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Hi all,

 

Just curious to hear what everyone has done (or will be doing) in terms of timeframes for your medical exam.  I'm calling around the USCIS approved doctors in my area and getting info about prices and stuff.  Knowing how some doctors get booked up way in advance, I'm kind of surprised that many of the doctors I've called don't actually schedule appointments and do it on a walk-in basis.

 

I'm glad that one place I spoke with mentioned the new TB test requirements as of 10/01/18.  That place is now charging $550 USD (cash) for their exams because of the change to their TB test procedures.

 

Anyways, what have your experiences been?  Or, if you're still in the process, when will you plan to schedule your appt?  


Petitioner: USC | Applicant: B2 | (c)9 AOS (Marriage)

07/31/18: Filed I-130, I-130A

08/01/18: Delivered Potomac Processing Center

08/07/18: Text/Mail Notifications (for I-130)

08/14/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-130)

08/24/18: Mailed I-485, I-765, I-864

08/27/18: Delivered

08/31/18: Filed

09/04/18: Text Notifications (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/06/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/14/18: Biometrics letter rec'd

09/26/18: Biometrics appt completed

10/02/18: Ready for interview to be scheduled.

...Waiting....

 

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Depends on the country, but the US embassy in Haiti requires the medical to be done 2 weeks before the interview date. The doctors would ask when is your interview (if already scheduled) and give you a day when you can walk in since our doctors didn’t do appt’s either. So you should definitely look at your consulate info to see if there’s any info on specifics to scheduling your Medical.

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1 hour ago, gsdc23 said:

Depends on the country, but the US embassy in Haiti requires the medical to be done 2 weeks before the interview date. The doctors would ask when is your interview (if already scheduled) and give you a day when you can walk in since our doctors didn’t do appt’s either. So you should definitely look at your consulate info to see if there’s any info on specifics to scheduling your Medical.

We're both in the US, but I'll continue looking to see what other specifics I can find.  I know the form is only good for 1 year, so I don't want to schedule anything TOO early, but I also don't want to be scrambling last minute trying desperately to get in to see the doctor.  The offices I called who don't have appointments could only give me suggestions on better days to come in, or at the least days I should avoid due to a lot of patients.  


Petitioner: USC | Applicant: B2 | (c)9 AOS (Marriage)

07/31/18: Filed I-130, I-130A

08/01/18: Delivered Potomac Processing Center

08/07/18: Text/Mail Notifications (for I-130)

08/14/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-130)

08/24/18: Mailed I-485, I-765, I-864

08/27/18: Delivered

08/31/18: Filed

09/04/18: Text Notifications (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/06/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/14/18: Biometrics letter rec'd

09/26/18: Biometrics appt completed

10/02/18: Ready for interview to be scheduled.

...Waiting....

 

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2 hours ago, Chocobo said:

Hi all,

 

Just curious to hear what everyone has done (or will be doing) in terms of timeframes for your medical exam.  I'm calling around the USCIS approved doctors in my area and getting info about prices and stuff.  Knowing how some doctors get booked up way in advance, I'm kind of surprised that many of the doctors I've called don't actually schedule appointments and do it on a walk-in basis.

 

I'm glad that one place I spoke with mentioned the new TB test requirements as of 10/01/18.  That place is now charging $550 USD (cash) for their exams because of the change to their TB test procedures.

 

Anyways, what have your experiences been?  Or, if you're still in the process, when will you plan to schedule your appt?  

Do you have any more data on the new TB requirements as I have to get mine in the next couple of weeks.  The cheapest I was able to find was around $425, but I called locally and everything was over $550, so I went further afield to some of the lesser populated parts of town, and found one for $425 but I called before the 1st and didn't know about new requirements

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2 hours ago, ScottishTom said:

Do you have any more data on the new TB requirements as I have to get mine in the next couple of weeks.  The cheapest I was able to find was around $425, but I called locally and everything was over $550, so I went further afield to some of the lesser populated parts of town, and found one for $425 but I called before the 1st and didn't know about new requirements

From what I understand, as of 10/1/18 the old form of testing (TST) is not accepted and IGRA  is to be used instead.  The IGRA is a blood test rather than an injection and measurement of allergic reaction.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/tuberculosis-civil-technical-instructions.html

 


Petitioner: USC | Applicant: B2 | (c)9 AOS (Marriage)

07/31/18: Filed I-130, I-130A

08/01/18: Delivered Potomac Processing Center

08/07/18: Text/Mail Notifications (for I-130)

08/14/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-130)

08/24/18: Mailed I-485, I-765, I-864

08/27/18: Delivered

08/31/18: Filed

09/04/18: Text Notifications (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/06/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/14/18: Biometrics letter rec'd

09/26/18: Biometrics appt completed

10/02/18: Ready for interview to be scheduled.

...Waiting....

 

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Try local health departments first.

 

My wife had all vaccinations at the health department for $15 total and we went to a surgeon general to have him fill out the form, perform tb skin test and blood test for $130. 

 

$145 total for the entire medical portion of the AOS process. 

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