Frequently Asked Questions
Q: May we have copies of our test results for our records?
A: Yes. Copies will be provided upon request.
Q: How long does this process take?
A: When all of the tests have been completed at the hospital it should take approximately 5-10 days for the results to be entered into the system and sent to IRCC.
Q: How long is the appointment?
A: Approximately 30-40 minutes per person.
Q: How much does the Immigration Medical cost?
A: Age 0-10 $150 ; Age 11-64 $200 ; Seniors 65+ $220 ; Return visit all ages $70.
Q: How can I pay for the medical?
A: We accept cash, debit or credit.
Q: Where do I go for my Chest X-ray and blood work?
A: Go to the Victoria General Hospital, 1276 South Park Street, and go to the Business Office in the Centennial Building to pay. You will be directed to go to the Dickson Building. Click here for map. OR you may go to the Dartmouth General Hospital Business Centre to pay, and have the service provided at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Click here for map.
Q: Do I need to bring my Immigration Medical paper form?
A: No. We do everything electronically.
Q: What if I am pregnant?
A: Pregnant women may choose to do the following:
Finish the medical exam except the x ray and wait until after the baby is born to complete the chest x-ray. The medical examination will be put on hold by IRCC until the x-ray is done.
Have the x-ray done at the time of your examination using protected shield over the abdomen for protection, you may need to consult with the doctor who is following your pregnancy.
Do your Immigration Medical after the delivery.