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

  • 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.

  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

    * Cash and Credit Card payment options are available for U.S. visa applicants on the day of their medical examination.

    * 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, 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.

Results of the IGRA test may be affected by recent administration of live vaccines (eg. MMR, Rotavirus, Varicella, Yellow Fever, Dengue, Oral Polio Vaccine, Hepatitis A or Small Pox) and recent viral infection (COVID-19 infection, Dengue, Measles, Chickenpox or Shingles or Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease).

It is recommended that IGRA test be done on the same day of vaccination or if prior immunization with live vaccines was done or if with recent viral infection, IGRA test should be delayed at least 4 weeks after.

No. COVID Vaccine is not available at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic since the vaccine is not for sale in the Philippines.

Yes. COVID-19 vaccine (Primary Doses) is required for all US Immigrant Visa Applicants.

The visa medical examination process may take 2-3 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.

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 received only 1 dose prior to the medical and the 2nd dose is due for administration at the time of the medical examination, applicant has to complete the 2nd dose first before we can release the medical report. If the 2nd dose is not yet due at the time of the examination, then the medical exam can be completed with a blanket waiver stating that there is "insufficient time" to complete the series.

  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.

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.

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.

For an on-site refund

You may proceed to SLEC - Ermita located at 1177 Jorge Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila. Every weekday except holidays from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Bring the following documents for the release:

  1. Original validated transaction slip from the bank.

  2. If claimant is not the registered applicant please bring the following:
  3. An original authorization letter with an affixed signature

  4. Photocopy of valid ID of the authorized person affixed with 3 signatures.

For Bank or Digital wallet refund

  1. Filled-out Bank Transfer Refund Form

  2. Proof of payment

  3. Front and back photo of the valid ID of the registered applicant.

  4. Selfie Photo of the registered applicant holding their valid ID.

  5. If the registered name is different from the bank account holder.
  6. Front and back photo of the valid ID of the receiving bank account holder.

  7. Selfie Photo of the receiving bank account holder holding their valid ID.

Email the following to refund@slec.ph with subject format of Refund + Name (First Name, Last Name, Suffix) of the registered applicant (example: Refund Juan De la Cruz Sr)

The refund will be processed within 14 working days from the submission of complete requirement.

You may download the Bank Transfer Refund Form in this link

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

Applicants with recent viral infections like measles, mumps, chickenpox, dengue or COVID-19 infection or those with fever will have to delay their IGRA test for 28 days.

The result of IGRA test is affected by some vaccines. If you have recently received any of the following live vaccines such as: measles, MMR, varicella, etc. and your IGRA test will have to be delayed for 28 days.

Since vaccines cannot be given to people with recent viral infection, if you have signs and symptoms of a viral infection like fever, administration of the following vaccines will be delayed: inactive vaccines given after 14 days (hepatitis B, hepatitis A, Tdap, influenza) and live vaccines given after 28 days (MMR, varicella).