WHAT IS IT:
If you are a newcomer to our country, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) may require you to see a physician to conduct a medical exam. This exam is meant to get an idea of your general health and determine if there are any major health concerns.
The exams take about 30 minutes. Please note that in many cases your family doctor cannot perform the exam. This is because a doctor must be specially certified to perform immigration medical exams. Please bring a list of any medications you’re currently taking and any past or current medical conditions that required treatment from a physician specialist (ie. someone that your Family Doctor referred you to).
The CIC requires you to have an Immigration Medical if you fall into one of these groups:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I have to pay for the exam?
Yes. Alberta Health and Wellness and other benefit plans do not cover the cost of the immigration medical examination. We accept cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Also, you will be required to pay for your laboratory work and X-rays separately to those providers.
How long does it take to get the results?
Once we have all of your results and they are normal, we submit the exam to CIC. Upon completion of all of your exams, Medicentres will submit all of your results to CIC within 4-7 days. If you are concerned about meeting a deadline to have your examination submitted to CIC, the CIC uses the day you have your exam and not the day the exam was submitted. Once your exam has been submitted to CIC it usually takes them about 4-6 weeks to update it into your application file. This is why CIC uses the day you have your exam.
Does Medicentres perform Upfront Medicals?
Yes. These are medicals performed when you have not yet applied to CIC.
Is the doctor a female physician?
Yes, we have both male and female physicians certified to perform immigration medicals.
What are the costs for the examination?
The cost of the exam depends on the age of the patient. Please contact us for more information.
What should I bring to my appointment?
You may eat and drink prior to all of your exams if you wish. Please bring the following items to your medical exam: All of your immigration documents, Passport and photo identification, eye glasses and/or hearing aids if required, a book or hobby, quiet toys for children. Please also bring a list of current medications you are taking and any prior medical conditions from your family doctor.
IMMIGRATION MEDICALS AT MEDICENTRES:
Heritage Village Medicentres
Heritage Village Medicentre
2041 – 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 4V9
P. 780 438 2306 | F. 780 461 2632