U.S. Visa Applicants


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.



SLEC-Ermita is open from Mondays to Fridays from 7:00AM to 4:30PM except on Philippine holidays.



Visa applicants for Pre-Marital, Command Sponsorship, and Overseas Screening do not require an appointment for medical examination.

Regular Immigrants and K-Visa applicants must register online to schedule an appointment for their visa medical examination. Click here to register.



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



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



Social distancing is strictly observed within the clinic so entry of people is limited to those undergoing the examination.

St. Luke’s Extension Clinic allows only one (1) companion for the following cases:

  • Person with Disability (PWD)

  • Elderly (60 years old and above)

  • Minors (17 years old and below)



For Pre-Marital, Command Sponsorship and Overseas Screening requirements, click here.

For Regular Immigrants and K-Visa applicants, each individual visa applicant must bring the following documents on the day of the visa medical examination...

Each individual visa applicant must bring the following documents on the day of the visa medical examination:

  • Appointment Confirmation email for medical examination

  • Visa Interview Appointment Letter or Letter with Case Number – original and photocopy

  • Valid passport – original and photocopy of the biographic data page

  • 4 pieces 2x2 visa photos with white background (Write your complete name at the back of each photo. All photos should be clean and free from smudges)

  • Accomplished COVID-19 Health Declaration Form

Minors (17 years old and below) not accompanied by their parents must also present:

  • Letter of Authorization/Special Power of Attorney stating that the companion is authorized to sign on behalf of the parent (companion must be knowledgeable of the minor’s medical history)

  • Parent’s government-issued ID – two (2) photocopies per applicant

  • Companion’s government-issued ID – original and two (2) photocopies per applicant.



Click here to see the medical fees for U.S. visa medical examination.



  1. Cash payment at the Clinic Cashier on the day of your medical exam.

  2. Security Bank.

    • Over the counter at any Security Bank Branch

    • Security Bank online payment (with existing SBC online bank account)

    • Security Bank mobile app (with existing SBC online bank account)

  3. Credit Card (Visa and Master card only)

    • Credit card must only be used and signed by the owner of the card.

    • Authorization to use credit card is not accepted.

    • Debit card is not accepted

    • * Credit card downtime may happen due to system update/maintenance by the provider.



If you are not able to come on your medical appointment date or if you want a new schedule, you can register online to get a new medical examination appointment. Your previous appointment will automatically be cancelled.



Applicants who have already paid for their medical examination but were not able to come on the appointed date can still use their payment for their next registration. Just present proof of payment at the reception area.



The routine visa medical examination consists of the following tests/procedures:

  • For adults 15 years old and above – Physical Examination, Chest x-ray, Syphilis Test, Gonorrhea Test

  • For children 2 to 14 years old – Physical Examination, Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) test

  • For children less than 2 years old – Physical Examination

  • Other laboratory exams may be requested based on the results of our tests and physical examination



No, fasting is not required for the visa medical examination.



Bringing in of food inside the clinic is not allowed. Applicants may bring in bottled water or drinks although drinking fountains are available inside the clinic.

Several restaurants or stores can be found in the vicinity of the clinic, applicants may go outside for their meals.



Yes.



Yes, pregnant women can undergo medical examination.

Please be advised that a chest x-ray is part of the medical exam. Women are asked to sign a consent form stating that they understand the risk of the procedure in case they are pregnant and are willing to undergo the procedure.

For pregnant women who wish to wait after their delivery to do their chest x-ray, their medical reports cannot be completed and submitted until they have completed all requirements.



Yes, if available. Please be guided of the following:

  • Old chest x-ray films should have been taken at least 3 months prior to the medical examination and must clearly show the patient’s complete name, date of x-ray, and name of the facility/clinic.

  • Immunization records must show the patient’s complete name, vaccines given, date of administration, and the name, signature and license number of the physician. Immunization records from health center should be written on official form. Immunization records from other countries should be translated to English.



Yes. Per U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Technical Instructions, the chest x-ray should be performed only at the accredited panel site.



There is no need to get vaccinated before your visa medical examination. Age-appropriate vaccines are already included in the medical examination package at no additional cost.



No. Only those vaccines appropriate for your age and medical results will be given.



No. Sputum examination is required only for applicants with abnormal chest x-ray results suggestive of active TB or those with signs and symptoms of TB.



No. IGRA is a test that is used to detect latent TB infection, not active TB disease.



