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New Opening Hours
Starting May 1st, 6:30am - 6pm M-F and 7am on Sat and Sun

Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 3pm

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 3pm

It's Wednesday 7:53 PMClosed

Phone:  (504) 364-1844

315 Westbank Expy
Gretna, LA 70053

Gretna Medical Center

We have Spanish and Vietnamese speaking doctors.

Starting May 1st we open at 6:30am M-F and 7am on Sat and Sundays

Civil Surgeon Exam - New Orleans

Where can I take the Civil Surgeon Exam in New Orleans?

Gretna Medical Center is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to perform medical exams for those seeking a green card in the New Orleans area.  Gretna Medical Center is centrally located in the Westbank.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during the exam?

  • The physician will review your medical history and give you a physical exam, a chest X-ray, and test your blood. Normally, exceptions are made to the X-ray when the patient is under the age of 15. In addition to children, pregnant women can postpone the X-ray but this depends on the country you are coming from. Check with immigration services at the department of homeland security for more information if you are pregnant. The direct link is here.
  • A physical will be given and this involves looking at your ears, nose eyes, ears, lungs, heart, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and your genitalia.
  • You will be tested for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and syphilis. The tuberculosis test is done in two parts. You will have to return to the doctor’s office within two to three days to have the results read. The syphilis test is a blood test.
  • The doctor will also check your records to see if you need any vaccinations. The list includes Hepatitis A and B, Influenza, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Pneumococcal, Pertussis, Polio, Rotavirus, Rubella, Tetanus, and Varicella.
  • After the exam, the doctor will complete Form I-693 and seal the form in an envelope for you to submit to USCIS. DO NOT UNSEAL THE ENVELOPE. Make sure you get a copy of the completed Form I-693 for your personal records before the doctor seals the envelope. USCIS will not accept the form if the envelope has been opened or altered.

 

What should I bring to a civil surgeon exam?

  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
  • Government-issued photo identification, such as a valid passport or driver’s license. If you are 14 years old or younger, bring identification that shows your name, date, and place of birth and parent’s full name. Possible forms of identification include your birth certificate (with an English translation) or an affidavit.
  • Vaccination or immunization record (such as DT, DTP, DTaP, Td, Tdap, OPV, IPV, MMR, Hib, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella, pneumococcal influenza, rotavirus and meningococcal disease)
  • Medical insurance card (check with the doctor’s office to make sure the office accepts your medical plan)
  • Payment (check with the clinic if your payment is accepted)

 

Why do you need a medical exam for a green card?

Why do you need a medical exam for a green card?

 

  • U.S. law requires that immigrants take medical exams to prove that they are not a health risk to the general public.
  • You might not be allowed to remain if you have a communicable disease, harmful mental disorder, have a drug addiction, or fail to get vaccinated. Gretna Medical Center can provide you with the appropriate vaccinations if you need them.
  • If found inadmissible due to a reason above, you can apply to get a waiver from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The direct website is located here.
Where can I find more information?

  • Call 504-364-1844 to schedule an exam.

 

 

Better Health Care is Our Mission

open 7 days a week. Same Day Appointments are Available.

Fax: (504) 367-6022

315 Westbank Expy. Gretna, LA 70053

Gretna Medical Center