Immigration Physical in Tampa FL
If you are looking to make the United States your permanent place of residence, you will have to undergo a physical immigration examination. This is to ensure you don’t have any medical conditions that will require follow-up treatment and to clarify that all your immunizations are up to date. The examination must be carried out by a civil surgeon who works for immigration. At AFC Urgent Care Tampa, we provide low-cost immigration physicals.
Our urgent care clinic in Tampa, Florida is allowed by federal law to conduct a physical immigration examination to help grant you access to live and work in the United States.
What services do you provide?
An immigration physical is a required step if you are applying for a green card or citizenship. Unlike other physicals, this one must be administered by a USCIS Designated Civil Surgeon. Our board-certified providers at AFC Urgent Care Tampa are available to give you this physical today. They have years of experience in administering this specialized physical, and our facility is equipped to manage all of the testing requirements needed. We also keep most of the required vaccines on site to get your immunizations up to date.
What happens during an immigration physical? What is included?
During your physical we will:
- Review your available medical records
- Conduct a complete physical evaluation
- Verify the status of your vaccines
- Evaluate you for any physical or mental abnormalities, diseases, or disabilities
- Complete all needed paperwork
Most patients will need additional vaccinations, TB blood testing, other blood tests, and usually a chest x-ray before the physical is complete. These services are all available at our urgent care center at affordable rates.
What should I bring with me to my immigration physical at AFC Urgent Care Tampa?
When visiting our urgent care center for this physical, please bring with you:
- Government-issued picture ID (Valid Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport)
- Previous vaccine and immunization records
- Any hospital records showing treatment for prior infectious diseases
- Prior Chest X-rays and other diagnostic tests
- Any mental health records, if available
- Payment (Cash, Credit, or Debit Card)
Will health insurance cover my immigration physical?
Most health insurances do not cover this service. You may want to check with your carrier first before visiting.
How long does it take for an immigration physical to be completed?
After your physical examination is completed, we must wait several days for various tests and screenings to be completed. This includes your QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT) for tuberculosis and, if needed, your RPR (Syphilis Test). Please allow for at least seven days so your test results can be verified. We will call you when your completed USCIS Certified Immigration Physical packet is ready to be picked up.
We will give you a sealed envelope with your immigration results and a copy for your records. DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE. Give that to your immigration lawyer or the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
AFC Urgent Care Tampa is located at 6182 Gunn Hwy. Tampa, FL 33625. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Immigration physicals do take some time to complete, so please call ahead if you are thinking of visiting us later in the day to ensure we can accommodate you. Call our friendly staff today with questions or to make an appointment at (813) 960-1100.