We want to help! If you’re applying for U.S. citizenship or a green card, we’ve got you covered. AFC Urgent Care offers Immigration Physicals (also known as Green Card Physicals) to USCIS applicants in Cheltenham, Oak Lane, Wyncote, Elkins Park, Wyndmoor, Germantown, and all of Northwest Philadelphia.
The immigration medical exam is a critical requirement in many long-term visa applications and our doctors have been certified as designated civil surgeons in our area to conduct these physicals by USCIS. In fact, our clinic is not only certified to conduct the medical exams required by immigration law, but our doctors have had specific training in how to properly handle your immigration paperwork (I-693) so your file is not delayed due to clerical reasons.
The set of medical tests required in immigration medicals are extremely comprehensive in nature and include, TB testing, urine testing, vaccinations, and general physical wellness checks. Therefore, currently, we cannot offer these exams on a walk-in basis and you should call ahead of time and schedule an appointment with one of our designated civil surgeons. Our staff will help you identify all the documents that you need to bring to your appointment. You may also be asked to complete a return visit in some cases especially if test results are inconclusive and further testing is mandated. The results of your immigration medical exam are relayed to USCIS through form I-693 and patients are also informed of any serious medical concerns revealed in the test.
What to expect
A minimum of two visits are required for each immigration physical.
Visit 1: The first visit can be scheduled any day of the week and is with a Medical Assistant, to review your paperwork and begin some of the required medical testing. During this visit, the Medical Assistant will collect all the necessary documentation.
Visit 2: The second visit will be with your Civil Surgeon to complete your physical and obtain any necessary immunizations. This is typically scheduled about 5-10 days after the initial visit, in order for lab results to come back.
Additional visits may be necessary depending on test results. When you come to your appointment, please arrive 30 minutes early for paperwork to be filled out. During the exam, the Civil Surgeon will review health history and conduct a full body examination. Once health history is reviewed with the Civil Surgeon, he or she will inform the Medical Assistant to give any further vaccinations, immunizations or blood draws.
Once all reports have been received and reviewed, you will be notified that the documents are ready to be signed, the whole process generally takes 10-14 days to be completed.
What you need to bring
Patients are advised to bring the following to their appointment:
Government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport (if physical is for a child, the child will need photo ID as well. Parent ID will not be accepted)
Vaccine/Immunization records (if records are in a different language they will need to be translated into English): www.uscis.gov/i-693
COVID-19 vaccine card.
Hospital or clinic records, including proof of prior treatment for tuberculosis or other infectious diseases
Prior chest x-rays and/or other diagnostic tests
Any mental health records
Immigration Physical Form I-693 form (you may complete this online or you may fill one out here at the clinic. Please be sure everything is capitalized and in black ink)
Payment (we accept cash or credit/debit. We do not accept checks).
Cost Per Person (paid during initial visit)
Adults (over 15) – $500
Children (under 15) – $400
All Exams include:
Physical Examination by Civil Surgeon
RPR (Syphilis) Test
TB Test (via QuantiFERON Gold)
Titers for MMR and Varicella
Additional Labs, Vaccines, or Services as needed:
Chest X-Ray- $80
TDAP – $70
MMR – $170
HEP A – $140
HEP B (each injection) – $145
Varicella – $225
Flu (October 1- March 30) – $40
Medical Translation Service - $200
Let us welcome you to the USA
We cannot only help you in this step today but also ensure that we look after your healthcare needs years after your application gets approved. We recognize just how important the process is to you, so call us today at (215) 935-6777.
We’ll complete your paperwork as required, but if it’s something we can help with we might be able to provide you with treatment on the spot. With in-house labs at many locations, you could be on your way without the need for a second visit.