St. Luke's Medical Center - Quezon City || St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City

Medical Examination for U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants

Please find below the Medical Examination guide for U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants:

Opening Hours

Reception Area6:00 AM
U.S. Counter7:00 AM
Releasing Area9:00 AM
Sputum Collection6:30 AM
D.O.T.7:00 AM
Cashier7:00 AM
X-ray7:00 AM
Laboratory Reception7:00 AM
Immunization7:30 AM
Tuberculin Skin Test/IGRA Test 7:30 AM
Physical Examination8:30 AM

For the convenience of those who come early, the guards may allow applicants to enter St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic premises as early as 4:30 AM but the schedule of operation of each working area will be observed.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. Regular Immigrants and K-Visa Applicants

  2. EACH APPLICANT MUST PRESENT THE FOLLOWING:

    1. Valid passport
    2. Photocopy of Passport Biographic/Data Page, the page in the passport that contains the applicant's photo and information. The photocopy should be the same size as the original, not enlarged or reduced.
    3. Visa Photos
      • For Immigrant Visa Applicants: 3 pieces recent 2x2 visa photos (2 for submission to the U.S. Embassy, 1 for clinic file)
      • For K1 Visa Applicants: 4 pieces recent 2x2 visa photos (3 for submission to the U.S. Embassy, 1 for clinic file)
    4. The US Embassy requires you to bring the 2x2 photos for your visa issuance. We regret not to release the medical report until such time that you can provide this requirement.

    5. Visa Interview Appointment letter from the Embassy or Instruction letter from the National Visa Center (NVC), if available,
    6. 2 photocopies of your Appointment Letter/ Instruction Letter
    7. For applicants who registered online, 2 copies of the online registration confirmation form
    8. Applicants who did not register online are required to provide the name, address (include city, state, and zip code), contact number, and email address of their petitioner in the U.S.A.


    • Minors (17 years old and below) must be accompanied by their parent or by a legal guardian who has thorough knowledge of the child's medical history.

      In case the companion is not the legal guardian, a special power of attorney or authorization letter from the petitioner stating that the companion is authorized to sign on his behalf for the applicant's medical examination and result, must be presented. The companion must also present a government-issued ID as proof of identity.

    • Applicants whose Civil Status is "annulled" or "divorced" are required to present the annulment or divorce papers (court decision) before their medical report can be completed.

    • Additional documents that you may bring, if applicable





  3. Pre-Marital, Command Sponsorship or Overseas Screening

  4. EACH APPLICANT MUST PRESENT THE FOLLOWING:

    1. Signed Endorsement letter from the Commanding Officer where the prospective spouse is presently assigned (tour of duty).

      The letter should contain:

      • the name of the applicant
      • purpose of the examination
      • medical exams that need to be performed, which may vary, depending on the commanding officer.
    2. Passport - if available
    3. 2 pcs 2x2 photos
    4. Old chest x-ray films taken 3 months prior to the medical examination, or older - if available



    • Minors (17 years old and below) must be accompanied by their parent or by a legal guardian who has thorough knowledge of the child's medical history.

      In case the companion is not the legal guardian, a special power of attorney or authorization letter from the petitioner stating that the companion is authorized to sign on his behalf for the applicant's medical examination and result, must be presented. The companion must also present a government-issued ID as proof of identity.

    • Applicants whose Civil Status is "annulled" or "divorced" are required to present the annulment or divorce papers (court decision) before their medical report can be completed.


    • Additional documents that you may bring, if applicable

    Processing of Pre-Marital, Command Sponsorship and Overseas Screening Applicants starts at 7:30 AM






     
  • Whenever applicable, please bring the following:

    • Old chest x-ray films taken 3 months prior to the medical examination, or older

    • Immunization record
      • SELF-REPORTED VACCINES WILL NOT BE HONORED.

        Your vaccination documentation will only be honored if it contains the following details:

      • personal copy (e.g. baby book)or copy of medical chart indicating received vaccines
      • complete date of receipt of vaccination
      • must include signature (license number, if applicable) of doctor or health worker who administered vaccine
    • Detailed medical certificate regarding a previously-treated or currently managed clinically significant illness which should contain the following information:
      • duration and date of treatment
      • surgical procedure or medical intervention done
      • complete final diagnosis
      • outcome of treatment or treatment plans and prognosis, if available

Medical Examination Requirements

  • Physical Examination - Required for all applicants, regardless of age
  • Tuberculin Skin Test - Required for applicants 2-14 years of age
  • Chest X-ray (CXR) - Required for all adult applicants aged 15 and above, or children who had exposure to TB Cases or history of TB disease
  • Syphilis Test - Required for applicants 15 years old and above
  • Pregnancy Test - For women of child-bearing age (15 to 40 years old)

Important Reminders

  1. While female applicants of child-bearing age can undergo the medical examination during their menstrual period it is likely that the full examination cannot be conducted. To avoid delays, applicants who have their menstrual period may choose to reschedule their appointment for one week after the last day of their period.
  2. All visa applicants 15 years old and above, male or female, are required to have chest x-ray to immigrate. Pregnant women will have proper shielding as a precautionary measure of radiation hazards. Pregnant applicants may have an option to defer medical examination including chest x-ray until delivery.
  3. Minors (17 years old and below) must be accompanied by their parent or by a legal guardian who has thorough knowledge of the child's medical history.

