This is the actual experience of a member of the Visa Approved group at St. Luke’s Medical, Manila going for the Embassy medical exam (k1 visa).
Location: St. Luke’s Extension Clinic, Manila Philippines
Medical Examination Date: December 1, 2015
Vaccination Date : December 2, 2015
My first day at St. Luke’s:
Arrived there at around 4:35AM with hundredths of people outside. It took as almost an hour before we got inside. Took our St. Luke’s online preregistration form photocopy, copy of interview appointment letter, 4 pcs US visa photo, passport and the 1 passport biopage photocopy (upright position).
Medical processes: 1st Day:
1st : Blood extraction at the laboratory
2nd : Chest Xray
3rd: Vital signs, height, weight and eye test ( you will be ask if you are wearing an eye glasses or any contact lense
4th: Physical Exam ( the doctor will interview you all about your medical history. Instruct you to take off all of your clothes including underwears and lay flat on bed. She will check your whole body excluded the genital area.
IN MY CASE, SINCE I HAVE AN ACUTE PEPTIC ULCER AND HYPERTHYROIDISM, I WAS ASKED TO SUBMIT THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FROM MY DOCTOR AND GOOD THING I BROUGHT IT WITH ME AND SHE CHECKED ALL OF MY MEDICINE PRESCRIPTIONS AND LABORATORY EXAMS DONE.
5th: the Immunization interview ( you will be asked about your illness history and what vaccines you received since birth. If you have the scar or BCG and chickenpox, you have to show it to them.
6th. Check out counter ( they will instruct you to go back the next day)
2nd day of Medical:
I was instructed to proceed to counter A and submit the receipt. Less 30 minutes I was called to proceed at room N ( so nervous if everything was wrong and to my surprise, they just asked for the photocopy of my medical certificate lol and back to waiting area again and waited to be called). I waited almost 3 hours to be called and instructed to go to 2nd floor and get vaccinated ( you cannot imagine how happy i am since it is an indicator that we passed the medical exam)
I went down and waited again for my name to be called for the release of medical results. It took almost an hour to wait finally i was with a big smile on my face on my way to the releasing. But the staff told me she cannot release my medical records because my doctor misspelled my name on the medical certificate and I did not noticed it ever since so I feel like ” oh my God what I’m going to do I cannot go home with that long hours of trip just to go to my doctor and have my name correct). Good thing she told i can go to a Notary Public and make an Affidavit of Discrepancy. I went out and thanks to God coz there is a Notary outside so i got it in just 5 minutes and paid 50 pesos for it.
I went back to St. Lukes and gave the affidavit of Discrepancy and i waited another more than an hour to be called, finally they gave my medical records!