You've been authorized for refugee status in Canada via one of the country's several application channels, and you're ready to go! However, you may still have some worries regarding this hectic procedure, such as "what papers will I need when I arrive in Canada?" Our Ottawa and Orleans physicians explain.
Immigration Physician Ottawa offers medical exams and other services to refugees. Contact our Bank Medical Centre clinic in Ottawa or our Innes Road Clinic in Orleans.
Medical Exams for Refugees
If you've just arrived in Canada, especially under refugee status, having access to the examination and medial care needed upon entering Canada is a priority, and both Immigration Physician Ottawa clinics offer these medical services to refugees in Canada:
- a physical examination
- a review of past medical history
- lab tests
- diagnostic tests
- assessment of a client's medical records
At Immigration Physician Ottawa, we offer medical exams to Ukrainian refugees. Our goal is to help these refugees have a safe life in Canada.
Medical Exam FAQs
Read through our FAQ to learn more about our medical exams for refugees.
- What do I need to bring to my exam?
Please bring the following to your exam: your Interim Federal Health (IFH) documents, the form, letter or email received from immigration, glasses or contacts (if you wear them), medical reports or test results from previous medical exams (that you have), and a list of your current medications.
- Is the complete exam available at your clinic?
Yes, at our clinic, we do the whole immigration medical exam. We also do urine and blood tests. We have an x-ray clinic in our building so you can get all the extra testing you need in one place.
- Will you submit my results to the government?
Yes. Once we finish your full immigration medical exam, we send the results to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. We will also give you a paper with your case number (IME/UMI) on it to show that you have passed your exam. We submit your report within 5 to 10 business days.
- Is your clinic approved by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
Yes, our clinics are Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada approved. We have everything you need to complete your Immigration Medical Exam.
- Does your clinic offer services in other languages?
Yes. We serve patients in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Gujarati, and Hindi. We are happy to help you through the exam process with the doctor.
When you make your appointment, tell us what language you are most comfortable with.
- Can I check on the status of my medical report?
Yes. You can check the status of your report by clicking here.
- Do I need to live in Ottawa to make an appointment?
No. We have patients from all over Ontario and Canada come to see us. If you can get to our clinic, we'd love to have you come in.
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