What to expect the day of your Medical Examination
- You will be greeted by a friendly and courteous staff. They will spend about 30 minutes with you prior to your actual appointment with Dr. Savitsky.
- Dr. Savitsky staff is fully trained on the eMedical computer system. They will accurately deal with your eMedical file, complete your declaration, and take photos for CIC. They will also do a urine and measure your height and weight.
- Dr. Savitsky will then see you.
The Immigration Medical Examination
Dr. Savitsky values your time, so she generally is punctual for her appointments. A complete physical will be done, as per requirements for the CIC.
Your CIC Immigration Medical Exam will include:
- Vital signs (i.e. blood pressure and heart rate)
- Motor function assessment
- Women over the age of 40 require a breast exam
- Patients over the age of 75 will require a Mini Mental Assessment and a General Abilities Assessment
No invasive procedures such as pap tests will be performed.
Additionally, CIC requires testing basedon age of the patient. A general guideline is as follows:
- Children under 5 require no further testing
- Children 5-10 years old require only a urine test (conveniently done at Dr. Savitsky’s clinic)
- Patients greater than 10 years of age require urine testing and a chest x-ray
- Patients greater than 14 years old require urine testing, chest x-ray and blood work
Dr. Savitsky may decide to do further testing based on your medical history or physical exam results. She follows all guidelines set out by the government of Canada Immigration to avoid delay in processing your application.
Conveniently, the bloodwork and X-ray clinic are within walking distance from Dr. Savitsky’s office.
What Happens after the Exam
Dr Savitsky understands that it is important to you to have your immigration file processed as soon as possible. She makes the guarantee of same day submission for people not requiring additional testing (blood work or chest x-ray).
For patients that did require blood work or a chest x-ray, your immigration medical file will be submitted to the appropriate department of immigration as soon as results of these tests become available to Dr. Savitsky. This usually takes 2-7 days.
All submissions are done through eMedical.
You will be informed of any abnormalities that Dr. Savitsky finds in your medical history, physical exam, urine test, blood test or chest x-ray. This will be discussed with you prior to submission to CIC. If at any time you have questions or concerns regarding your immigration medical results or exam, Dr. Savitsky will see you in follow-up as soon as possible.
Schedule Your Appointment Here
Dr. Trisha Savitsky
Family Health Care Clinic
11076-51 Avenue NW