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01 June 2014

Experience with IOM Manila Health Center Medical Exam for FSW Canada

It was time for my wife and kids to undergo a medical exam in the Philippines as requested by the Canadian Embassy for our FSW application.

My medical exam was already done in Singapore and the result was already forwarded to the Canadian Embassy in Manila.  It was directly sent by the Raffles Medical to the embassy.

What are the Things to Prepare for the FSW Medical Exam
My wife prepared all the documents and photos according to embassy's instructions.  These are the list of what she prepared.  Some of the list are not included in the instruction but was asked by the Hospital during the appointment.

1. Medical Report Form (IMM1017E) and the cover letter from the Canadian Embassy, Manila.
2. 5 pieces of passport size photos with white background for each dependents
3. My wife's eye glasses and her contact lenses
4. Passport of my wife and kids
5. List of medicines taken recently
6. Birth Certificates (not included in the form but required by IOM)
7. 2 Identification Cards (Philhealth and company ID)
8. Ballpen

What Hospital Did We Choose for the Medical Exam?
A week before that, my wife and I were discussing about where they should take the medical exam.

The embassy had provided us the list of the Panel Physicians in the Philippines.  Since they are in Manila, my wife have two choices of centers, those were IOM and St. Lukes. 

IOM Manila Health Center
15th Floor, Units A&B Trafalgar Plaza,
105 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, 1227,
E-mail address:
Smart mobile: +(63 2) 0919 993 4667
Fax number: +(63 2) 883-9377
Telephone: +(63 2) 883-9333/ +(63 2) 511-8770
/0917 593 4688 Globe mobile
Spoken Languages: English, Tagalog

Here is the Map of IOM Manila Health Center:

St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinc/ St. Luke's Medical Center
1. St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic, 1177 J. Bocobo St., Ermita, Manila 1000,
2. St. Luke's Medical Center, 10'th Floor, Room 1002, Medical Arts Bldg, Bonifacio Global City,
Rizal Drive, Taguig City 1634,
Fax number: +(63 2) 526-0208
Telephone: +(63 2) 521-0020/ 521-8647 (Manila)
+(63 2) 789-7702/ 789-7703 (Taguig)
Spoken Languages: English, Tagalog


My wife made a call to St. Lukes and it was all busy the whole time.  So she called the IOM and they were fast enough to book an appointment.  So, they were scheduled for the Medical Exam 5 days after the call.

The reason why we took the service of IOM is also because of their location.   They are located near the Canadian Embassy, Manila RCBC Plaza, which is just 5 minutes away from them. Their messenger will be fast enough to deliver our results, just my thoughts.

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Medical Exam Experience at IOM Manila Health Center
My wife and kids took a taxi from Paranaque to IOM Manila Health Center in Makati and paid P250. They arrived at 8:05am at the entrance, logged in at the guards log book and surrendered her company ID. 

After logging in, they went up to the 15th floor and was given a queuing number 14.  The number was labelled Canada because this Center also conducts medical exam for United Kingdom applicants.

My wife paid in cash since she was informed that they don't accept credit cards.  She paid a total of P9,000 for her and my 2 kids.

Wife - P5,000
Kids - P2,000/kid

At 9:00am (an hour after), IOM staff started to call the patients/applicant.  As their number was called, my wife showed all the requirements (please see above) with the Medical report form (IMM1017E).

Tip:  Do not forget to bring the IMM1017E Medical Report Form
Here is Why?
A man was complaining at the IOM staff because he wanted to have the medical exam but he don't have the Medical Report form.  He told the staff that he did not saw that letter in his email and was only instructed by his wife to proceed to IOM for the medical exam.

The staff explained to him that he can still undergo the medical exam but will manually trace back the results once the medical report is available. 

The staff warned him that this will be a tedious process since he will trace it against so many applications at their office and with the embassy.  This will take 3 months.

The best option is that he will just print the form IMM1017E and come back on his next appointment.

After the submission of documents, the IOM staff pasted the photos on the form.  My experience in Raffles Medical in Singapore, I have to paste the photos by myself.  The Raffles staff just gave me a glue.

The staff then took the photocopies of the NSO birth certificates, handed my wife with an IOM form to sign and took a photo of my wife and kids.  They were asked to wait for their number to be called.

The first call was at the X-ray station for my wife only and followed by a urine test for my wife and my 9 year old kid.  They were then instructed to wait for the nurse. 

The Nurse
They went in to the room with the nurse and were interviewed about their medical history.

A blood extraction was done for my wife only.  They took her blood pressure, weight, height and checked her vision.  She was asked by the nurse to wear her eyeglasses for the eye vision check.

The nurse took the blood pressure and eye vision for my 9-year old kid. For my 2-year old, she took the height, weight and the measurement of the head.

The Doctor
It's their turn for the physical exam and they were asked to enter the doctor's room.  For my wife and my 9-year old, the doctor checked their ears, tongue, eyes, throat, stomach, and checked their chest using the stethoscope.

She was then asked to remove all her clothing except the underwear and the doctor checked if there were any lumps at her breast.

Medical Exam Done and What's Next?
The whole medical process was finished until 1:00pm. My wife was given a piece of paper with a telephone number to call if she wants to follow up the result. 

