Immigration Physicals Exams in Newton, MA
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Immigration medical exams are an important step in the immigration process. It is necessary to ensure everyone who wishes to live and work in the US is healthy before they can move forward. At Transform Alliance for Health, we offer medical exams for anyone seeking an immigration visa. If you or someone you know is looking for an immigration medical exam in the Newton, MA area, call us today or visit us online to book an appointment.
What do they test for in immigration medical exams?
The medical examination involves a physical check of your eyes, ears, nose and throat, your arms and legs, your vital organs including the heart and lungs, as well as the abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and external genitalia. The doctor will also complete an X-ray of the chest and a blood test. Children are generally excused from the X-ray and blood tests. The exam completed by a government-authorized doctor, consists of several parts:
- A thorough physical and mental evaluation
- Drug and alcohol test
- Testing for different illnesses and diseases
- A detailed review of your medical and vaccination history
Here is a list of the required vaccines for US immigration:
- Seasonal influenza
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Tetanus and diphtheria
- Haemophilus influenzaetype B (Hib)
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
How can I pass a medical exam?
- Get a good night’s sleep — It’s important to sleep for eight hours the night before so your blood pressure is as low as possible.
- Diet optimization – Salty and fatty foods increase your blood pressure and triglycerides. It’s suggested to abstain from junk foods for 2 to 3 days prior to your exam. It is also important to fast for 6 – 12 hours before the exam to avoid blood pressure and sugar levels from spiking. Drink lots of water and avoid drinking coffee and other caffeinated products a few hours before the exam. This will help regulate heart rate and heart pressure.
- Know your medications — Prepare a list of any medications, including OTC medications, you’re taking for the examiner to record.
- Eliminate stress & face your fears — Relax before the exam, practice deep breathing and mindfulness. Know your strengths and weaknesses and confront both of them with confidence and certainty. The more clarity you have over your emotions, the better you will be able to approach them.
What happens after I complete the medical exam?
After applying to become a permanent resident, it takes approximately three months to process your results after getting them from the physician. When the examination is completed, the doctor will prepare the results and findings. Often the doctor will send the results straight to the consulate where you applied. If your immigration medical exam is within the United States, the doctor will give you Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. You must keep the folder sealed and then submit the medical exam along with Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status. The results of your immigration medical exam are usually valid for two years. If you fail your medical examination, you may be able to retake the exam if it was due to a curable illness. If it was the result of a more serious illness, you may not be granted a working visa.
If you are looking for an Immigration Medical Exam in the Newton, MA area, please book an appointment with Transform Alliance for Health at 150 California St, 2nd Floor, Newton, MA 02458 by calling (617) 762-5724 or visit us online at https://www.transform-afh.com/ to book your appointment today! We are open 4 days a week.