No. COVID vaccine is not available at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic and is not currently required by the U.S. Embassy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



The visa medical examination process may take 1-2 working days to complete because some laboratory tests take a few hours to run and some applicants may be asked to do additional tests or submit required documents. Each visit may take between 2 to 4 hours.



Validity of medical reports may range from 3 months to 6 months depending on the classification.

For medical reports with no significant findings, the report is valid for 6 months starting from the date of the medical exam.

For those who undergo TB screening, the validity is only 3 months starting from the date of the MTB culture results.



US visa applicants with expired medical reports are required to undergo repeat medical examination which entails doing all the required examinations and tests again and paying the corresponding fees

Applicants are asked to confirm first with the US embassy if they are eligible to do a repeat medical examination.



Applicants whose previous medical examinations were processed using eMedical (not paper-based) should have a new Healthcase prior to their new medical examination.

To check whether you have a new Healthcase, click here.

US visa applicants whose medical reports were paper-based (e.g. K1/K2 visas) do not need a healthcase. You may proceed to register online for a medical appointment. Click here.

US visa applicants with valid medical reports (not yet expired) cannot undergo a repeat medical examination. You will have to wait until your medical report expires prior to requesting for a new healthcase for you to do a new medical examination.



Medical reports of US visa applicants are printed on Department of State forms which are considered the property of the US Government and SLEC is not authorized to give out copies. We are only authorized to give out a copy of the immunization worksheet which the applicants can present to their receiving physicians in the states.



Immunization is a basic requirement of the medical examination. Applicants who do not receive immunizations are identified as Class A and are considered as inadmissible.



All laboratory results and exams must be completed before the medical report can be submitted regardless if the case is expedited or not.



eMedical is an electronic health processing system that is used by panel clinics accredited to do immigration medical examination for US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. All results of the medical examination will be uploaded via eMedical and electronically submitted directly to the embassies.



Starting October 1, 2021:

  1. Applicants who have received COVID-19 vaccination should provide the proper documentation of their vaccination.

  2. Applicants who have been given ONLY the first dose dose of any of the following vaccines (Sinovac, Sinopharm, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna) can also proceed with their medical examination but will have to complete their 2nd dose first before their medical examination report can be submitted. Other age-appropriate vaccines required by the US will be given after the 2nd COVID vaccine dose.

  3. Applicants who receive the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may proceed with their medical examination.

  4. Applicants who do not have access to COVID-19 vaccines yet because of vaccine shortage can still proceed with their medical appointment. It would be helpful if they can provide a certification from their local health unit or barangay stating that the COVID vaccines are not yet available for them.

  5. Applicants whose age is not yet appropriate for COVID-19 vaccination may proceed with the medical examination.

  6. Applicants who cannot be given COVID-19 vaccine due to medical reasons (severe allergy or anaphylaxis reaction) may proceed with the medical examination. Kindly provide a certification from your doctor for the reason why vaccine was not given. Please note that asthma is not considered a contraindication to COVID-19 vaccine.



No, applicants scheduled for visa medical examination starting April 1, 2022 no longer require RT-PCR testing.

However, the test may be required again if the number of daily COVID-19 cases suddenly rise so visit our website regularly for the latest announcement.



Applicants with signs and symptoms of possible COVID or are close contact of a COVID case will not be allowed entry into the building and will have to postpone their medical examination until they have completed the required isolation/quarantine period.

  • Fully Vaccinate applicants with asymptomatic or mild symptoms of COVID-19 and with (+) RT-PCR test, will need to complete seven (7) days of isolation. Start of isolation is the day when symptoms first appeared and on the day of the swab test.

  • Ten (10) days isolation is required for all unvaccinated/partially vaccinated applicants with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 infection. Applicants with moderate COVID-19 infection will also need ten (10) days isolation regardless of vaccination status.

  • Applicants with severe COVID-19 infection are required to isolate for at least twenty-one (21) days.



Applicants with signs and symptoms of possible COVID or are close contact of a COVID case will not be allowed entry into the building and will have to postpone their medical examination until they have completed the required isolation/quarantine period.

  • Fully Vaccinate applicants with asymptomatic or mild symptoms of COVID-19 and with (+) RT-PCR test, will need to complete seven (7) days of isolation. Start of isolation is the day when symptoms first appeared and on the day of the swab test.

  • Ten (10) days isolation is required for all unvaccinated/partially vaccinated applicants with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 infection. Applicants with moderate COVID-19 infection will also need ten (10) days isolation regardless of vaccination status.

