Australian visa medical service

Spire Cardiff Hospital is approved by the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship to provide visa examinations for people planning to visit or live in Australia.

All of the required components of the examination, including panel doctor consultation, blood tests and chest x-ray, can be carried out at the same appointment in our x-ray department.

Spire Cardiff Hospital is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, a short drive away from the M4 motorway junction 29. The following buses run frequently from Cardiff central station, stopping at Croescadarn Road: numbers 57 and 58.  Our private car park also offers ample free on-site parking.

All examinations are now processed electronically via the Department of Immigration’s medical processing system - eMedical.

The benefit of utilising the eMedical system is that processing is much faster and your results are processed by the Department of Immigration generally within 48 hours, after receiving your examination results.

To start this process please go to www.immi.gov.au/allforms/health-requirements/arranging-health-exam.htm and click on My Health Declarations

This will prompt you to record your medical history, consent to using eMedical and download a referral letter which will contain a health identifier (HAP ID) for each applicant.  Please ensure that you print off a referral letter for each attendee.

How do I make an appointment for an Australian visa health examination?

Call our Visa Medical Administrator – Janis on 029 2054 2521or email cardiff.australia.visa@spirehealthcare.com

 

When calling please have the following details ready:

  • Your HAP ID reference number
  • Name, address, date of birth and contact telephone number for each of the attendees.
  • GP Details for each of the attendees.

At Spire Cardiff, we try to provide appointments to suit your needs. If you're in a hurry, we often have appointments available at short notice or if there's no urgency, you can schedule your appointment well in advance.  

What to bring to the examination:

  • A valid passport for identification- without this we are unable to proceed with the medical
  • Any documentation relating to a known medical condition you may have  (this will avoid delays)
  • Any prescription glasses or contact lenses that you may wear
  • Previous chest X-rays (if applicable)

Important notes regarding your appointment - please read

We advise that you thoroughly check the medical requirements of your visa application before your appointment, as we are unable to act in an advisory capacity.

A urine sample will be required for all applicants over 5 years old, so you should drink plenty of water in advance of your appointment.

As part of the health examination a blood test will be carried out for all applicants between the ages of 15 and 75.

Please note the Panel Doctor does not make the final decision on whether or not you meet the criteria for your visa application.  This decision is made by the Immigration department following an assessment of all information provided.

Please log onto https://www.emedical.immi.gov.au/eMedUI/eMedicalClient  to check the status of your examination. Once the Hospital has submitted your examination results, you will need to contact your DIAC case officer if you have further queries.


Visa medicals for Australian citizens from Spire Healthcare

Spire Healthcare is approved by the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship to provide visa medical and radiological (X-ray) examinations for people planning to visit or live in Australia.

This visa health assessment service is currently offered by our approved panel doctors at Spire Cardiff Hospital, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital in Edinburgh, Spire Hartswood Hospital in Essex, Spire Manchester Hospital and Spire Little Aston Hospital in Birmingham.

Visa medicals, X-rays and blood tests can all be arranged and performed at the same appointment.

All our centres are eHealth clinics which means we can process your health examination online.  This simple format means that your Australian Visa Medical examination results are processed electronically, providing a quicker Visa turn-around than traditionally-handled paper copies.  Please note, you must have lodged a visa application before you book and complete your health examination. The only exception to this rule is if you intend to apply for a subclass 457, subclass 856 or subclass 857 visa in which case you may be eligible to complete your medical in advance of formally lodging your visa application.

For more information from the Australian government on health examinations for visa applicants, click here.

How do I make an appointment for an Australian visa health examination?

Appointments with our panel doctors for medicals and X-rays can be made by telephoning your nearest Spire Healthcare Hospital (Edinburgh Shawfair Park, Cardiff, Hartswood Essex, Manchester or Little Aston Birmingham).

When calling, please have the following details ready:

  1. Name date of birth and contact details for each of the attendees.
  2. Your client identifier, known as a HAP ID or Health Request ID - this will have been provided by your visa processing officer after you have lodged your visa application.  If you lodged an eVisa application, we need your TRN reference number. These identifiers allow us to access your case in eHealth.
  3.  GP Details for each of the attendees.

Before you come to your Medical

If you are using eVisa, ensure that you print off the health referral letter or the 160EH and 26EH forms (made available during the electronic visa application) and bring them with you to the appointment. In addition, you can complete your health forms online, saving time on the day of the appointment. You can do this by going to www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/check-progress.htm , selecting your visa type then entering your details (TRN and date of Birth) followed by the "next button".  This will then show your application status. Complete the health forms and select the clinic that you plan to attend. At the end, print off the Health Examination List or Referral Letter.

If you are lodging your visa application via the Australian High Commision in London, please refer to http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/health.html before you attend.

What to bring to the examination:

  1. A valid passport - without this we are unable to proceed with the medical
  2. A ‘Health Examination Referral Letter’ or Form 26EH and/or Form 160EH available when completing your online application (see above)
    OR a ‘Health Examination List’ provided by your case officer together with paper health examination forms unless you will be completing your health examination electronically
    OR any other documentation/health client identifier provided by your case officer together with your paper health examination forms unless you will be completing your health examination electronically.
  3. Any prescription glasses or contact lenses that you may wear
  4. Where you have a known medical condition, any existing specialist reports
  5. Previous chest X-rays (if applicable)

Important notes regarding your appointment - please read

  • We advise that you thoroughly check the medical requirements of your visa application. We are unable to act in an advisory capacity.
  • As part of the health examination a blood test may be carried out.
  • A urine sample may also be required, so you should drink plenty of water in advance of your appointment.
  • Women should avoid booking an appointment during menstruation as this may taint the sample. If you do attend during this time, it is likely that blood will be present in your urine test and that you will have to come back at a future date to have your urine re-checked.
  • Additional blood or urine tests may be required, depending on your intended activities in Australian or if abnormal findings are detected during the examination. These tests will incur an extra fee.
  • A cancellation fee of £75 will apply if an appointment is cancelled within 3 working days. If you cancel your appointment on the day or you fail to attend, you will incur the full cost of the medical.

Prices for Australian visa health examinations at Spire Cardiff

 Australian Adult Medical (15+)  £312
 Australian Child medical (11-14)  £199
 Australian Medical ( Under 11)  £99
 Australian Medical (75+)  £154
 Hepatitis B and hepatitis C tests  £43.00 each
 X-ray examination only  £115

When 2+ children (aged 14 or under) attend with parents, the children will receive an additional 5% discount.

Any additional tests that may be required as a result of your examination or on the request of the Australian authorities will incur an extra fee.

A cancellation fee of £75 will apply if an appointment is cancelled within 3 working days. If you cancel your appointment on the day or you fail to attend, you will incur the full cost of the medical.

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or to make an appointment, call our local Visa Medical Administrator on 029 2054 2521
or email cardiff.australia.visa@spirehealthcare.com 

eHealth

As a designated eHealth Centre, we can process your health examination online. This simple format means that your Australian Visa Medical examination results are processed directly with Sydney online, providing a quicker Visa turn-around than traditionally-handled paper copies.

To be eligible for eHealth you must be based outside Australia and have done one of the following:

• lodged an e-Visa application
• lodged a paper-based visa application that is being processed in Australia and has been provided with a Health Examinations List by your case officer

For more information on eHealth eligibility and instructions on how to use eHealth, visit the Australian Immigration website: www.immi.gov.au/e_visa

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