Southtowns

716-712-0670

Northtowns

716-447-6474

Immigration Physical Examinations

A medical examination is necessary as a part of the application process for an alien applying for adjustment of status.  The purpose of the medical examination is to evaluate the applicant's health status and to determine if they have any conditions that might prevent a change in status.  The results of the examination will be provided to an Immigration Officer and may also be shared with health departments and other public health authorities.

Examination Requirements:

The following tests are required by the Canadian Immigration & Citizenship Department, also known as CIC Canada.

The physical examination is required for persons of all ages.  The examination requirements are determined by age and medical history.

An examination typically consists of the following:

  • A medical history & physical examination 
  • A blood test for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). Required for those over age 15 - no fasting needed. 
  • A blood test for syphilis (RPR). Required for those over age 15 - no fasting needed. 
  • Single-view chest x-ray.  Required for those over age 12. 
  • Dipstick Urinalysis.  Required for those over age 5. 
  • Other blood tests or medical fomrs may be required as indicated by medical history. 


What you need to bring:

To facilitate the processing of the paperwork for Canadian Immigration Physical Exams, please bring the following documents:

  • Government-issued picture identification such as a passport, passport card, nexus card or driver's license.  For individuals under the age of 18, a certified birth certificate is acceptable but those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with one of the forms of identification listed above.  
  • Your medical records for any chronic or serious medical problem.  This should include the details of any major surgery or hospitalization, along with a list of any prescription medications and dosages.  These records must be in English or translated into English for upload to the Canadian eMedical system. 
  • NOTE: We are eMedical-enabled, so you do NOT need to provide photographs - a digital photo will be taken during your visit.  


HealthWorks-WNY understands the time sensitive nature of these examinations.  Usually, the paperwork for the physical examination and blood work portion are completed within 5 business days.  

Scheduling Appointments:

Appointments are required. Please call 716.712.0670 ext.3223