When you’re ready to apply for a visa or legal residence in the US, you’ll need an immigration physical. Theodore Gerard A. Caspe, MD, is a designated civil surgeon who can perform official immigration physicals at his Rancho Cucamonga, California, clinic. If you need to schedule your immigration medical exam, call or make an appointment online.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires anyone who applies for a United States Green Card or US citizenship to undergo an immigration physical, and the USCIS only authorizes designated civil surgeons to perform those physicals. As an official civil surgeon, Dr. Caspe can provide your required medical examination.
During the appointment, Dr. Caspe reviews your medical history and provides a physical examination to identify any risk factors for disease. He also records any history of mental conditions and drug use. During the physical exam, Dr. Caspe checks your:
The immigration physical is not, nor should it be substituted for, a complete physical examination. Dr. Caspe checks for specific conditions outlined by the USCIS, which doesn’t cover everything he would screen for during a regular physical.
During the immigration exam, Dr. Caspe also screens for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The tuberculosis skin test requires a second trip to the clinic within a few days. Dr. Caspe also checks your vaccination history to ensure that you’re not missing any required vaccinations. Finally, Dr. Caspe performs a chest X-ray.
In most cases, if Dr. Caspe identifies a medical issue or a missed vaccination, he can perform blood work and immunizations at his clinic. He will also discuss any follow-up care you may need.
You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:
Dr. Caspe will fill out form I-693 for you and seal it for you to submit. Make sure you don’t sign the form before your appointment; you must sign it after Dr. Caspe finishes the examination.
If you live in the Inland Empire and need to schedule an immigration medical examination, call Dr. Caspe’s office or book an appointment online.