Immigration Medical Examination (IME) Australia & New Zealand

OUR PANEL PHYSICIANS:

Dr. Anil Pahari                            MBBS, MD, MRCP, MRCGP
Dr. Barsha Bista                         MBBS, MD
Dr. Alok Dhungel                        MBBS, MD
Dr. Shekhar Rajbhandari           MBBS, MD (LOCUM)
Dr. Ohmar Man Pradhan           MBBS, MD (LOCUM)   

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

  • Appointments are available ONLINE ONLY. 
  • Please avoid booking an appointment during Menstrual Period (Day 1 to Day 6) as this may affect urine test.
  • Appointment is required in case of Australia & New Zealand (General Medical) only. No appointment is required for New Zealand student visa.

OPENING HOURS

  • Our department is open from 9:45 am until 4 pm for new clients. 
  • For follow up please kindly visit us between 3:30 pm to 5 pm at Room No: 1071.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO BRING ON THE DAY OF APPOINTMENT?

  • E-medical generated referral letter which has your HAP ID.
  • Original passport and declaration form.
  • Spectacle/ Contact lenses if you wear one. 
  • List of current medications / medical records of major operations or illness.
  • Copies of passport, Photos are NOT required. 
  • For medical examination you do not have to attend on empty stomach.

WHERE DO I GO ONCE AT NORVIC INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL (NIH)?

  • Please proceed to Room No 1074 (Australian / New Zealand Medical Examination Centre.)
     

WHAT IS THE FEE STRUCTURE? 

FEE STRUCTURE FOR AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAMINATION

  

                                  ITEM

E-MEDICAL  REQUIREMENT                    CODE

      FEES  NRS

                         EXAMPLE APPLICANT

MEDICAL EXAMINATION + CHEST X-RAY

501+502

 6,505 *

STUDENT(NON-HEALTHCARE), VISITOR

MEDICAL EXAMINATION WITH MANTOUX  W/O URINE TEST AND X-RAY

501

 4,589

CHILDREN AGED 2 AND UNDER 5  YEARS APPLYING FOR A PERMANENT/ PROVISIONAL VISA

MEDICAL EXAM WITH URINE TEST & MANTOUX  W/O  X-RAY

501

 4,604

CHILDREN AGED 5 AND UNDER 11  YEARS APPLYING FOR A PERMANENT/  PROVISIONAL VISA

MEDICAL EXAMINATION W/O URINE AND X-RAY

501

4,018

 CHILDREN BELOW 5 YEARS

MEDICAL EXAMINATION + CHEST X-RAY + HIV

501+502+707

 7,527 *

 MIGRANT (SUCH AS SPOUSE, PARENT,  SKILLED MIGRANT)

MEDICAL EXAMINATION BUT WITHOUT X-RAY

501

 4,242

CHILDREN ABOVE 5 YEARS AND  BELOW 11 YEARS, MIGRANT, ELDERLY  VISITOR

MEDICAL EXAMINATION + CHEST X-RAY+ HIV+ HEPATITIS B+HEPATITIS C

501+502+707+708+716

 9,941 *

 HEALTHCARE WORKER OR  HEALTHCARE STUDENT

CHEST X-RAY (AXR)

502

 3,397 *

WORKING HOLIDAY MAKER

ADDITIONAL TESTS

 

 

 

HIV TEST

707

 990

 

HEPATITIS B TEST

708

 650

 

S. CREATININE

704

360

 

HEPATITIS C TEST

716

1630

 

MANTOUX TEST

719

360

 

* Includes TB diagnostic tests and treatment (if required) done at IOM, Baluwatar, KTM. Nepal.

WHAT TESTS DO I NEED?

•    The tests you require will depend on your visa category.
•    Your referral letter will indicate what tests are necessary.
•    501 code - Includes medical examination, urine routine test (for all above 5 years of age).

•    502 code - Chest X-ray (above 11 years of age).

•    Blood test where applicable.

•    Some children between 2~11 years may require TB screening test.
•    Sometimes panel physician may request additional test as per clinical needs.
If you have any doubt, please discuss with our panel physician/staff.

For more information about Australian Health Requirement please visit on the link below:
www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Heal( Note: please specify in as a link address)

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAMINATION?

•    Registration at Room No: 1074.
•    ID Check – Referral Letter, Original passport and Declaration form.
•    Photograph
•    Height, Weight and Blood Pressure measurement.

•    Urine test.

•    Blood tests if applicable.
•   501 code - External physical examination (includes vision test). 

•   502 code- indicates Chest- X ray.

WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT?

Chest- X ray is not recommended in the first trimester (Twelve weeks)

There is an option to defer X- ray examination until after delivery. Kindly discuss with our panel physician for more details.

WILL I GET TO SEE MY REPORT/HOW IS THE REPORT SENT?

•    You do not have to collect any report once all your examinations are complete.
•    Your report is forwarded electronically via e - Medical to the department of Home Affairs within three working days in most cases           
•   If your examination or test results are abnormal, our panel physician will inform you during the consultation.

If you require any further information regarding your medical examinations ,please feel free to contact us.

UNDRESSING FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION

•     As per guidelines provided by Department of Home Affairs, you will need to undress to your   underwear.
•    We provide gowns to both male and female candidates and every effort is taken to maintain your dignity. Only external physical examination is conducted.
•    We offer chaperone to all applicants. All children must be examined in the presence of a guardian.

WHAT IF MY X RAY SHOWS ABNORMALITY?

•    The panel physician will inform you of the result.
•    Sometimes e-medical can auto generate further tests depending on the abnormality.
•    Once your case is submitted, MOC in Australia will review your case and advice if any further tests are required. They will notify the client via email.

WHAT ARE TESTS FOR TB?

•    TB is tested by examination of sputum (Authorised at IOM Laboratory only).
•    This is done in two ways- smear and culture.
•    Kindly note TB culture report takes 8 weeks for the results.
•    There is no extra charge for TB tests and treatment; it is included in the Norvic Hospital bill.

TB SCREENING FOR CHILDREN
Children between the age of 2 & 11 years and applying for a permanent / provisional visa are required to undergo a TB screening test.

 WHAT IS THE SCREENING TEST FOR TB?
There are two different types of screening tests:

  1. Mantoux- is an intra dermal test (skin).
  2. IGRA- Interferon Gamma Release Assay is a blood test.

Currently at Norvic International Hospital only Mantoux test is available. We are in the process of inquiring if IGRA if feasible. We shall update the information in our website when available.
 

RESULT OF MANTOUX TEST

  • Result of Mantoux test is recorded after 48-72 hours of injection. The child will have to be reviewed by doctors at the pathology department of Norvic hospital for final report. Please ensure the child does not leave Kathmandu until the final report is provided.
  • Our panel physicians will advice if additional examination is required following the result of Mantoux test.

WHAT IF THE MANTOUX RESULT IS POSITIVE?

The child will need a Chest X-ray.

WHAT IS THE WAITING TIME IN CLINIC?

•    Generally your medical examination, urine test and x ray are completed within two-three hours.

IS THERE A COMPLAINT PROCEDURE?

•    If you are not satisfied with our service kindly contact our manager/panel physician. We will try and resolve the problem.
•    If you have any feedback, complaints or compliments; kindly refer to the link below:

http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/provide-feedback.
 

HOW TO CONTACT US
•    Telephone: 01-4258554/4259512   Extension: 1035, 3005
•     Mail: visamed@norvichospital.com 

* (Kindly note that we don't book appointments via E-mail)

FRAUDULANT BEHAVIOUR

•    Any fraudulent activity will be reported directly to the department of Home Affairs.

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