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    Reading thru different post, I find that physical check up cost could vary from $85 to almost $500. I am in Cincinnati area the cheapest I could find is $185 plus $50 for X-rays if needed. Immunization are extra depending what are needed. I saw someone in Dallas area paid only $85. Wish I could find someone in Ohio . Share how much you end up paying for it.

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    Originally posted by ohiogc View Post
    Reading thru different post, I find that physical check up cost could vary from $85 to almost $500. I am in Cincinnati area the cheapest I could find is $185 plus $50 for X-rays if needed. Immunization are extra depending what are needed. I saw someone in Dallas area paid only $85. Wish I could find someone in Ohio . Share how much you end up paying for it.
    My paid $200 in Framingham, MA with all immunizations included. I didn't need chex X-rays as skin test was -ve.
    PD: Dec 2003, EB3 India. Concurrent Filing: July 2nd 2007

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    • #3
      I paid $205 per person which includes immunization shots. I had to pay $85 for x-ray. If you have time, you can schedule your immunization shot ahead of time which can be covered by your insurance.This should bring down the cost. I hope, it helps. Thanks

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      • #4
        paid $255 in VA
        PD : March 2003
        Category :EB3 RIR,IND
        140 : RD 04/25/2004,AD : 08/06/2004,LUD:07/01/2005
        485(self) :RD :10/01/2004,AD : 09/05/2007.
        VSC Center
        EAD(Self) :RD: 11/06/2004,AD : 01/11/2005.
        2nd EAD:RD: 10/20/2006,AD : 11/17/2006.
        1st FP DONE ON: 04/28/2005
        2nd FP Done on : 05/11/2007.
        Spouse :RD: 07/18/2007

        LUD on My 485:05/10/05,05/13/2005,04/27/2006 ,04/29/2006(Address Change),03/07/2006(Case Transfer to TSC),05/17/07(return mail Msg),6/01/07,06/03/07

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        • #5
          Just called a doctor in Camp Hill, PA. I was told by the receptionist that according to INS standards immunizations including TB test need to be done at the doctors office. You can't bring in paperwork from your family physician. Is that true????
          Can someone who have already done it in the Camp Hill, Harrisburg area refer me to a doctor where I can take my paperwork with me.

          Thanks
          Originally posted by clockwork View Post
          I paid $205 per person which includes immunization shots. I had to pay $85 for x-ray. If you have time, you can schedule your immunization shot ahead of time which can be covered by your insurance.This should bring down the cost. I hope, it helps. Thanks

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          • #6
            Which immunizations are actually needed. Where do I find the list?????

            Thanks


            Originally posted by clockwork View Post
            I paid $205 per person which includes immunization shots. I had to pay $85 for x-ray. If you have time, you can schedule your immunization shot ahead of time which can be covered by your insurance.This should bring down the cost. I hope, it helps. Thanks

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            • #7
              I paid $140 for adult and $70 for child in El Monte, Los Angeles, CA which includes any immunizations. X-Rays are $50.
              India EB2
              PD: 12th Dec 2003
              I140 Approved
              I485 TSC Approved on 24th Nov
              Mailed: 19th Jun 2007
              Receipt Date: 20th Jun 2007
              I FP: 22nd Aug 2007
              EAD: Approved on 9th Aug and got on 15th Aug
              485 LUDs : 22nd Aug 2007, 23rd Aug 2007, 26th Nov 2007

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              • #8
                Originally posted by agron View Post
                Just called a doctor in Camp Hill, PA. I was told by the receptionist that according to INS standards immunizations including TB test need to be done at the doctors office. You can't bring in paperwork from your family physician. Is that true????
                Can someone who have already done it in the Camp Hill, Harrisburg area refer me to a doctor where I can take my paperwork with me.

                Thanks
                Agron,

                My doctor honoured our records. I went to Kaiser (Our healthcare) obtained records before going to the USCIS certified physician.

                Immunizations: Does your doctor quoted immunizations seperately? They generally should honor your record. No body wants to repeatedly immunized. Shop around for other doctors. If you don't have some nearby, ask the effects of multiple immunizations and let him give it in writing. As a patient, you do have right of information. May be this would help rethinking of Doctor the benefit of getting money through immunizations or getting sued later. Even if the doctor don't want to honor the record, he can conduct a blood test to know what all immunizations are needed. You must play. For you its your health, for him its money.

                TB Test: If any thing older than 1 year, it is surely not valid. My doctor conducted TB test again for my spouse, despite she had the same 9 months before saying the test is not conducted in the same calendar year!

                P.S. - I am just sharing my thoughts....
                Last edited by FunLover2000; 8th June 2007, 02:05 PM.
                India EB2
                PD: 12th Dec 2003
                I140 Approved
                I485 TSC Approved on 24th Nov
                Mailed: 19th Jun 2007
                Receipt Date: 20th Jun 2007
                I FP: 22nd Aug 2007
                EAD: Approved on 9th Aug and got on 15th Aug
                485 LUDs : 22nd Aug 2007, 23rd Aug 2007, 26th Nov 2007

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by agron View Post
                  Which immunizations are actually needed. Where do I find the list?????

                  Thanks
                  Don't worry about that, the immigration doctor you go to will have the right forms and will know exactly what you need. If you've taken any immunizations in the past...actually if you have records of ANY immunizations bring them with you (receipts, forms, anything). Some childhood ones don't need to be retaken, some do, etc. Bring whatever you have with you and the doctor will know what to do from there.


