Immigration Medical Exam

Immigration medical examination performed by the USCIS certified civil surgeon Doctor Ilene Z. Coopersmith five days of the week.
2101 Mermaid Avenue ( corner of West 21 Street ) Brooklyn, NY 11224. Phone 718-266-1676. Call to tell us you are coming. The medical exam will take about an hour to complete. Immigration medical exam serving New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and all other states. The medical exam Form I-693 used to determine whether an applicant for adjustment of status / “green card” is admissible to the United States on medical grounds. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section includes common questions about the medical exams.
The following documents should be brought with you to your visit: Personal identification with your photograph on it (passport)  and your medical and vaccination records (if you have). We will provide you with the most current Form I-693.

If English is not your native language, you may wish to bring someone along with you to help answer questions and fill out forms. Our medical staff speaks Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian and Hebrew.
The official immigration forms used by the USCIS will be provided to you by our office, you do not need to bring these forms with you.
The following tests are required by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, or USCIS (formerly the Immigration & Naturalization Service, or INS) for anyone age 15 or older and will be provided by our clinic: Blood test for syphilis (RPR) Skin test for tuberculosis (PPD) required by the USCIS (formerly the Immigration & Naturalization Service, or INS) for anyone age 2 or older and will be provided by our clinic: If you have had a vaccination against tuberculosis (BCG) in the past or have had a positive skin test for tuberculosis, you may need to have a chest x-ray to make sure you do not have active tuberculosis. Certain immunizations are required by the USCIS, and if you are not able to produce proof that you have had these immunizations, you will need to have them administered in our clinic as part of your immigration physical exam. You will be asked if you have ever had any of the following illnesses or vaccinations against them: Hepatitis, Influenza (during the flu season from October 1 to March 31), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pneumonia, Polio, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox).
A medical examination is mandatory for all refugees coming to the U.S. and all applicants outside the U.S. applying for an immigrant visa. Aliens in the United States who apply for adjustment of their immigration status to that of permanent resident are also required to be medically examined. Aliens applying for nonimmigrant visas (temporary admission) may be required to undergo a medical examination at the discretion of the consular officer overseas or immigration officer at the U.S. port of entry, if there is reason to suspect that an inadmissible health-related condition exists.
The purpose of the medical examination is to identify, for the DOS and USCIS, applicants with inadmissible health-related conditions.
Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance:

  1. Tuberculosis
  2. Syphilis
  3. Chancroid
  4. Gonorrhea
  5. Granuloma Inguinale
  6. Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  7. Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.

Immunity Required:

  1. Mumps
  2. Measles
  3. Rubella
  4. Polio
  5. Tetanus
  6. Diphtheria
  7. Pertussis
  8. Haemophilus influenzae Type B
  9. Rotavirus
  10. Hepatitis B
  11. Varicella
  12. Pneumococcal pneumonia
  13. Influenza in season

    Immunizations Required according to age group:

    *Children 0-14 years old

    *Influenza vaccine required in flu season (from October1 to March 31)

    All child immunizations must be up to date

    *Persons ages 14 to 59

    Mandatory Immunizations are:

    *MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) unless the patient has confirmed immunity

    *Td (Tetanus & Diphtheria) in the last 10 Years

    *Influenza vaccine required in flu season (from October1 to March 31)

    * Varicella Vaccine or History of illness