Among all the parts of our application, this has to be the one that we were most nervous about. Maybe we’ve seen one to many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, but we’re just scared of the possibility of the tests uncovering something that shouldn’t be there… which would probably cause some complications with the application.
When we got our Invitation to Apply (ITA) under Express Entry (EE) from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), we were asked to complete an Upfront Medical Examination. I don’t know why it’s called “upfront”, but for the purposes of this post, we’ll just call it our “medical”.
Anyway, we were given a list of Panel Physicians designated by CIC to perform immigration medical exams in the Philippines. There are several places all over the Philippines where you can have your medical done; three of which are in Metro Manila.
IOM Manila Health Center: Salcedo Village, Makati
St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic: Ermita, Manila
St. Luke’s Medical Center: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
You can find the complete addresses of these places here in this link.
For IOM, please take note that you will need to set an appointment with them prior to having your medical. For St. Luke’s it will be under a first come first served basis.