If you are applying for Green Card or citizenship, you will need to follow the requirements of the US Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services and have a comprehensive medical exam. At Briggs Chaney Walk-In Clinic, we are certified as a Civil Surgeon and are able to perform the appropriate exams and administer immunizations.
For patients who need an examination, we recommend that they visit the USCIS site and print out the appropriate I-693 form in order to have it ready before we conduct the exam. Our qualified staff members can assist patients with this form, and with an overview of the process of the exam. Our staff members speak a number of languages, including Spanish, Farsi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu, Lgbo, Ga, Twi, and Bengali and are here to assist our patients with translations or filling out the appropriate forms.
It is important that patients who require an immigration exam also have all their up to date medical records, with verifications of current immunizations and any chronic mental or physical health concerns. This can help our staff better assist our clients through the examination and can also allow us to recommend extended care for health and wellness.
Although our clinicians can address long term health concerns based on medical histories, we will also be able to conduct the screenings that are required by the government for entry and stay in the US. Before the examination, our staff will go over the Class A and Class B pre-qualifications that patients may require. This can include:
- Possible communicable diseases that are considered a public health hazard
- Insufficient immunizations
- Mental or physical conditions that can be harmful to public health
- A history of substance abuse issues
These concerns must be addressed in advance of the exam, for USCIS determinations.
The immigration exam includes going over these records and performing a full physical and mental evaluation for our patients. In going over the medical histories, our staff will also be able to assess the need for further immunizations, and we may administer these at the time of the initial visit or during the follow up exam.
After the comprehensive physical, we will administer a TB test, and run a blood panel to check for communicable diseases such as syphilis and HIV. For our patients who have a positive TB test, we will also have to perform a chest X-ray in order to make a further determination for health risk and following course of action.
Once this initial exam, which can take 1 to 1 ½ hours, has been completed, we will ask patients to return to the Briggs Chaney Walk-In Clinic, so that we may go over the results and any necessary recommendation. If the vaccinations are up to date and the results of the testing are negative, then we will complete all forms. Once this is done, we will also provide the necessary signatures and the sealed envelope in which all documentation may be safely put so that patients can take these to the USCIS or attending attorney.
As a designated Civil Surgeon site, our clinical staff can provide patients with consultations in the event of positive blood work, and can make recommendations on the evaluation based on the current physical examination and on the patient's medical records. Although the USCIS will make the final decision as to a patient's legal ability to remain in the US, our caring staff can help with many of the concerns that could be a point of contention.
At Briggs Chaney Walk-In Clinic, it is our aim to provide patient centered care that also keeps to the standards of upholding public health. We strive to put all of our visitors at ease, so that we may go over the medical records, physical examinations, and test results with thoroughness and concern, in order to present the most accurate evaluation to the USCIS and to our clients.
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