Medical Examination for South Korea Visa Applicants

KOICA APPLICANTS

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Location Clinic Schedule
St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic - Ermita, Manila Monday to Friday
7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(CLOSED ON PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS)

Each Applicant must submit an Online Registration to secure an appointment.

Applicants must fast 8 – 10 hours before the examination and blood extraction must be done in the morning.

Female applicants are advised to undergo the medical examinations one week after the last day of their menstruation to ensure the absence of spotting.

Kindly bring the following on your medical examination:

  1. Printed Online Registration Confirmation Email

  2. Instruction or endorsement letter from IHC or KOICA (if applicable)

  3. Certificate of Health from IHC or KOICA

  4. Passport and colored photocopy of passport (2 copies)

  5. 2 passport-sized photos

Whenever applicable, please bring the following:

  • Old chest x-ray films not less than 3 months prior to the medical examination

  • Original COVID-19 Vaccination card and photocopy

  • Medical certificate regarding a previously-treated or currently managed clinically significant illness

  • The medical certificate should contain the following information:

    • Medical Treatment

      • name of medication (brand and/or generic name)

      • dosage

      • duration and dates of treatment

    • surgical procedure done

    • complete final diagnosis

    • outcome of treatment or treatment plans and prognosis, if available

COVID-19 Screening and Vaccination
  • All visa applicants are required to present a negative RT PCR test done within 3 days of their scheduled medical examination. Counting of days start with the swabbing and not the date of release of the results.

  • Only Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests such as RT PCR using nasopharyngeal swabs are acceptable. Rapid Antigen Tests or saliva tests will not be accepted.

  • Applicants with signs and symptoms of possible COVID 19 will not be allowed to proceed with the medical examination and will need to repeat their RT PCR test and complete the recommended isolation period (10 days for mild/moderate cases, 21 days for severe/critical cases).

  • All visa applicants who are close contacts of suspected COVID-19 cases will also be required to do RT PCR and complete a quarantine period of 7-14 days prior to doing their medical examination.

    • If fully vaccinated - quarantine for 7 days

    • If partially vaccinated or unvaccinated - quarantine for 14 days

REMINDERS:

  • Applicants must fast 8 – 10 hours before the examination and blood extraction must be done in the morning.

  • PPD test is not available on Thursdays. A PPD or mantoux test is included in your medical examination and you will be required to return to our clinic 48 to 72 hours after placement of the PPD or mantoux test.

  • Female applicants are advised to undergo the medical examinations one week after the last day of their menstruation to ensure the absence of spotting.

Gender Required Examinations Rate
Male
  • Physical Examination (Height, Weight, Eyesight etc.,)
  • Chest PA (Chest X-ray)
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)
  • Syphilis test (VDRL or RPR)
  • HIV antibody
  • Blood hemoglobin
  • Alanine transaminase (ALT, AGT)
  • Fasting plasma glucose*
  • Blood pressure
  • Urine (Protein, Glucose, Occult Blood)
PhP 12,975.00
Female
  • Physical Examination (Height, Weight, Eyesight etc.,)
  • Chest PA (Chest X-ray)
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)
  • Syphilis test (VDRL or RPR)
  • HIV antibody
  • Blood hemoglobin
  • Alanine transaminase (ALT, AGT)
  • Fasting plasma glucose*
  • Blood pressure
  • Urine (Protein, Glucose, Occult Blood)
  • pregnancy test
PhP 13,500.00
PPD or Mantoux test ** PhP 1,470.00
Certificate of Health PhP 1,260.00

St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic accepts cash and credit card payments at the clinic cashier.

SOUTH KOREA VISA APPLICANTS (TB SCREENING ONLY)

Each Applicant must submit an Online Registration to secure an appointment.

Tuberculosis screening for South Korea visa applicants is performed at both of our clinics. Please see clinic schedules below:

Location Clinic Schedule
St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic - Ermita, Manila Monday to Friday
7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic - Bonifacio Global City Tuesday to Friday
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Both clinics are closed on Philippine Holidays.

Kindly bring the following on your medical examination:

  1. Printed Online Registration Confirmation Email

  2. Passport with 1 photocopy

  3. 2 passport-sized photos (taken within the last 6 months)

  4. Printout of the certificate of health form from the South Korean embassy’s website (printed in A4)

COVID-19 Screening and Vaccination
  • All visa applicants are required to present a negative RT PCR test done within 3 days of their scheduled medical examination. Counting of days start with the swabbing and not the date of release of the results.

  • Only Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests such as RT PCR using nasopharyngeal swabs are acceptable. Rapid Antigen Tests or saliva tests will not be accepted.

  • Applicants with signs and symptoms of possible COVID 19 will not be allowed to proceed with the medical examination and will need to repeat their RT PCR test and complete the recommended isolation period (10 days for mild/moderate cases, 21 days for severe/critical cases).

  • All visa applicants who are close contacts of suspected COVID-19 cases will also be required to do RT PCR and complete a quarantine period of 7-14 days prior to doing their medical examination.

    • If fully vaccinated - quarantine for 7 days

    • If partially vaccinated or unvaccinated - quarantine for 14 days

Exam Rate
Physical Examination and chest x-ray PhP 2,494.00
Interferon-Gamma Release Assay Quantiferon TB Gold Plus (IGRA)

-OR-

PPD or mantoux test*, if available
PhP 5,900.00

-OR-

PhP 1,470.00
Certificate of Health PhP 1,260.00

PPD test is not available on Thursdays. A PPD or mantoux test is included in your medical examination and you will be required to return to our clinic 48 to 72 hours after placement of the PPD or mantoux test.

St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic accepts cash and credit card payments at the clinic cashier.