    In case the companion is not the legal guardian, a special power of attorney or authorization letter from the petitioner stating that the companion is authorized to sign on his behalf for the applicant's medical examination and result.

  4. Applicants are advised to take their meals prior to coming over for their medical examination since food is not allowed within the premises and all the initial blood and urine tests do not require a fasting state. There are restaurants near St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic and drinking fountains are available within the building.

  5. Since Tuberculin Skin Testing requires an observation period of 48-72 hours, applicants 2-14 years old are advised not to come for their medical examination on a Thursday.The clinic is closed on weekends, so the TST cannot be interpreted before it expires.

    Applicants are advised return to the clinic at least an hour before the time indicated on the TST return slip, to prevent expiration of TST.

  6. Immigration law and CDC requires vaccination with age-appropriate vaccines. This includes live vaccines which may cause birth defects/deformities when given to pregnany women or to child-bearing women who may become pregnant within four weeks from receipt of the said vaccines. Additional vaccines are also given when medically indicated; or withheld when contraindicated.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION FEES

Starting May 14, 2012, the medical examination fee for Adult U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants (15 years and older) will increase from US$213.35 to US$223.00. The fee for children (below 15 years of age) is still US$185.00.

 

Age Price (USD) Price (PhP)
15 years and older USD 223.00 PhP 10,258.00
less than 15 years old USD 185.00 PhP 8,510.00
* Medical Fees effective April 1, 2014.

  • The Medical Examination fee is inclusive of vaccines.
  • Specialty consultations available within the clinic are performed free of charge. Referrals from other clinics will be charged accordingly.
  • St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic does not accept cheque or credit card payments. Fees must be paid in Philippine Pesos at the prevailing exchange rate. Exchange rates are provided by the U.S. Embassy Manila on a weekly basis.

Working Flowchart

REMINDERS:

  1. Applicants are advised to take their meals prior to coming over for their medical examination since food is not allowed within the premises and all the initial blood and urine tests do not require a fasting state. There are restaurants near St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic and drinking fountains are available within the building.
  2. Females within the reproductive age group are advised not to schedule their medical examination during their menstrual period. Otherwise, they will be required to come back one week after the last day of their menstruation.
  3. All visa applicants 15 years old and above, male or female, are required to have chest x-ray to immigrate. Pregnant women will have proper shielding as a precautionary measure of radiation hazards. Pregnant applicants may have an option to defer medical examination including chest x-ray until delivery.
  4. Minors (17 years old and below) must be accompanied by their parent or by a legal guardian who has thorough knowledge of the child's medical history.

    In case the companion is not the legal guardian, a special power of attorney or authorization letter from the petitioner stating that the companion is authorized to sign on his behalf for the applicant's medical examination and result.

  5. Applicants are advised to take their meals prior to coming over for their medical examination since food is not allowed within the premises and all the initial blood and urine tests do not require a fasting state. There are restaurants near St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic and drinking fountains are available within the building.



Day 1View Flowchart
Day 2
(For applicants who did not undergo TST test on Day 1)
View Flowchart
Day 3
(For applicants who underwent TST)
View Flowchart
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Note:

  • Medical results and documents will be released according to the physical examination, x-ray and laboratory results, which will be conducted and processed in accordance with the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy and the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention.
  • The medical report and visa photographs are submitted by St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic directly to the U.S. Embassy, with few exceptions. In most cases, only the passport, CD of Chest X-ray, and Vaccination Documentation Worksheet are given to the applicants.

Working Flowchart

REMINDERS:

  1. Applicants are advised to take their meals prior to coming over for their medical examination since food is not allowed within the premises and all the initial blood and urine tests do not require a fasting state. There are restaurants near St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic and drinking fountains are available within the building.
  2. All visa applicants 15 years old and above, male or female, are required to have chest x-ray to immigrate. Pregnant women will have proper shielding as a precautionary measure of radiation hazards. Pregnant applicants may have an option to defer medical examination including chest x-ray until delivery.
  3. Female within the reproductive age group are advised not to schedule their medical examination during their menstrual period. Otherwise, they will be required to come back one week after the last day of their menstruation.
  4. Minors (17 years old and below) must be accompanied by their parent or by a legal guardian who has thorough knowledge of the child's medical history.

Day 1 Workflow - US Day 2 Workflow - US (no TST) Day 3 Workflow - US



Note:

  • Medical results and documents will be released according to the physical examination, x-ray and laboratory results, which will be conducted and processed in accordance with the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy and the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention.
  • The medical report and visa photographs are submitted by St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic directly to the U.S. Embassy, with few exceptions. In most cases, only the passport, CD of Chest X-ray, and Vaccination Documentation Worksheet are given to the applicants