Dickson Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas, 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. Immigration exams are CASH only. Please call for pricing.
Dickson Street Clinic is Northwest Arkansas’ regional immigration provider and a Walmart Preferred provider.
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:
~ Physical examination
~ Blood tests for Syphilis (RPR), Gonorrhea
~ Routine Immunizations such as chicken pox (varicella), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) are required, so bring any vaccination records available. These can be obtained at the Health Department or local pharmacies
~ A Tuberculin (TB) skin test is required for all persons 2 years or older. After the skin test is applied, you must return to the clinic in 3 days (no more than 72 hours or must be re-applied). A skin test is considered “positive” if there is an induration of 5 mm or more. If you have a history of Tuberculosis (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 testing still required. Starting October 2018, the TB skin test will be replaced by the T-spot lab test
~ Pediatric examinations (14 years and younger) do not require blood testing
The Day of Your Examination
To better serve you, please bring the following items with you on the day of your examination:
~ 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 (blood test)
~ Your history of Chickenpox (Varicella)