Questions, Immigration Medical Examination (I-693 form)
1- What do I bring with me on the day of the office visit?
Identification:Driver license, passport or any other identification.
I-693 filled form:Fill the form (see above icon forms to fill) and print it.
2- Does Insurance cover Immigration Medical Exam?
No, insurance does not cover immigration medical exams and we will not bill the insurance for shots. For blood work for TB, Syphilis and the Gonorrhea urine test, we will send you to the local Quest lab. They can bill your insurance for these tests, and if you do not have insurance they will charge you about $75 for syphyllis and Gonnorrhea if you are 15 years and older. Children fourteen years and younger do not require blood or urine test only TB blood test which cost $130.
3-When will I pick up
my sealed envelope for immigration and my copy?
If everything is normal, it will be given you within 7 days. We will give you two envelopes: one sealed for the government which no one is allowed to open and a copy for your records which you are allowed to open. We will call you to pick up the envelope when it is ready. Do not call us unless we call you.
4- Do I need to be fasting when I come for my immigration medical exam?
No, it would be better if you ate and drank some water.
5- What if my TB blood test is positive called positive quantiferon blood test?
We will you to come and get a Chest X-ray prescription. If you have insurance then we can send you to Beaumont Hospital to get your x-ray. If you do not have insurance then we can do it at Sterling Heights office for $150.
If the chest x-ray is normal then we will NOT seal the envelope yet. Because your blood test is positive, this is considered Latent TB and your name will be submitted to health department. After we get the chest xray report, we will have you come in and pick up the report of the blood and xray and the form and you will take it to the health department that we will give you the address. You will call them and make an appointment with them to fill their section and to see if you need to be treated. The Health Department will make that decision. After they fill their paper you will bring them back to us and we will seal your envelope weather you are treated or not. If you do not follow all these steps and we would seal your envelope before the health department address the positive quantiferon issue, there would be very high chance that your envelope would be returned from our previous experience.
So it would be better to do the right way.
6-Which immunization do I need?
Most adults will need the following 2-4 shots: Tdap (Tetanus Diphtheria pertussis ), MMR (Measles Mumps & Rubella, but if you are pregnant you aren't able to receive it). Some may possibly need Varicella (chicken pox) however you aren't able to receive this one if you are pregnant as well. You may need a flu shot during flu season October-March, and Pneumonia shot if you are 65 years or older. For children, we will try to pull the records from the Michigan national registry. If it's not there, and you can provide us a different format from your country we can put it into the system in a Michigan (MCIR) format for a fee of $100. This program will let us know what additional shots they need.
If you already had the shots and cannot provide a written documentation, then getting them again will not hurt you. The shots can be conveniently given right at our office.
7- What if the Syphilis blood test or urine gonorrhea test is abnormal?
If the result is abnormal the lab will have to run a confirmation blood test for syphilis at an additional cost. If the confirmation test for Syphilis is normal then you do not need to be treated. If the confirmation test is abnormal then you will be sent to a specialist to be treated. There is no confirmation test for gonorrhea, if it's abnormal then you will be sent to a specialist to be treated. We can also treat you in our office as an office visit.
8- When you arrive we will give you the following green paper to read and understand: