The path to citizenship is a time-consuming process for individuals looking to become citizens due to the amount of paperwork they have to fill out, fulfilling the requirements to become a citizen, and the time it takes to get approved.
One of the main requirements immigrants must undergo is having an immigration physical administered.
Immigration physicals are for individuals looking to apply for citizenship, permanent residency, or a green card before their approval of their application. These physicals must be performed by a doctor certified as a civil surgeon by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
In some instances, applying for citizenship is a process that could take years, and patients who passed the physical last year could be deterred due to a delayed immigration case. This means they will have to undergo another immigration physical.
The immigration physical can be a lengthy and expensive health care process that requires bloodwork, x-rays, and vaccinations.
Urgent care centers like AFC Urgent Care Stamford take the hassle out of becoming a citizen by offering comprehensive physical exams every day of the week.
Here are a few reasons why you should make AFC Urgent Care Stamford your go-to for immigration physicals.
Our exams are thorough
We know how extensive the process can be, but we want to make sure everything is done right and in order. At AFC Urgent Care, we administer thorough immigration physicals to make sure you’re well on your way to becoming a citizen.
Our comprehensive immigration physicals include:
- Chest X-Ray (if PPD is positive in 48-72 hours)
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Syphilis Test
Everything is done on-site
With some lab tests, your results may be taken off to an off-site location, which can extend the time it takes to have the physical conducted. AFC Urgent Care Stamford does everything on-site, from your actual physical exam to your digital x-ray to your lab testing.
We offer convenient hours
AFC Urgent Care Stamford is open 7 days a week, and our in-house civil surgeon is available by appointment every day.
Please note that after receiving your PPD, you must return to our center within 48-72 hours. Failure to do so will result in having to receive another PPD. By us being open 7 days a week, we make it easy to accommodate your busy schedule so you can come in when it’s convenient for you.
We provide low-cost services
At AFC Urgent Care, we want to provide every patient with the healthcare services they need at a price they can afford. Some immigration physicals can be costly between having an extensive physical, x-ray services, and administering or updating vaccinations. We provide patients with cost-effective care, and while we accept a wide majority of healthcare policies, we also offer affordable self-pay options.
For more information about our physical exam services, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 203-969-2000.