First Care Medical Clinic

Immigration Physical Exams

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires individuals to complete an immigration physical exam as part of the citizenship process. The practitioners at First Care Medical Clinic are USCIS-certified to perform green card medical examinations and administer required vaccinations to assist with permanent residency. 

Book an appointment and bring all required forms to any of our five North Carolina locations in Monroe, Albemarle, Gastonia, and Charlotte, or our clinic in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

To schedule a visit, call the First Care Medical Clinic office nearest you or click the button below to book an appointment online.

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Citizenship and Green Card Medical Exam Q & A

Why Do I Need an Immigration Physical?

An immigration physical, required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is an essential part of becoming a permanent resident and processing a Lawful Permanent Resident Card (green card). Getting an immigration physical is important for many reasons, including:

  • Ensuring you don’t have any communicable diseases
  • Getting you updated on vaccinations
  • Making sure you’re in overall good health

Who can Perform a Citizenship Physical Exam?

If you are applying for an immigrant visa you must select a government-approved doctor called a “civil surgeon.” First Care Medical Clinic has several USCIS-certified providers on staff, so you can schedule immigration physicals at any of our six locations. 

What Happens During an Immigration Physical?

Doctors will follow the USCIS-issued I-693 form to complete your citizenship medical exam which includes a number of tests and screenings. Most immigration physicals include the following components:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Vaccination updates
  • Syphilis and gonorrhea screening
  • Drug abuse and addiction evaluation

Most screenings are required for any individual over the age of 15. Children may be excused from some tests and screenings, but all immigration physicals include a comprehensive medical examination.

What Do I Bring to My Immigration Physical?

First Care Medical Clinic is dedicated to helping you throughout every stage of your immigration physical. To ensure your doctor can complete the physical, it’s important to bring the following documents with you to your appointment:

  • Medical records (if you’ve been diagnosed with communicable diseases)
  • Valid government-issued identification
  • Immunization records (English translation)
  • A copy of the USCIS I-693 form. While you can fill out your personal information in Part 1 ahead of time, you should not sign Part 2 or go any further without approval from your physician.

You’re also welcome to bring an interpreter with you to your green card medical exam. It’s important that your interpreter can speak, read, and write in English, as they’re going to need to fill out a portion of your I-693 form.

Schedule your USCIS physical exam at First Care Medical Clinic directly through the website. You can also contact the clinic nearest you to speak with a team member.