Posted Friday, January 21, 2022

Starting January 31, 2022 New Zealand visa applicants applying for online Visitor Visas are required to lodge their visa applications first prior to doing their medical examination.  Upfront medical examinations will no longer be available for these type of visa applicants. 

Please visit the INZ website at for more details.

Posted Saturday, January 08, 2022

Due to the surge in RT-PCR testing, hospitals and testing facilities are currently not able to release results within 24 hours.  As such, visa applicants who have opted to get their RT-PCR test done at SLEC-Ermita are requested to choose one of the options below:

1. Schedule their RT-PCR test 2-3 days prior to their medical examination.
    - Applicants with medical exams scheduled on Tuesdays who still choose to have the RT-PCR done at St. Luke’s will need to have the swabbing done at St. Luke’s Medical Center-BGC in Taguig.
    - RT-PCR testing at SLEC is currently not available on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

2. Have the RT-PCR test done at another testing facility of your choice.
   - Please present the electronic or printed copy of the negative result on the day of your medical examination.

Kindly monitor our website regularly for updates.

Thank you for your understanding.

Announcement: Closure of SLEC-BGC
Posted Thursday, January 06, 2022

Due to current surge in COVID-19 cases, SLEC-BGC shall be closed from January 7, 2022 until further notice.  All visa applicants scheduled at SLEC-BGC should proceed to the SLEC-Ermita clinic for their medical exam.  The same schedule shall be followed.

Posted Monday, January 03, 2022

New US medical fees will be implemented on January 4, 2022:

Adults (ages 15 and above) - Php 16,225.00
Children (ages 14 and below) - Php 10,835.00

Thank you.

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Please be informed that beginning October 1, 2021, all visa applicants ages 2 years or older shall be asked to present a negative RT-PCR test (nasopharyngeal swab) result prior to entering St. Luke’s Extension Clinic (SLEC).  Companions of children, senior citizens, and PWDs should also present a negative RT-PCR test result.

RT-PCR swabbing should be done within 3 days of the medical exam appointment and at a DOH-accredited laboratory.

RT-PCR testing is available onsite at SLEC - Ermita on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (except Philippine holidays), 7:00 AM to 12:00 NN only, with test result available within 48 hours.  The price of the RT-PCR test is Php3,360.00.

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 48 hours and applicants are encourage to schedule their tests 2 days 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

Posted Sunday, April 04, 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. 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.

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.

IATF issues new testing, quarantine protocols for arriving passengers

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 or call us via 8521-0020 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Medical examination for U.S. visa applicants is performed ONLY at the Ermita branch of St. Luke’s Extension Clinic (SLEC) located at 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, Manila.

  • The IME for Australia, Canada, New Zealand visa applicants is available at the following St. Luke’s Extension Clinic branches:

    • Manila – 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, Manila

    • Taguig – Room 1002 10th Floor Medical Arts Building, St. Luke’s Medical Center – Bonifacio Global City, Rizal Drive cor. 32nd Street, Taguig Cty

Yes, applicants should register online to schedule an appointment for their visa medical examination.

Country Link
U.S. Visa Applicants Click here.
Australian Visa Applicants Click here.
Canada Visa Applicant Click here.
New Zealand/Cook Islands Visa Applicant Click here.
Falkland Islands, Latvia, Mauritius, and South Korea/KOICA Click here.

For everybody’s safety, SLEC is operating under reduced capacity in accordance with IATF guidelines. We strongly discourage walk-in cases.

No. Appointments can only be made through our Online Registration Form.

Country Link
U.S.A. Visa Applicants Click here.
Australian Visa Applicants Click here.
Canada Visa Applicant Click here.
New Zealand/Cook Islands Visa Applicant Click here.
Falkland Islands, Latvia, Mauritius, and South Korea/KOICA Click here.

No. Each individual person must have a separate registration and appointment for their visa medical examination.

No. COVID vaccine is not available at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic.