ANNOUNCEMENTS


ANNOUNCEMENT
Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021

As per US CDC and Department of State, COVID 19 is classified as Class A, Inadmissible Medical Condition beginning October 1, 2021:

  • For the safety of all staff and US visa applicants, a negative RT PCR test will be required to be presented prior to their medical examination. Tests should be done within 3 days of the medical appointment and at an accredited reputable laboratory.

RT PCR testing will be available onsite at SLEC-Ermita with results available within 24 hours and applicants are encourage to schedule their tests one day before their medical appointment date.

  • Applicants with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or recent exposure to a possible COVID 19 case will not be allowed to proceed with their medical appointment and will be required to undergo a repeat RT-PCR test.

If positive, applicants are required to complete the mandatory isolation and quarantine periods:

  • 10 days from the time of a (+) RT PCR test for mild-moderate cases or 21 days for severe cases

  • 14 days for close contacts of active cases

COVID-19 vaccination is also now included in the required immunization for US visa applicants and must be completed before their medical reports can be completed.

Applicants who received COVID-19 vaccines requiring 2 doses (e.g. Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinovac, Sinopharm) will receive other required vaccines on or after their 2nd COVID -19 vaccine dose. Proof of vaccination (e.g. vaccine record of certificate) should be presented.

Applicants are advised to schedule their medical examination with this in mind - either schedule the medical exam after their 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose or have their medical exam in between the COVID-19 vaccination and wait for the 2nd dose to complete other required U.S. age-appropriate immunization.





CLINIC ADVISORY
Posted Friday, August 20, 2021

Please be informed of St. Luke's Extension Clinic in Ermita, Manila shall be operating under reduced capacity beginning August 23, 2021. St. Luke's Extension Clinic in BGC, Taguig shall remain closed until further notice.

For the safety of both visa applicants and clinic staff, we shall be screening visa applicants strictly by appointment only. All visa applicants should register online for their medical examination and should have one appointment confirmation letter for each individual visa applicant. Walk-in cases are not allowed. Companions will not be allowed inside the clinic.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.





Temporary Closure of St. Luke's Extension Clinic - BGC
Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Please be informed that St. Luke's Extension Clinic - BGC will be temporarily closed starting August 1, 2021.

Visa applicants may have their medical examinations done at St. Luke's Extension Clinic in Ermita, Manila. To register online, please see below.





CLINIC ADVISORY
Posted Sunday, April 4, 2021

In compliance with IATF guidelines, please be informed that St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic shall be operating under reduced capacity.

For the safety of both visa applicants and clinic staff, we shall be screening visa applicants by appointment basis only. All visa applicants should register online for their medical examination and should have one appointment confirmation letter for each individual visa applicant. We strongly discourage walk-in cases. Companions will not be allowed inside the clinic.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Let us all do our share to fight COVID-19.





IATF REVISES TESTING, QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS FOR INBOUND PASSENGERS
Posted Thursday, January 28, 2021

BEGINNING February 1, 2021, all persons allowed entry in the Philippines will be swabbed for COVID 19 only on the 5th day from their arrival, unless they develop symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) at an earlier date. All arriving passengers will be required to go straight to a quarantine facility for isolation. If the RT-PCR test is negative, the passenger will be endorsed to his/her local government unit (LGU) who will strictly monitor the passenger and ensure that the mandated 14-day quarantine is completed.


https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/01/27/2073431/iatf-issues-new-testing-quarantine-protocols-arriving-passengers?fbclid=IwAR1tVPOJavFHu95GEkssqImgWs9uOOs-1B2Oy3ZJE1R43GAeuNJYCnk3624
https://ph.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/




COVID RT-PCR TEST IS NOW REQUIRED PRIOR TO TRAVEL TO THE USA AND CANADA
Posted Thursday, January 28, 2021

CANADA

  • travelers 5 years old and above are required to present a negative RT-PCR test done within 3 days of their flight.

US

  • individuals 2 years old and above should have RT-PCR test done within 3 days of their flight, or
  • if recovered from COVID, a written letter from a physician documenting recovery and positive RT-PCR result within 90 days.

RT-PCR now available at SLEC-BGC for Php 4,300 with results available within 36 - 48 hours.




ONLINE REGISTRATION AND SECURITY BANKS BILLS PAYMENT
Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020

To our Valued Visa Applicants:

Online Registration and Security Bank Bills Payment are now available.

Visa applicants for initial medical examination: You MUST submit an online registration to set an appointment.

Visa applicants for follow-up examinations or furtherance such as 603, 602, 607, 502, 106 and 719: Email us at slec@slec.ph or call us via 85210020 for scheduling and instructions.

The clinic is open Mondays to Fridays (except on Philippine holidays) from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The visa medical fee may be paid at any Security Bank branch, or via Security Bank Online, or at the clinic on the day of the visa medical exam. We accept cash or credit card payment.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE MASK AND CLEAR FACE SHIELD ON THE DAY OF THE MEDICAL EXAM.



Welcome

St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC) is committed to providing the best possible medical services to the Embassies of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and their visa applicants. For your convenience please be advised of the following:

SLEC is located at 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, Manila. We can be reached by telephone at (+63 2)8521-0020. SLEC is open from Mondays to Fridays, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Order of release of medical reports will depend on the complexity of the results of the medical examination.