St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic, Visa Medical Exam
All visa applicants, regardless of age, need to complete a medical examination at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) before the visa interview. Applicants are advised to have their medical examinations done at least one week before their interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
SLMCEC is located at 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, Manila. They can be reached by telephone at (632) 521-0020 and (632) 521-8647. SLMCEC is open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Philippine time (UTC +08:00). You should arrive for your medical examination between 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Applicants are served on a first come first served basis, but the order of release of the medical reports will depend on the complexity of the results of the medical examination.
What is the cost of the medic
al examination at SLMCEC?
- The medical exam fee is US$213.35 for adults (15 years and older) and US$185.35 for children (under 15 years of age).
- SLMCEC does not accept credit card or dollar payments. The fees must be paid in Philippine pesos at the prevailing exchange rate. See current exchange rate here.
What is the validity of the medical examination?
- Med ical examinations are generally valid for 6 months.
Will chest x-rays be required?
- Children younger than 15 years old will not need a chest X-ray or serological test unless required by the doctor, but will instead undergo a Tuberculin Skin Test.
- According to the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), chest X-rays for pregnant women are not dangerous if taken with the proper shielding.
- If you have had previous X-rays, please bring them along for a comparative study.
- Although SLMCEC will let you keep your chest X-ray film, you do not need to take this to the embassy interveiw.
What should I bring to my medical examination?
- Appointment letter sent by the National Visa Center or an e-mail confirmation from the Visa Information and Appoinment Service.
- $213.35 in Philippine Pesos.
- Passport (valid for at least 6 months)
- Two colored pictures (2 inches x 2 inches) with a white background (two are for the visa and one is for the medical report). More about passport photo sizes here.
pens after I have my medical examination?
- The medical report, passport and visa picture s are submitted by SLMCEC to the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Only the chest x-ray film and immunization form are given to the applicants in the SLMCEC releasing section. Make sure you hang on to the immunization form (DS-3025) if you are a K1, K2, K3 or K4 applicant because you will need it later for the Adjustment of Status petition. You will have no further use for the chest x-ray.
- The medical examination usually takes two to three working days to process, but can extend up to a few months if there are required tests that need to be completed.
What do I do if I miss my interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila because of prolonged and/or additional tests conducted by SLMCEC?
After determining that you are clear to travel, SLMEC will instruct you to request a visa appointment by visiting the online appointment website at http://ustraveldocs.com/ph or by calling the Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 (632) 902-8930.
Remember when you are ready for your Adjustment of Status petition, nobody does them faster or cheaper than RapidVisa.
Source: Embassy of the United States, Manila Philippines
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By Bonita A. Barral on
Re: St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic, Visa Medical Exam
Hi! May I know the cost of medical exam going to Canada. It's just the same with U.S.? Let me know how much will it cost & how many days the releasing of medical exam.