Dr. Brent Haskell is designated as a Civil Surgeon for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. By this designation, he is authorized to perform medical examinations and give necessary immunizations for aliens applying for adjustment of status or Permanent Resident Status (Green Card).
A medical examination is necessary as a part of the application process for an alien applying for adjustment of status. The purpose of the medical examination is to evaluate the applicant’s health status and to determine if they have any conditions that might preclude a change in status. The results of the examination will be provided to an Immigration officer and may also be shared with health departments and other public health or cooperating medical authorities.
The following tests are required by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, or USCIS (formerly the Immigration & Naturalization Service, or INS).
The physical examination is required for persons of all ages. The examination requirements are determined by your age and your immunization record.
An adult examination (15 years or older) typically consists of the following:
- A Physical Examination
- A test for tuberculosis is required for all persons 2 years or older
- A blood test for syphilis (RPR)
- Immunizations are dependent on age and medical history
A pediatric examination (children 14 years of age or younger) does not usually require blood testing and typically consists of the following:
- A physical examination
- A test for tuberculosis (2 years old and older)
- A review and update of the pediatric immunizations
A tuberculin skin test will be performed at your first visit. You must return in two to three days for a check of the test. If you have had a positive tuberculosis skin test, you will need to have a chest x-ray to make sure you do not have active tuberculosis. This can be done at the clinic for an additional charge. If the TB test is negative, your medical examination can continue.
Certain immunizations are required by the USCIS. The requirements have changed as of 4 January 2010. If you are not able to produce acceptable proof that you have had the immunizations or the diseases themselves, you may have the immunizations administered by our Business Health Travel Program, your health department or personal physician.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine
- Tetanus/Diptheria vaccine
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine
- Seasonal Influenza (during flu season for certain individuals).
Childhood immunizations depend on age and may include:
- Rotavirus vaccine
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine
- Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis vaccine
- Polio vaccine
- Haemophilus Influenzae Type b vaccine
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Hepatitis A vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccine
What you need to bring with you:
- Picture identification such as a passport or other Federally approved documentation (state identification such as a driver's license and school ID is not acceptable).
- Your medical records for any chronic or serious medical problem,
- Your immunization records, even childhood records, if available,
- Alien Registration number if you have one (starts with an “A”),
- I-693 medical form if you have one, otherwise we will provide it. Please use the most recent copy of the form. The most recent form is available on the internet by following this link: www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-693.pdf
We understand the time sensitive nature of these examinations. Usually, we are able to complete the physical examination and blood work portions of the forms within two days. If you return in two or three days to have your TB skin test reviewed and have all the required immunizations completed, then you may be able to have your paperwork completed at that time.
Translator if Needed:
If medical records are not in English please have them translated before presenting for Medical visit. Applicants who do not speak English will be provided with a translation service at an additional cost. Please let us know if this is required when the appointment is booked.
Cost of exams:
Our fee is $200 per applicant. This includes adults and children. The fee includes the examination, TB skin test, blood test for syphilis and completion of the required documents. Chest X-rays, immunizations, other blood tests, other medical testing and translation services are all are at an additional charge payable at the time of service.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Debit Cards as well as cash, money order, and checks. All expenses in connection with the examination must be paid by you at the time of the examination.
To schedule your immigration physical, please call Business Health-Mt. Zion at (859) 301-9050.