• Affiliated With

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Immigration Exams

Immigration physicals at Cambridge Health Alliance

CHA provides required USCIS immigration (Green Card) physicals for the Dept. of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS or INS).

These services are perfect for people coming to the U.S. or employers who hire from another country. Our staff will record the results on Form I-693 for the applicant to return to the USCIS. Form I-693 | Instructions

Immigration exams are usually complete after 2-3 visits to our clinic. Your paperwork is usually ready within 2 weeks of your initial visit.

Need an Interpreter?

CHA speaks your language. Medical interpreters are available at no extra cost.

Included in the Immigration Physical

The following must be complete in order to collect your I-693 paperwork:

  • Physical Exam (included)
  • TB screening (included)
  • Syphilis blood test (included)
  • Gonorrhea urine test (included)
  • Tetanus vaccine (added cost)
  • MMR vaccine (1), or titers. If not immune, MMR vaccine will be necessary (added cost)
  • Hepatitis B series (3), if 18 years old (added cost)
  • Varicella vaccines (2), or titers. If not immune, varicella vaccine will be necessary (added cost). Documented history of chicken pox is acceptable.
  • Flu vaccine, if exam is during flu season, typically Oct. 1 - April 1 (added cost)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine, if over the age of 65 (added cost)
  • Meningococcal vaccine, if 18 years old (added cost)

What you need to bring

  • Current, government-issued picture ID such as a driver's license or passport
  • Someone who can read and write English to help complete Form I-693
  • Hospital or clinic record (must be in English), including:
    • Any past immunization/vaccination records
    • Proof of prior treatment for TB or other infectious disease
    • Any mental health records

After the Exam

Once the immigration exam is completed, CHA will certify Form I-693 with the test results, exam findings and vaccination history. This will be placed in a sealed envelope. You will need to give this sealed envelope to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.

DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE. Turn in the envelope with your immigration application.

CHA Doctors are Civil Surgeons

A Civil Surgeon is a doctor selected by the USCIS to conduct medical examinations of people who are non-residents of the United States and are applying for adjustment of status to permanent residence, or who are required by the USCIS to have a medical examination. Civil surgeons are not the same as panel physicians. Civil surgeons provide medical exams in the U.S. while panel physicians perform exams outside the U.S.

    Contact Us

  • Occupational Health Program

    CHA Assembly Square Care Center 5 Middlesex Ave. | 1st Fl. Somerville, MA 02145
    P: (617) 591-4660 F: (617) 591-4693

    Hours

    M - F:  8:30 am - 5 pm