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We invite you to choose Central Primary Care for your immigration medical exam from a USCIS licensed Civil Surgeon. We have been providing immigration medical exams for nearly 25 years, and have extensive experience in performing required medical medical exams for immigration. We are committed to meeting your needs, answering your questions, and helping guide you through the medical aspects of immigration, with our accessible and affordable services, from compassionate and qualified physicians and staff. 

How can you schedule an immigration medical exam? 

You can schedule your immigration medical exam at Central Primary Care by calling us at: (773) 205-0800. (You can also schedule at our other location, Central Medical Clinic.)

What is an immigration medical exam? 


The medical immigration exam is a screening health exam required for individuals looking to obtain lawful permanent residence (a "green card") as well as several other immigrant or non-immigrant visas. The purpose of the medical exam is to determine if the applicant has a particular health condition that would make him or her generally inadmissible to the United States on medical grounds. 

Who is required to get an immigration medical exam? 


These medical exams and immunizations are required for all refugees to the United States, all those applying for an immigration visa, and resident aliens who are applying to become permanent residents. Those applying for temporary visas may require these exams as well.

Who can perform an immigration medical exam?


In the United States, an immigration medical exam needs to be performed by a USCIS-designated and licensed Civil Surgeon, or a USCIS-approved doctor. A Civil Surgeon is a doctor, selected by the USCIS to conduct medical examinations of aliens in the U.S. who are applying for adjustment of status to permanent residence, or who are required by the USCIS to have a medical examination. 

A personal or family physician without USCIS approval can not perform the exam. (If you are outside of the United States, the U.S. embassy or consulate in your area can refer you to an approved "panel physician" to have the exam performed.)

What should you bring to an immigration medical exam at Central Primary Care? 

Applicants should bring:

USCIS I-693 Form: Prior to the exam, applicants should fill out a USCIS I-693 form (download form here), which is a report of medical examination and vaccination record; it will be completed by the civil surgeon or physician and put in a sealed envelope. After the exam, the applicant must submit the sealed envelope containing the USCIS I-693 form along with an I-485 petition for adjustment of status to permanent residency.

Identification: A passport or other valid government-issued photo I.D. like a valid unexpired driver’s license. If an applicant is 14 years old or younger, please bring identification that shows the name and place of birth and the parent’s full name such as a birth certificate (please translate any foreign birth certificates into English), or bring an affidavit

Recent Tests: Chest x-rays, blood tests, and TB skin tests that have been performed in the last six months. 

Vaccination History: Written documentation of your vaccination history

Medications: A list of current medications you are taking

The Required Fee

A Friend to Translate: Central Primary Care's Civil Surgeon can conduct immigration medical exams in English, Spanish, or Polish. If you don't speak any of these languages, please bring a friend to help translate during your visit 

What's involved in an immigration medical exam? 

The immigration medical exam involves several visits, that include a physical examination, evaluation, and testing. Generally, the process takes two or three visits if you can be cleared medically and do not require additional laboratory work or tests. 

In addition to a physical examination—during which you will need to disrobe and wear a medical gown—the exam also includes a mental status evaluation, a tuberculosis test, blood tests for syphilis and other communicable diseases, and may include required immunizations and vaccinations. 

During the immigration medical exam, you'll be tested for a variety of Class A medical conditions deemed a threat to public safety. These are grounds for denial of your application. These conditions include communicable diseases such as SARS, leprosy, chancroids, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and others. Other Class A medical conditions may include drug addictions or certain psychiatric disorders creating a threat of physical harm to others. In case of Class A medical conditions that is treatable, the doctor will recommend a course of treatment. However, even in some cases where the condition is not easily treatable, applicants may apply for medical waivers of Class A medical conditions. For example, an applicant may apply if he or she is the spouse or unmarried child of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The I-601 form is used to apply for a medical waiver. Consult your immigration attorney for more details. 

Other medical conditions or abnormalities not deemed as a threat to public safety are declared Class B conditions, and waivers may be granted for Class B conditions. 

What vaccinations and immunizations are required?

The USCIS requires vaccinations and immunizations against specific communicable diseases for anyone applying for a change in immigration status. You may be required to be immunized if you have not received these immunizations in the past. Central Primary Care can provide these immunizations.  

The following are the required immunizations for those aged 15 and older: 

* Mumps
* Measles
* Rubella
* Polio
* Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
* Pertussis
* Haemophilus influenzae type B
* Hepatitis B
* COVID-19

* Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices


USCIS requires that our Civil Surgeons have proof that you have received a full primary vaccine series for COVID-19, and at least the first dose of a series of other required vaccines, before they can consider your I-693 application form complete and sign off on it.


Note: There are different immunization requirements for infants and children under the age of 15. Please discuss this with your Central Primary Care civil surgeon. 


When is payment required? 

Central Primary Care requires payment on the day of your immigration medical exam appointment.

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"I am so happy that I chose this clinic for my immigration medical exams. If you are going through the Green Card process, you should definitely go here.” 

Cal P. 

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