Dickson Street Clinic has performed INS medical services since 1996. We pride ourselves in providing prompt, accurate, & complete documentation within 72 hours after your appointment. Please have an English speaking companion accompany you to your appointment.
You may call (479) 521-1114 to schedule an appointment for this examination. Please locate directions to our office well prior to your appointment.
Please download information and fill out the New Patient Forms and bring them in to your appointment.
About Immigration Medical Exams
A medical examination is part of the application process for obtaining entry and/or residency to the United States for individuals of all ages. Examination requirements are determined by age and immunization record. An adult examination (15 years or older) typically consists of the following:
A physical examination
A tuberculin (TB) skin test is required for all persons 2 years or older. After the skin test is applied, you must return to clinic in 3 days for it to be read. A skin test is considered "positive" if there is a reaction of 5 mm or more. Anyone with a "positive" skin test must have a chest x-ray. In addition, if you have a history of TB or a history of a positive TB skin test, a chest x-ray is required. Many patients have received BCG vaccination in their home country, but a skin test for TB is still required. All persons with a question of active TB will be referred to the Arkansas State Health Department.
A blood test for syphilis (RPR)
Routine immunizations such as chickenpox (varicella), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and tetanus-diphtheria
A pediatric examination (children 14 years of age or younger) does not require blood testing but does require the following:
o A physical examination
o A TB skin test
o A review and update of routine pediatric immunizations
The Day of Your Examination
We appreciate it if you would plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. To better serve you, please bring the following items with you on the day of your examination:
A Photo ID
Immunization records for pre-school and school-age children
Any record of a chest x-ray within the past 12 months
Any records of a skin test for TB (PPD) or T-Spot,TB (blood test)
Your history of Chickenpox (Varicella)
Exam Fees & Other Information
The physical exam, blood tests, and skin tests will be completed by Dickson Street Clinic and released to you promptly upon completion. The fees for our services are due at the time of service are your responsibility, just as it is your responsibility to complete any additional requirements for citizenship by INS (now USCIS). Your exam results will be noted on INS form 1-693 and placed in a sealed envelope that should be given to either your lawyer or directly to INS. We hope to facilitate this important and life changing accomplishment for you by providing you with the necessary medical documentation you will need.
For more information, refer to the following from the USCIS website: FAQs for Form I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status.