Immigration Physicals Specialist

Redwood Family Health Center

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians & Pediatrics located in McKinney, TX & Farmers Branch, TX

If you are working toward immigrating to the United States, an important step in the process is obtaining your immigration physical from an authorized physician. Venkata Vallury, MD, Visalakshi Vallury, MD, and the experienced team at Redwood Family Health Center in Farmers Branch and McKinney, Texas, provide licensed and comprehensive immigration medical examinations and can help you complete the necessary paperwork. Call the nearest office or book online to schedule your immigration physical today.

Immigration Physicals Q & A

What is an immigration physical?

For those hoping to immigrate to the United States or obtain a Green Card once there, obtaining an immigration medical examination is an important part of the process. It must be fully completed before your application is processed or approved.

The immigration physical is a comprehensive medical examination that determines if there are any medical reasons that make your application inadmissible.

This physical examination must be carried out by a doctor who is approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The team at Redwood Family Health Center is fully licensed to carry out this exam, and they are committed to doing so in a compassionate and supportive manner. 

What is the purpose of an immigration physical?

The immigration physical ensures that those seeking to live in the United States do not have any diseases or health conditions that pose a threat to the public health of the nation. It can be thought of as a screening exam as opposed to a full consultation with a medical doctor.

The physician who performs your exam may not diagnose or treat any conditions they find.  

As such, it shouldn’t take the place of a normal checkup or physical exam.

There is a wide range of conditions that could lead to you being designated as inadmissible on medical grounds, including:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Hansen’s disease
  • Gonorrhea

This is only a partial list. Consult with your doctor at Redwood Family Health Center if you have questions regarding specific conditions that pertain to your situation. 

What can I expect at my appointment?

Properly preparing for your appointment is very important to ensure that your doctor accurately completes the examination. The US Department of State has a comprehensive list of documents and materials to bring to the examination, including:

  • Your passport, identity card, laissez-passer, or travel document
  • Your immunization records
  • Copies of your medical history records
  • The unsigned I693 form with your information completed

During the appointment, your doctor carefully reviews your medical history and immunization records to ensure that you don’t have any conditions that pose a public health threat.

They also conduct a thorough physical examination and blood tests are conducted to screen for further diseases. Required Immunizations will be provided. Additional testing may be ordered based on initial test results. 

The signed I693 form will be provided when the evaluation is completed.

To learn more about immigration physical, call Redwood Family Health Center or book an appointment online today.