Why do I need to pay a deposit to secure an appointment?
When you make an appointment, we require a deposit to secure your appointment. If you make an appointment at the medical centre, we can take a deposit then and give you instructions on what you need to do for the medical.
If you cannot come in, you can ring us to arrange a time and make an online payment. When the deposit is received or online payment is confirmed, an appointment will be arranged and this will be usually be within a few days or on your preferred date.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but this policy has been introduced due to too many missed appointments.
Should I do the full Medical and Chest X-ray Certificate or the Chest X-ray Certificate only? How often am I required to do this exam?
You are responsible for confirming with NZ Immigration your medical exam requirements. We are unable to determine which certificate you should do or when and how often you are required to do the exam as everyone’s situation is different. If there is any change or cancellation after the exam is commenced or completed, we cannot reverse charges.
Can I eat or drink before my exam?
You can eat and drink before the exam.
However, if you need to do blood and urine tests, you should drink enough water beforehand to be well hydrated. This is so you can have enough urine for the urine test and to get the best results for the blood tests done.
The blood tests do not require you to fast.
Can I do the medical when menstruating?
We do not perform the urine test for women who are menstruating as this affects the results. You can do everything else on the day and come back later for the urine test. Normally menstruation will not affect your medical exam results (except for the urine test) unless your period is very heavy.