If you wish to move and become a permanent resident in the United States, you’ll need to have an immigration physical exam. At Prosalud Family Medicine in the Mission District of San Francisco, California, board-certified family medicine physician Juan Posado, MD, provides comprehensive physicals, including immigration (INS) physicals, for all ages. Prosalud Family Medicine is proud to offer Spanish-speaking services for patients and their families at their immigration physical visits. To learn more about immigration physicals, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Immigration physicals, or INS, is a medical examination required by the United States’ Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If you’re planning to become a permanent citizen in the United States, you must pass your immigration physical.
Your immigration physical is different from your routine annual physical — it involves very specific assessments and rules. After you pass your physical, the team at Prosalud Family Medicine can help you with the necessary paperwork to complete your immigration process.
At Prosalud Family Medicine, an immigration physical involves a few steps, which include:
When you come into Prosalud Family Medicine for an immigration physical, the team first conducts a comprehensive physical exam, where they check your overall physical and mental health.
Next, the team at Prosalud Family Medicine reviews your personal and family medical history. They might also check for any previous illnesses or chronic diseases, hospitalization records, or drug use.
The team at Prosalud Family Medicine also determines whether you have certain vaccines that are required by USCIS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also have specific rules for immunizations.
Some of the necessary vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), polio, meningitis, pneumonia, influenza, tetanus, and the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your immunization records, you might need other vaccines.
As a part of your immigration physical, you may also need health screenings for conditions like tuberculosis, gonorrhea, or syphilis. If your screening results come back as positive, the team at Prosalud Family Medicine can develop a treatment plan so you pass your immigration physical.
After completing a comprehensive physical exam, review of medical and immunization records, and performing all the necessary screenings, the team can move forward with helping you complete the I-693 paperwork for the immigration physical portion of your application.
You’ll submit the paperwork to USCIS for processing your permanent citizen application.
The team at Prosalud Family Medicine recommends that you prepare the following items prior to your immigration physical:
To learn more about immigration physicals, call Prosalud Family Medicine today or schedule an appointment online.