Immigration Health Services in New York City
Not only is Great City Medical in New York City a one-stop-shop for your primary health care and gynecology needs plus cosmetic services, but we also offer medical exams for immigrants as required by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Medical Exams for US Green Card Applicants
Dr. Mikhail Akselrud is a government-designated civil surgeon authorized to perform the types of medical examinations required of US green card applicants – those individuals seeking to adjust their immigration status to that of a lawful permanent resident. The purpose of the exam is to rule out any public health grounds for denying residency requests.
What Does Your Medical Exam Consist Of?
During your visit with Dr. Akselrud, he will conduct a thorough physical exam, including blood tests for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and syphilis. He will also provide you with any necessary vaccinations. See the vaccine requirements by applicant age, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Great City Medical charges $250 for Civil Surgeon Exam (this includes all the necessary blood tests and PPD)
- Quantifier - $60 (if patient chooses instead of PPD)
- TD Vaccination - $50
- MMR Vaccination - $100
- Flu Vaccination - $30 (October 1st - March 31st)
*All vaccine fees could be avoided by bringing vaccination records or obtaining them for free at an NYC Health Clinics
Preparing for Your Immigration Exam
To make the appointment run smoothly, you will want to be sure to bring with you:
- Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (Form I-693)
- Photo ID (government-issued)
- Immunization record
- Medical insurance card
- Payment for the doctor visit
You should fill out the I-693 to the extent you are able and bring it with you to the exam. At that point, Dr. Akselrud will use the form to report the results of your medical exam to the USCIS. You will receive a copy of the I-693, as well as the original in a sealed envelope, for you to return to USCIS offices in person. Note that the envelope you deliver to USCIS must remain sealed in order to comply with US regulations.
Green Card Exams & Physicals in NYC
If you’re in need of an immigration-related medical examination, you’ll want to be sure you visit a physician who is designated a civil surgeon by the USCIS as qualified and experienced to perform the exam. And that means you’ll want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Akselrud at Great City Medical in NYC. Just call (212) 281-8600 or use our convenient online appointment request form to get started.