                  Everytime I see people on here talking about how much they paid for their physical I want to scream because I got robbed when I went for mine. Can't remember the exact amount now (my brain is trying to erase unpleasant memories )but it was something like 4-500 AND I more than half of my vaccines were up to date so god knows how much I would've paid had that not been the case.
                  EB3 ROW
                  PD Oct 2002/Labor apprvd April 2007
                  I485/I765 May 2007
                  FP (code 3) June 2007
                  08/01/07 LUD I765 Apprvd

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                  • #10
                    250 / each cash only
                    EB3 ROW
                    pd: 01-27-04
                    i-485 rd: 06-04-07
                    ad: 09-06-07 (self)
                    ad: ??? (husband)
                    I Can Do All Things Through Christ Jesus Who Gives Me Strength

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                    • #11
                      200/each (including X-ray). My insurence paid for lab work. Doctor accepted our immunization records.
                      Priority Date: Feb 03
                      EB2-RIR LC Certified - Jan 2005
                      I140 Approved - Feb 2005
                      485 RD:6/7/07, ND:6/22/07 AD: 6/10/2008
                      EAD RD:6/7/07, ND:6/22/07, AD:9/12/2007
                      AP RD:6/7/07, ND:6/22/07, AD:9/21/2007
                      FP Appointment - 7/17/07
                      Nebraska Service Center
                      Note: I am not an attorney. It is just my opinion. So act accordingly.

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                      • #12
                        My experience

                        I have PPO insurance, I got a list of INS approved civil surgeons in my state. I found that there are at least 5 of them who patricipate in my insurance. Called those 5 doctors and asked how much it is going to cost, if insurance can be involved and when I can get envelopes.

                        The price range was 120$-170$ without X-Ray and without vaccinations, most of them wanted to get cash or check as payment and did not want to have insurance involved.

                        Only couple of them said we accept credit cards VISA or MC, and file claims to the insurance. I chose one 150$ per adult, paid by credit card, doctor did exam, they took blood test for analysis was taken in his office, that was included in that 150$. Vaccinations and skin test we did in county clinic which he reffered. The price for shots and skin test was 50 dollars for 2 adults and one kid total (we did not do X-Ray). In a couple of days I got skin test checked (negative) and in 3 days got sealed envelopes from the doctor's office. I checked today that insurance paid doctor's services.
                        State: MI RIR/EB3 RoW
                        Labor PD: 11/24/2003
                        Labor AD: 02/24/2006
                        I-140 RD: 04/05/2006
                        I-140 AD: 07/20/2006
                        I-485 RD: 06/28/2007
                        I-485 AD: 04/15/2008

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                        • #13
                          SF Bay area - $250 per person excludes $50 for X-Ray

                          SF Bay area - $250 per person Includes everything excludes $50 for X-Ray.
                          Cash only. But Bill provided so that you can try claiming from insurance.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ohiogc View Post
                            Reading thru different post, I find that physical check up cost could vary from $85 to almost $500. I am in Cincinnati area the cheapest I could find is $185 plus $50 for X-rays if needed. Immunization are extra depending what are needed. I saw someone in Dallas area paid only $85. Wish I could find someone in Ohio . Share how much you end up paying for it.
                            Went to a doc in Fairfield area...near Jungle Jim's...Dr.Nguyen...charged $125/person for medical checkup only...overall ok.

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                            • #15
                              $100 san jose -california

                              Xray 50$, immunizations honored by the civil surgeon, I got obtained the immunization list from palo alto medical foundation.

                              the $100 mecdical exam included the TB test and HIV test.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by eromero View Post
                                Xray 50$, immunizations honored by the civil surgeon, I got obtained the immunization list from palo alto medical foundation.

                                the $100 mecdical exam included the TB test and HIV test.
                                eromero, can u provide details of the doctor, this is really cheap. one of my friends got done in Fremont and he paid $200 per person without xry and immunization.

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                                • #17
                                  We paid 250 per person at Columbus OHIO. Including x-ray for my wife.
                                  Also, we have no immunization record/history, so we went to local department of health to get the shots free of charge. (As long as you can proof you are a local resident) that is free.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by lfgc View Post
                                    Went to a doc in Fairfield area...near Jungle Jim's...Dr.Nguyen...charged $125/person for medical checkup only...overall ok.
                                    Thanks lfgc, I am going to check Dr. Nguyen's office day. That seems reasonable fee. Where did you got your immunizations? I heard you can get at a very nominal fee in Cincinnati downtown Health dept.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by ohiogc View Post
                                      Thanks lfgc, I am going to check Dr. Nguyen's office day. That seems reasonable fee. Where did you got your immunizations? I heard you can get at a very nominal fee in Cincinnati downtown Health dept.
                                      We got the immunizations at the Montgomery County Health Dept. (we're from Dayton). Sure, there is a nominal fee...the Hep-B shot is costly though...our insurance was not acceptable there...I think it's $50...this, you can also get at your Family Physician's office for no cost as it'll be covered by your insurance.

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                                      • #20
                                        $175 (no x-ray or anything) in Houston (Hillcroft). The doctor was annoying with a poor sense of humor. Kept talking for no reason and made me wait for long.

                                        EB3 India TSC
                                        PD 04/04/03
                                        I-140 11/01/05
                                        I-485 08/04/07 (RD)
                                        FP 09/12/07
                                        LUD 9/12/07, 9/13/07 (I-485)

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