Female Patient Being Reassured By Doctor during immigration physicals

Fast, Affordable Immigration Physicals in Orange County

United State Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires a medical exam performed by designated physicians (also known as Civil Surgeons) in order to complete the immigration process. We have 3 Civil Surgeons to conduct your examination:

Gail Silver, MD

Gail Silver, MD

Bernard Elpedes, DO

Bernard Elpedes, DO

Jonathan Tsao, MD

Jonathan Tsao, MD

Our team is here to answer any questions you have about immigration physicals. We’ll make this process as fast and easy as possible, and we are happy to honor any current immunizations you’ve already received.

It is important that you finish this specific, multistep process before submitting to USCIS. In an effort to make this particular hurdle as painless and clear as possible, we have put together a list of FAQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?
You should bring the following to your exam:

  • Vaccine records and any lab results
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Interpreter if needed
Will you accept immunizations I have already received?
Yes. If you have received any immunizations at another medical clinic, Saddleback Family and Urgent Care will accept them. We will perform your examination and administer only the vaccinations currently needed.
What happens during an immigration exam?
After checking in, we will:

  • Have you fill out page 1 of form I-693
  • Review your medical history
  • Perform a physical exam
  • Review your immunizations and labs
  • A routine blood test
  • Patients (15 years and older) require blood work to screen for Tuberculosis and Syphilis and a urine test for Gonorrhea. Results for these tests are typically ready in 48 hours. *These tests will be ordered at the time of the exam. Patients will be billed separately by Primex Labs. The cost for these three tests is $60.50
What will the exam cost and how long will it last?
The cost of an immigration physical varies according to the needs of the patient, but a physical starts at $185 and can go up from there. The final cost depends on which vaccine(s) you already have, and whether you need a TB skin test or chest X-ray. The exam typically lasts 1-2 hours.
When will I receive my completed documents?
As soon as all the required information is available – including lab results, TB test results (CXR if required), and immunization information – we will have you come in to the clinic to review and sign the forms. We will then provide you with a sealed packet of forms for immigration services, as well as a copy for your own records.
What immunizations are required to pass an immigration physical?
  • MMR
  • Tdap
  • Influenza (during flu season)
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal (age 65 and older)
  • Hepatitis B (age 18 and younger)

If you have already received any of the above immunizations, please bring your immunization records or have them faxed to us at (949) 770-2815 and we will honor them.

Saddleback Family & Urgent Care has been serving the Orange County community for over 30 years and is happy to be your choice for immigration physicals. If you have any questions regarding the process or to set up an appointment, give us a call at (949) 452-7699.

Call us today to schedule your Immigration Physical: (949) 452-7699

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