New Permanent Residents and U.S Citizens can get their immigration physicals at Instant Urgent Care!
Establishing a permanent or long-term residency in the United States can be a challenge without understanding the right procedures. Whether you are a permanent resident, applying for citizenship, or here on a work visa you’ll need to get a verified immigration physical that meets U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) standards.
The good news for patients in the Bay Area in communities surrounding San Jose, Berkeley, Palo Alto, and nearby locations is that Instant Urgent Care has certified providers that can complete immigration physicals. We encourage you to ask about physicals and what you’ll need in order to expedite your exam.
The immigration physical is a key component of completing your transition towards a permanent residency. Please consult either the USCIS standards page, your immigration attorney, consulate, or another immigration expert if you have supplemental questions about the entire immigration process.
What do I need before my immigration physical?
Newly arriving immigrants and permanent residents must provide a variety of IDs, payment options, and other confirmations before their immigration physical. We recommend contact your nearest Instant Urgent Care location to effectively prepare for your physical. Without the following items you could potentially delay your immigration exam.
Please make sure you bring the following items:
- Government-issued photo identification
- Vaccination records
- Payment options
- Additional up-to-date medical records including medications and medical history
What do providers look for during an immigration physical?
The main purpose of an immigration physical is to ensure that new residents and citizens are healthy enough to come into the country. Patients are examined for a variety of health conditions, if they have communicable diseases, and other health detriments that may impact a new resident’s quality of life.
At Instant Urgent Care, providers are USCIS-certified can can perform your entire immigration physical without any extra referrals or oversight. Per the USCIS guidelines, immigration physicals cover the following:
General routine examination: Patients will receive a through exam of their eyes, ears, nose, mouth, extremities, lungs, heart, and skin. A general routine exam can help determine if you have a chronic condition.
Medical history review: Medical providers at Instant Urgent Care locations can provide an in-depth medical review to determine other health risks, communicable diseases, and an general overview of a patient’s health.
Disease evaluation: USCIS civil surgeons also evaluate diseases, including syphilis and tuberculosis, with onsite blood tests. Providers also evaluate if you need any up-to-date vaccinations before your entry into the United States.
Please make sure you bring any and all medical records to help apply for waivers, exemptions, and other necessary medical information.
How does Instant Urgent Care support my immigration needs?
Provider teams at Instant Urgent Care are passionate about delivering the best quality urgent care and primary care experiences for all patients of all backgrounds. Our team is highly experienced in providing preventive and immediate medical care to newly arriving immigrants and residents from several countries.
The Instant Urgent Care team provides language support and has staff members that can help seamlessly provide your physicals and updated medical services. Team members have proficiency speaking Spanish while other staff members can translate in other languages.
Unlike other urgent care centers, we provide an affordable and efficient immigration physical that makes it easier to live in the U.S!