Update Feb 1 2022
Current demand is extreme due to new Residency 2021 Visa becoming available, and all clinics are booked until March. The Government has announced that from March 1 you can apply for a Visa without doing a medical first, and will then instruct you if a medical is required.
Please DO NOT turn up, phone, or email, as we have several hundred people on our waitlist. We are making a big effort to clear the backlog including weekend clinics.
Resident Visa 2021 applicants have until 31 July 2022 to prepare and submit these applications (link to Immigration NZ), so if they are unable to obtain a medical by 1 March they will still have plenty of time to obtain one before the window to submit applications closes.
We anticipate clearing the wait list in several weeks, keep checking this page and we will update as things settle down.
Those already booked and have paid deposits will definitely get an appointment with us. If Omicron becomes widespread things may be delayed further.
We require all those coming into the clinic to be double vaccinated against Covid
Children under 12 are exempt.
If you are not vaccinated you will have to try a different clinic sorry
Cromwell Family Practice is an approved Panel Physician Clinic that can perform Immigration NZ e-medicals. Just fill out the booking form and we will be in touch with booking details, you do not need to come in to the clinic first.
The exam is quite comprehensive, and includes a full physical examination with a male doctor, plus blood test. Wear comfortable loose clothing. Please allow at least one hour for this whole process. You can have a friend or support person with you if required. Limited medicals include a brief physical exam and blood test.
You do NOT need to be fasted/starved, please eat normally and drink plenty before arrival. Do NOT download the paper Immigration Medical Form, it is not required, nor are printed passport photos.
Children need to be accompanied by a parent or main guardian.
You will need to arrange an interpreter (NOT a family member) if you cannot understand English.
You need to bring your original passport. If you don’t have it please contact immigration, copies are not acceptable. If you can, please email us a scan or photo of your passport when booking, and forward any emails from Immigration also. This can have a major impact on the cost of your medical so please send us your immigration letter(s).
We DO NOT KNOW what sort of Visa you are applying for, nor do we automatically know what medical exams you require, it is up to you to tell us! From February Immigration will notify you of what type of medical exam is required.
Cost is $416 for the Physician exam and blood tests. Limited medicals are $220. Chest Xrays cost are an extra $165 at Pacific Radiology Clinics at Cromwell, Wanaka, or Queenstown, payment is made directly to them. A booking is currently required in Cromwell, we usually arrange this straight after your medical tests. The Lab and Xray services are private providers and their costs are beyond our control.
A cancellation fee of $75 will apply if you fail to attend without notifying us. We dont mind cancellations, but we set aside a lot of time for medicals that could be filled by someone else in need, so call if you dont require a medical or have booked elsewhere.
You can pay by cash, EFTPOS or Visa. (Note: $15 credit card charge will apply). Some exams cost less. Eg: limited Medicals for children, or if blood tests and Xrays are not required, or follow up annual reports and bloods.