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Immigration Physicals Specialist

Tri-Valley Medical Center

Internal Medicine, Aesthetics & Podiatry located in San Ramon, CA

If you’re a refugee coming to the United States or applying for an immigrant visa, you’ll need an immigration physical. At Tri-Valley Medical Center in San Ramon, California, the medical team has authorized providers to perform a comprehensive list of services, including immigration physicals. For more information on immigration physicals for men and women in the San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, and Danville area, call Tri-Valley Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Immigration Physicals Q & A

What is an immigration physical?

An immigration physical, or medical examination of immigrants and refugees, is a special medical screening for specific conditions outlined by the U.S. Public Health Service. An immigration physical usually includes a comprehensive physical, full medical history, chest X-ray, and blood tests.

In most cases, children under 15 have a physical exam and immunizations but don’t require blood tests or a chest X-ray.

Immigration physicals are a requirement regulated by the secretary of Health and Human Services under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1965 and the Public Health Service Act of 1944.

Why do I need an immigration physical?

Immigration physicals are typically required when you apply for a green card. The Tri-Valley Medical Center team has physicians authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) to perform these exams.

Under CIS guidelines, your immigration physical covers specific tests and documentation, including:

  • Syphilis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chronic medical conditions

Your immigration physical also includes screening for mental health issues.

What should I bring to an immigration physical?

When you arrive at Tri-Valley Medical Center for your immigration physical, it’s essential to bring the following items:

  • A government-issued photo ID, such as a valid passport or driver’s license
  • Vaccination Record (Form I-693) and Report of Medical Examination
  • Records of your vaccinations or immunizations
  • A medical insurance card

For children under 14, you also need a valid form of identification, such as a birth certificate or affidavit that includes their name, place and date of birth, and parents’ full names. If applicable, this form of identification should also have an English translation.

Before your appointment, contact Tri-Valley Medical Center for additional information on what to bring to your immigration physical.

What can I expect during an immigration physical?

During your immigration physical, your authorized provider checks your:

  • Throat and nose
  • Eyes and ears
  • Lungs and heart
  • Abdomen and lymph nodes
  • External genitalia
  • Extremities
  • Skin

You can also expect tuberculosis testing, blood work, and a chest X-ray. Your tuberculosis screening usually requires an additional visit 2-3 days after your test to interpret your results. The Tri-Valley Medical Center conveniently offers all aspects of your immigration physical on-site.

For more information on immigration physicals, call Tri-Valley Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.