She was also informed that the results will be forwarded directly to the embassy within 21 days if there were no problems with the exam.

The next part is the request for the passport or maybe an update for some of our documents. Hopefully it would be only for the passport request and the waiting starts again...

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kevin said...

IMM1017E Medical Report Form sir san po makukuha yang form dalawang papel lang kasi yung na send skin yung medical examination intraction saka po yung medical report client biodata and summary.. salamat po sa info

Ben Alagnam said...

Hi Kevin, it's attached in the email from CIC together with other forms.

Unknown said...

What if wla tlgang nka attached n IMM1017E medical form, but instead an email containing a reminder to see a Panel Physician and do A Medical Exam Asap... But I make an Appointment to IOM for our medical exam..

Anonymous said...

sir pwede po ba magpunta na agad dun kahit walang appointment?

Chris said...

1. Does the birth certificate have to be the original copy or can I provide them just a photocopy.
2. There's another physical address that I found which is different from the one that you stated here. Did they move recently? Here's what I found: 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila

Sharda Hinkel said...

very good information.

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Unknown said...

Hello. Just want to ask if need ba naghintay ng email bg CIC para nakapag medical or kailangan kasama na yung result ng medical mo pag ipapasa na sa kanila lahat ng forms. Petition under family class po kasi. And hindi ko po magets kung magpapamedical na po or ipapasa ko na muna lahat ng forms and wait for their request. Thanks.

Ben Alagnam said...

Wait for CIC request for medical. They will send you an email for that purpose.

margiegirl29 said...

Hi Ben, thank you for posting your experience. I would just to ask if the IMM1017E medical form is just for the principal applicant or do all of your family members also has to have an IMM1017E form? CIC just gave us 1 IMM1017E form, for my husband who is the principal applicant for PR, together with the Medical Examination Instructions. Also, was your wife given like a fee schedule so I will know how much to prepare for the medical exam as we are 6 in the family. Thanks in advance and looking forward to your response.

Ben Alagnam said...

Hi Margie, all family members have forms. The fee for medical will be provided by the hospital itself. Check the EXPENSES section of my blog and you will see the costs of medical.

margiegirl29 said...

Thanks so much, Ben! When all will be good, will be looking into how to settle in there and find a job and a home for us. Thank you again and God bless!

Grace Under Pressure said...

That is the Administrative center of IOM, and not the clinic. The clinic is the one in Trafalgar.

Unknown said...

Hello po..kylngan kopo mgpameducal examnination..f s imo medical health manila po my appointmnt poba? Need po ba s bnk bydn or cash ..isa lng po ang id ko voters po kc nasa embassy n ang passport ko..slmat po sir

Ben Alagnam said...

Passport is one of the requirements for Medical. Please call IOM using the contact details above.

Unknown said...

hello po iom. my medical exam conducted last march 24 except for the urine coz i have my period at that time. i was ask to return after 5 days of my last period, that was march 30. when will i start counting for my follow ups?

Unknown said...

hello po iom. my medical exam conducted last march 24 except for the urine coz i have my period at that time. i was ask to return after 5 days of my last period, that was march 30. when will i start counting for my follow ups?

Unknown said...

hello po iom. my medical exam conducted last march 24 except for the urine coz i have my period at that time. i was ask to return after 5 days of my last period, that was march 30. when will i start counting for my follow ups?

Unknown said...

Hi po. Pwde po bang mg walk-in for medical? Thank u. Pls.reply

Ben Alagnam said...

You need to set an appointment with them.

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Unknown said...
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Ben Alagnam said...

Hi Rosel, why did you delete your questions?

Unknown said...

Ask ko png ano yung "acknowledgement receipt" na nakalagay pag nagconfirmed sla ng appointment? Thanks.

Unknown said...

I submitted my original passport together with my pplication in vsf Canada. Will they accept other valid id’s?

Unknown said...

I submitted my original passport together with my application at vsf Canada. I had my medical request a week after.
1. Does a medical request a good sign for my Open Work Permit application?
2. Can I present other valid Id’s at IOM imsince i don’t have my passport with me?


Ben Alagnam said...

Hi, acknowldegement receipt is to let you know that they had received the document you sent to them (ex. supporting documents, your application documents).

Ben Alagnam said...

You need a "proper identification (you will need at least one document your photograph and signature, such as a passport, driver’s licence or national identity card)"...excerpt taken from CIC website.

Ben Alagnam said...

1. Yes, If you have no problem regarding your health, it's a good sign. You're almost there for the visa.
2. Proper identification (you will need at least one document your photograph and signature, such as a passport, driver’s licence or national identity card)", excerpt taken from CIC website.

Unknown said...

what happen now to your application?

Unknown said...


We have been trying to contact IOM to make medical appointment but they are not picking up. Any way to get in touch with them? Only have 30days to complete this medical and no one was even picking up stupid phone just keeps on ringing.

Vivay said...

Mag email Po kyo sa kanila Eto Po email add nila Yan Po

Unknown said...

Hello! What is next step after medical?

ryancarl25 said...

Good day po. I just wanna ask yung pictures po ba is passport size natin dito sa Pinas? Or yung size na katulad nung pinasa nung nag apply?

Unknown said...

Meron po bang hepa-b test?

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