When I received the brown packet from the embassy saying that an approved immigrant petition by an American citizen has arrived it was written that I should call the embassy and schedule an interview and after that to make an appointment to either Vita or Greenberg medical clinics.
My interview was scheduled on 7th of December (I called on the 19th of November) and then my father called the Greenberg clinic (since he was a doctor) and they said I should come on the 4th of December to get my medical and bring the following documents:
Document from my physician of all the vaccines made;
4 passport pictures;
The address I will be staying at in USA;
The appointment was at 8:30AM, I got there at 8:20AM and a very nice lady (a nurse) took my passport and my pictures and my document from my GP with all the vaccinations I had received since he was my doctor. I also brought my Health Insurance Card (Здравна Книжка) but the lady said they don’t need it. I did not bring any immunization passport, since I didn’t have one and there was no problem. The lady made a copy of my passport, then handed it to me and told me to go downstairs to get my blood taken and my X-ray.
I went downstairs and there was another couple waiting for the X-ray. I got my blood taken by a nurse (it hurt very little, they have very modern facilities
) then I was told to wait for my X-ray in the hallway. She took my passport and told me to get it at the reception upstairs when I am done with everything. After the other couple was done it was my turn.
The X-ray picture was taken very quickly (the X-ray lady actually joked that it takes more time for the people to take their clothes off, rather than the actual shoot of the picture)
Overall, the X-ray & the taking of blood took half an hour and they were very nice people. I was told to take a walk and return at 11AM so that the doctor will take a look at me.
There was a very nice coffee house across the street that the coffee only cost 40 stotinki, so I went there and had two coffees & a cake while waiting.
Important: Do not drink coffee or any drink that has caffeine because when the doctor examines you, she/he will measure your blood pressure and mine was high because of the coffee!
When I returned at 11AM at the clinic, the couple was there before me so I sat down and waited. After my turn was up, the doctor examined me, checked my vision, touched my stomach, auscultated me (Преслуша ме със слушалка) and measured my blood pressure and she said was it was high, but only because I had the coffees (damn my coffee addiction :D )
Then we sat down and she asked me a series of questions regarding my health, past illnesses, whether I have stayed in a hospital, whether I suffered from numerous diseases, do I have a depression, do I smoke ciggies or do weed, whether I have tattoos and so on. After that she said I should wait because my X-ray picture wasn’t ready yet and to have my shots (flu & rubella).
After that I went back to the reception, I paid the fee which was 201.00BGN which was much less than we expected and the nurse vaccinated me from flu & rubella.
After that I was handed two documents:
The sealed envelope which I had to give to the embassy on the day of the interview;
A vaccine document which I was told to carry with me when I POE and make a copy of it so that the immigration officers won’t take the only one I have
And then I got on the train and went home :)
I am very pleased, the fee wasn’t too high, the doctor, nurses and everyone in the clinic was nice and I had no problems.
Good luck to everyone! You are welcome to PM me if you have questions.