
Beautiful office , people in the front desk as well as the doctor and nurses where all amazing and kind . No wait time. Overall a wonderful experience
Lucero G.
Lucero G.
14:30 05 May 21
Had to wait for 1/2 hour and the person at the front desk wore her mask BELOW her nose. Dr. Akselrud could not have been nicer and he was more than helpful in dealing with my medical issue. He is a good doctor.
Alexis G.
Alexis G.
03:07 28 Apr 21
My gyn doctor was great she listen and answer your questions good so if you looking for a gyn doctor she the best so far
sha W.
sha W.
17:09 02 Apr 21
Wonderful office, Amazing doctors and Staff. Highly recommend, a jewel in East Harlem!
Jennifer D.
Jennifer D.
03:28 02 Apr 21
I am fairly new here and had about 4 appointments and never had any issues. The wait sometimes can be a little long, but the staff are always nice. The doctors are kind and gentle with their procedures. The anesthesiologist was so nice and helpful and made me feel comfortable during my procedure. I travel from the Bronx and it’s worth the travel.
Princess L.
Princess L.
20:22 25 Mar 21
Loved my doctor she was very good
Leenia M.
Leenia M.
17:56 25 Mar 21
Always professional and willing to answer all my questions.
ntifafa akoko T.
ntifafa akoko T.
19:28 11 Mar 21
My experience is always great, questions always answered no complaints at all
Darryl W.
Darryl W.
15:37 02 Mar 21
Friendly Team.I was seen by Dr. Vanessa, and she is great!!
Jasmin A.
Jasmin A.
19:18 26 Feb 21
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