  • Applicants with severe COVID-19 infection are required to isolate for at least twenty-one (21) days.



Close contacts of a COVID (+) individual are required to quarantine and will not be allowed to proceed with their medical examination. Start of quarantine period is one day AFTER when the positive RT-PCR result was received and not from the day of the swabbing.

  • Fully Vaccinated close contacts of a COVID(+) individual is no longer required to undergo quarantine if they are asymptomatic. They may proceed with the medical appointment.

  • Partially vaccinated or Unvaccinated close contacts still need to undergo quarantine for 14 days from end of exposure. They may undergo their medical examination on the 15 days after the (+) case was diagnosed.



Applicants who develop symptoms during their quarantine period will have to complete the required isolation period first before being allowed to proceed with their medical examinations. Day of isolation starts from the date when symptoms first appeared or from the day when the (+) swab test was taken.



Once you develop symptoms for COVID or get a positive RT-PCR you will not be allowed to proceed with your medical examination until you have done the following:

  • Complete your isolation period (for COVID cases)

  • Complete your quarantine period (for close contacts of COVID cases)

  • Report to your local health unit or barangay to secure a medical clearance stating that you have completed your required isolation/quarantine period.

  • Secure a medical certificate from your attending physician certifying that you tested positive for COVID and have completed the required isolation or quarantine period.

(Note: Reporting to your barangay or attending physician should be done at the start of your isolation/quarantine period and not at the end. Certificates should mention the date when you tested positive and when you started and ended your isolation or quarantine period)

You do not have to repeat your RT-PCR test or register again for another appointment.

After completing your isolation/quarantine period, you may then proceed to SLEC for your medical examination.

Please present the following documents upon entry:

  1. Result of your (+) RT-PCR test

  2. Certificate from your barangay or attending physician

  3. Confirmation letter for your medical appointment



Any changes to the information you submitted must be done on the first day of clinic visit at the reception area.



K1 visa applicants can opt to get or complete their COVID-19 vaccine once they are in the U.S.



You can monitor if your health case is available by going to the “Health Case Inquiry” portion of our website under U.S.A. visa applicants. Type in your case number and date of birth and the status of request will be displayed under RESULTS



SLEC cannot submit a healthcase inquiry to the US embassy for valid medical reports. Applicants will have to wait until the report has expired before submitting another healthcase inquiry.



For those applicants coming to SLEC from other countries for their medical examination, please check the latest IATF resolution for the required isolation./quarantine period before coming to SLEC. Applicants who have not complied with the guidelines can be reported to the local health unit.



Payment of medical examinations is valid until the applicant has availed the medical examination. However, if the applicant fails to complete the medical requirements within the validity of the medical report (e.g. start the medical examination process but failed to return for other procedures until the medical report has expired), then the examination can no longer be completedand submitted and applicant will have to register for a new medical examination and pay the required fees.



If you wish to request a refund kindly accomplish and send a scanned copy of the Medical Fee Refund Form and a scanned copy of your proof of payment to refund@slec.ph to facilitate the request.

We will send you an email once your refund is ready for releasing. Please be advised that the refund process may take up to 14 days from the submission of the form.

Once you have submitted a request for refund, we will cancel your appointment so that other applicants may make use of the slot.

Currently, the mode of refund is only an on-site claim at SLEC - Ermita located at 1177 Jorge Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila. Every weekday except holiday from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm.

Bring the following documents when your refund is available:

For registered applicant claiming the refund:

  1. Original copy of Filled out Medical Fee Refund Form

  2. Original validated transaction slip from the bank

  3. Photocopy of valid ID of the applicant with 3 signatures.

For minor and those without the capacity to give legal consent.

  1. Original copy of Filled out Medical Fee Refund Form

  2. Original validated transaction slip from the bank

  3. Any of the following:

    1. Copy of Birth certificate of the applicant and Photocopy of valid ID of the parent with 3 signature.

    2. Affidavit of Guardianship and Photocopy of valid ID of the guardian with 3 signature.

Additional document to submit for those whose claimant is different from the registered applicant.

  1. Authorization letter

  2. Photocopy of valid ID of the authorized person with 3 signature.

Below is the link for the Medical Fee Refund Form:


Medical Fee Refund Form

St. Luke’s Extension Clinic allows only one (1) companion for the following cases:

  • Person with Disability (PWD)

  • Elderly (60 years old and above)

  • Minors (17 years old and below) - except when accompanied by a visa applicant paren