Immigration Physicals: Get the Medical Exam and Vaccinations for Your Green Card
Applying to get your green card? You’re going to need a medical exam completed by a physician that’s been designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If you’re ready to make an appointment for this immigration physical, there’s no need to wait. Rocky Mountain Urgent Care has several qualifying physicians on staff.
Still at the beginning of the process and looking for more information? Use these resources as a guide and then Contact the closest Rocky Mountain Urgent Care and Family Medicine clinic when you’re ready to complete the medical exam.
The USCIS Immigration Physical and Medical Exam Form
The USCIS uses Form I-693, a 13-page medical exam, to assess whether green card applicants pose a serious health risk. Before your appointment, you’ll need to print and fill out Part 1 of Form I-693. Know that while we’ll share the results of your medical exam, we have to give you the completed form in a sealed envelope. Don’t open it! The USCIS requires that you submit the form in a sealed envelope. Otherwise, they won’t accept it. The form instructions will provide the necessary information to submit the medical exam form, either by mail or in person.
The purpose of this medical exam is to look for any condition that would make the individual a risk to public health and thus inadmissible for permanent resident status. As stated in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), most disqualifying conditions fall into one of three categories:
- A communicable disease that has the potential to create an outbreak in the general public.
- A physical or mental disorder with behavior that may pose a threat to personal safety, property, or the general welfare.
- Being a drug addict.
Get Your Vaccinations
Even applicants in very good health may not pass the medical exam if they haven’t received all the required vaccinations. The good news is that Rocky Mountain Urgent Care and Family Medicine can generally provide these vaccinations if you need them. Know that the immunization list is considerable. You may have heard about the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine that’s given to most children in the U.S. This vaccine is part of the requirements, but there are others. Check out the vaccine requirements and full immunization list issued by the CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Prove You’re Healthy and Stay that Way with Rocky Mountain Urgent Care
Not only will you get skilled care from compassionate health professionals during your immigration physical, you’ll get the same high-quality care and patient experience from Rocky Mountain Urgent Care for all your healthcare needs. More than just getting your green card, you can stay healthy and even improve your health with our urgent care, family medicine, and specialty services.