Australia

Norvic International Centre for Health Evaluation (NICHE)

Immigration Medical Examination (IME) AUSTRALIA 

OUR PANEL PHYSICIANS:

Dr. Anil Pahari                            MBBS, MD, MRCP, MRCGP
Dr. Barsha Bista                         MBBS, MD

Dr. Shekhar Rajbhandari            MBBS, MD (LOCUM)
Dr. Alok Dhungel                         MBBS, MD

Dr. Dharti Joshi Pradhan            MBBS, MD 
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.

WHERE DO I GO FOR IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAMINATION?

  • Please proceed to Norvic International Centre for Health Evaluation (NICHE) ;150 m towards EAST from Norvic International Hospital.

OPENING HOURS

  • Our department is open from 9:30 am until 3 pm for new clients. 
  • For follow up please kindly visit us between 3:30 pm to 5 pm

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

  • Appointment Slip.
  • E-medical generated referral letter which has your HAP ID.
  • Original passport (Compulsory)  and declaration form if available.
  • Spectacle/ Contact lenses if you wear one. 
  • List of current medications / medical records of major operations or illness. Previous Chest X-ray if you have any past history of chest problems.
  • Photos and copies of passport are NOT required. 
  • For medical examination you do not have to attend on empty stomach.
  • Please bring a shawl along with you (for female). 

WHAT IS THE FEE STRUCTURE? 

                                ITEM

E-MEDICAL  REQUIREMENT                    CODE

      FEES  NRS

                         EXAMPLE APPLICANT

MEDICAL EXAMINATION + CHEST X-RAY

  501+502

  7,500 *

STUDENT(NON-HEALTHCARE), VISITOR

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

  501

  5,048

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

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

  501

  5,064

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

MEDICAL EXAMINATION W/O URINE AND X-RAY

  501

  4,621

CHILDREN BELOW 5 YEARS

MEDICAL EXAMINATION + CHEST X-RAY + HIV

  501+502+707

  8,656 *

MIGRANT (SUCH AS SPOUSE, PARENT,  SKILLED MIGRANT)

MEDICAL EXAMINATION BUT WITHOUT X-RAY

  501

  4,878

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

 10,935 *

HEALTHCARE WORKER OR  HEALTHCARE STUDENT

CHEST X-RAY (AXR)

  502

  3,907 *

WORKING HOLIDAY MAKER

ADDITIONAL TESTS

     

HIV TEST

  707

  990

 

HEPATITIS B TEST

  708  

  650

 

S. CREATININE

  704 

  370

 

HEPATITIS C TEST

  716

  1,630

 

MANTOUX TEST

  719

  360

 

URINE MICROSCOPY/ RBC MORPHOLOGY

 

  220

 

* 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.
•    Panel physician may request additional test as per clinical requirement.

     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 Registration Desk.
•    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 -  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 ARE 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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