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FAQs

What are your fees?

  • Clinic fee is $160 (age 15- 74), Payment can be made by debit or credit card

  • Clinic fee is $200 for age 75+

  • Clinic fee for children age 14 and younger is $150

  • Xray fee is $75 (required age 11 and older) 

  • Lab fee is $78 (required age 15 and older)* (typically not required for streamlined IME) 

  • CUAET Ukrainian Applicants Only  - Exam, Lab Tests and Xray are Fully Covered with MSP

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 *Additional lab tests may be needed based on your history and may be an additional cost

Do I need a separate appointment for Lifelabs or XRay? 

  • The Lifelabs in our building (888 West 8th) can typically see our morning patients after their visit with us without an appointment before 12pm. You can also choose to attend another Lifelabs location at another time. 

  • Those with appointments in our clinic after 12pm should make a Lifelabs appointment:  https://www.lifelabs.com/book-an-appointment/?myProvinceSel=bc&myProvince=bc

  • No appointments are required for Xray and it is located in our building 

What do I need to bring to the appointment?

  • Due to Covid-19, you will be provided a medical mask to wear while you are in the clinic. 

  • Official identification (passport or refugee document). If your passport is not available, the only other document that is acceptable is a Canadian ID card or driver’s license. ***For those claiming refugee status without the official refugee document, please bring copy of passport certified by IRCC.

  • An English-speaking companion to assist with the medical examination.

  • All the documents you have received from Immigration Canada such as work permit, study permit, IMM1017 that some applicants will have

  • List of your current medications and doses (strength of your medication and the number of pills you take each day) *

  • Medical reports important to your medical history ​​​*

  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses, as you will have an eye exam *

  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt to facilitate your exam *

           *Not required for CUAET Applicants 

What takes place in the exam?

  • You will be asked questions about your health *

  • A physical examination:  A breast exam is only done based on your history. You can have a chaperone in the room.  *

  • A urine test is required for anyone over the age of 5 years. Please drink water before arriving for your visit *

  • A chest x-ray is required for anyone 11 years and older.

  • Blood tests (HIV, Syphilis and Creatinine) are required for everyone 15 years and older.

  • The entire exam takes approximately 2 hours. After you see the doctor, you will need to go  lifelabs and XRay to complete your exam. 

  • If needed, you may be required to complete further testing. Additional fees may apply. 

           *Not required for CUAET Applicants 

Where can I find more information about the process?

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