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WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT TO EXPECT
We start the examination only after you fill up your forms (the NHSI clinic form and the embassy medical history page).

For everyone’s convenience, we observe a “first- to- fill- up- form/first served” policy to ensure that you (and others) are not kept waiting behind slower groups or families. Tip: download the forms now and fill them up BEFORE going to the clinic and you can possibly cut an hour off your waiting time.

Other Clinic Policies:

Policy: No companions are allowed into the clinic except: debilitated clients, persons with disabilities who need assistance, and families with very young children who need a caretaker’s assistance. We allow only ONE companion.
Policy:  We reserve the right to refuse to examine clients who are too sick to be examined, those who may have very infectious illnesses, those who come with large luggage/ boxes/ strollers that block movement in the clinic and create an evacuation/safety hazard should an emergency arise.
Policy: NHSI calls back clients for added labs on occasion. In these cases, NHSI moves these clients up the line to the laboratory area for immediate processing EVEN IF NEW CLIENTS ARE IN LINE. NHSI does this for all repeat visits to expedite client processing and this applies to you should the need arise for a repeat or additional lab after your first visit.
Policy: NHSI does not entertain follow up queries regarding file status by phone or text. We do allow follow ups by e-mail only. We try to answer queries after 3 pm in the afternoon and we answer as fast as we can depending on the amount of queries and the difficulty of the cases.


CLINIC FLOW CHART (Makati)

•    Line up at our receptionist’s table and she will screen your documents, verify the embassy visa/ letter, check the quality and validity of your pictures, ID, and photocopies of documents. If all seem in line, she next sends you to Table 1.
•    Table 1 handles issuance of Embassy forms and the NHSI Clinic form (if you had not downloaded any of them). After you fill out your forms, Table 1 will issue you a laminated Call Number which we use to call you to the next step. (These call numbers preserve your privacy and anonymity to the other clients). 
•    Canada applicants will be directed to one waiting area; Australia and New Zealand applicants will be directed to another area.
•    Wait in the designated waiting areas. If needed, start drinking water in preparation for urinalysis. 
•    Once your number is called, proceed to the staff calling your number. 
•    Steps: (you will be given a small checklist to ensure you finished all these steps)
A. checking of filled up forms for completeness and encoding biodata on computer
•    B. Cashier for  payment and issuance of receipt
•    C. Height, Weight, Visual Acuity
•    D. Medical examination (CLOTHING MUST BE REMOVED)* step D and E may be interchanged
•    E. Laboratory tests (Urine, blood tests, and X-ray depending on the visa type)
•    F. Wait in clinic for clearance to go (some labs need re-takes and we want to be sure they are technically good before we send you off).
•    Exit: your short checklist and call number is surrendered. The staff give you additional information regarding clinic number, what to expect in the coming days, and (if the need arises) how to comply with additional requirements.
•    Right before the exit, there is a small comment box and you may leave written comments and they will be addressed accordingly.
•    You may talk to our Clinic Senior Doctor, Dr. Gonzales, if you have any concerns.



CANADA
 
Age                      Pesos        Tests
15 and above        4,000        PE, UA, VDRL, HIV, CXR
11-14                    2,000        PE, UA, CXR
5-10                      1,750        PE, UA
0-4                        1,750        PE   
* 50 and above male - rectal examination

Courier Fee:           3,000        Ottawa, London, Singapore, China

Requirements:        
•    Section A Form                              
•    4 pcs. Photos (Passport)            
•    Passport/ Valid ID (and Xerox copies)         
•    Driver’s License/ PRC licene                   
•    NBI Clearance
•    Postal I.D.
•    Medical form Sec. A + attached letter
•    Any  relevant operative record, histo-pathological report, or any added treatments, old x-ray plates for any pulmonary problems. A clinical summary or medical report from your doctor would be helpful. 
•    Nationwide Health Clinic Form - download here

Appendix D Form:
•     7 pcs. Photos (Passport)
•     Passport
•     2 copies Appendix D
•    Any  relevant operative record, histo-pathological report, or any added treatments, old x-ray plates for any pulmonary problems. A clinical summary or medical report from your doctor would be helpful. 
•    Nationwide Health Clinic Form - download here


AUSTRALIA
 
Age                       Pesos        Tests
15 and above        3,200        PE, UA, HIV, CXR
11-14                    2,700        PE, UA, CXR
5-10                      2,100        PE, UA
0-4                        2,100        PE   
x-ray only                  800       CXR
 
Over 70:
 3-12 mos                2,800        PE, UA, CXR
 less 2 mos              2,500        PE, UA

Courier Fee:               100        Manila
                              3,000        Adelaide, Sydney, Perth

Requirements:        
•     5 pcs. Photos (Passport)
•     Passport/ Valid ID (and Xerox copies)
•     Driver’s License/ PRC license
•     NBI Clearance
•     Postal I.D.
•     Medical Forms if available (Forms 26 and 160)
•     Any  relevant operative record, histo-pathological report, or any added treatments, old x-ray plates for any pulmonary problems. A clinical summary or medical report from your doctor would be helpful. 
•    Nationwide Health Clinic Form - download here
 
Temporary / Business (sponsored visas):
1. Student (study > 1 month) - Complete Medical exam (form 26) and chest X-ray (form 160)
2. Visitor
a. 3 to 12 months stay - Chest X-ray
b. More than 12 months stay - Complete Medical exam (form 26) and chest X-ray (form 160)
3. Special Categories
a. 70 years old or above* - Proforma 1 & 2 (Medical Certificate). If visiting for 3 to 12 months or more, chest X-ray
b. Person entering hospital as patient or visitor (no time limit) - Chest X-ray
c. Person working in Procedural Health Sector (Doctor, Dentist, Nurse or student versions) - Complete medical exam (form 26) and chest X-ray (form 160), HIV, HepBsAg, Hep C tests.

*For those visitors 70 years and over, a medical certificate is required and can be in form of proforma 1, or the more detailed proforma 2.  The choice between these varies from post to post according to local CIMIA discretion.  For applicants 85 years or more always use proforma 2.
** Additional HIV test may be required even if the client is under 15 if the minor is an adoptee, has a history of blood transfusions or has any clinical indications requiring one. 

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