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IMMIGRATION MEDICALS
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To book an appointment for your Immigration Medical Examination (IME), please call 587-620-3930, and state clearly that you are calling for an immigration medical exam.

  • WHAT COUNTRIES DOES THIS CLINIC PROVIDE IMEs FOR?

Cranston Ridge Medical Clinic provides Immigration Medical Exams for Canada, and New Zealand.

  • WHEN ARE IMEs AVAILABLE AT THIS CLINIC?

IMEs are available Monday through Thursday between 10:00 and 16:00​, and on Friday between 10:00 and 15:00. Available appointment slots must be booked in advance by calling the telephone number listed above. You cannot obtain an appointment on a walk-in basis.

  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE IME?

You’ll undergo a physical exam. The medical clinic staff will ask you a number of questions and check your documents, measure your height, weight, vision, take your blood pressure, and collect a sample of your urine for testing. The physician will feel your pulse, check your hearing listen to your heart and lungs, feel your abdomen, check how your limbs move, look at your skin.

 

The physician won’t examine your genitals or rectal area. These parts of the body aren’t required for the immigration medical exam.

 

The physician may need to examine your breasts. If they do, they will provide you with an explanation of why and how the examination is being done (a female chaperone will always be present in the room together with the physician).

  • WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO THE CLINIC FOR MY IME APPOINTMENT?

    • Please, bring with you your passport or national identity card on the day of your Immigration Medical Exam (IME). Only Canadian driver's licences are accepted in lieu of a passport, and only for applying for Canada. Those applying for New Zealand must necessarily have a passport with them on the day of their IME. Without these documents, we will not process your application and we will ask you to come back once you have them with you. No exceptions are made under any circumstance!

    • Eyeglasses or contact lenses, if you wear them.

    • Any medical results or test reports that you have for any previous or existing medical conditions.

    • A list of your current medications; for each medication, the name, the dosage, and how many time per day you take it.

    • For those applying for Canada, bring any proof of previous vaccination for COVID-19, if you have one; the panel physician will include this record with your exam.

  • HOW MUCH DOES THE IME COST?

The cost of the IME is $230 per person irrespective of their age and country of origin or nationality.

PLEASE, NOTE THAT THE FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE; ONCE YOU PAY, THE MONEY WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO YOU AND NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THIS RULE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

 

FOR CANADA ONLY:

All applicants, except those eligible for the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), are responsible for paying all fees and costs associated with their IME. It is important to note that, in Canada, the IFHP only covers the cost of one IME and related tests. There are three types of documents that show that an individual may be eligible under IFHP in Canada. Individuals must show one of these documents to their health care provider at each visit:

  • Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD)

  • Interim Federal Health Certificate (IFHC)

  • Acknowledgement of Claim and Notice to Return for Interview letter (AOC).

  • HOW LONG WILL THE IME TAKE?

The visit will last approximately 30 minutes per applicant.

  • WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE IME? 

Once the exam is done, the physician will send the results directly to IRCC or Immigration New Zealand. The doctor will give you a document confirming that you had a medical exam. The document contains an IME number (for Canada) or an NZHR number (for New Zealand). Keep this with you as proof of your medical exam and upload it on the immigration portal of either Canada or NZ. Every time you communicate with the IRCC or with your NZ immigration officer about your Immigration Medical Exam, you must always reference this number in the correspondence. Failure to reference this number may see your application refused and your visa declined.

BELOW ARE THE INFORMATION FOR YOUR CHEST X-RAY AND YOUR BLOOD TESTS:

 

 

The cost of the x-ray and the blood test is not included in the IME fee that you pay to Cranston Ridge Medical Clinic. You must pay for the x-ray and the blood test directly at the radiology clinic and the laboratory respectively.

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