Medical furtherance for immigration

The information below applies to you if you have received a letter or email from immigration asking you to contact your panel doctor and provide more medical information.

What does it mean?

During your immigration medical examination, a medical condition was reported by you or detected by the doctor and probably already discussed with you.

Immigration has received this information and now wants to make sure that the condition is not severe enough to affect your admissibility to Canada (or to Australia or New Zealand, as the case may be). Specifically, they may want to be reassured that:

  1. The condition does not pose a risk to others (e.g. tuberculosis).
  2. It will not require expensive treatment that may be a burden to the public health care system or social services.

What do I need to do?

You need to contact us by phone. A visit to our office is often not necessary and the required arrangements can usually be made by phone.

How much will it cost?

This depends on what is being requested by immigration. You may have to pay for the additional tests or specialist consultations that are being requested. In some cases, you may be eligible for these services for free. The doctor will explain these options to you.

You will also have to pay for the panel doctor's time in arranging, reviewing and submitting the additional investigations to immigration. This will depend on the amount of actual work required and cannot be exactly predicted in advance. It is usually in the $80 - $300 range.

Dr. W. P. Ciszak Medical Services Inc.
777 Hornby Street, Suite 805
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1S4, Canada