Need a visa medical form signed ASAP!
July 16, 2014 10:28 AM Subscribe
I need a medical certificate signed by a doctor ASAP so I can apply for a Belgian visa. Where can I do this on short notice in Los Angeles? Complicating details inside.
posted by bonifate to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
First, I realize that I should have done this much earlier.
I'm located in Los Angeles. I have no primary physician, and my university health center is 2,000 miles away. The consulate's recommended doctor is 6 hours away in San Francisco. The urgent care facility near me says it's $125 + any lab fees, which is steep (although I am willing to pay that if necessary). There are no doctors in my family. I have Blue Shield of CA insurance.
I have a form from my study abroad program signed by a doctor saying that I'm in excellent health with no physical or mental problems that would prevent me from traveling, if that's helpful. It also lists my immunization record.
However, I need to have this form
filled out this week or early next. It's pretty simple (basically saying that I don't have anything infectious) but I'm not sure how many of the diseases listed besides TB I'd need to get lab tested for.
What's my best bet? Urgent care? Calling every doctor in the city for an appointment? Are there options I'm missing? Any anecdotal replies on how long/expensive this appointment is would be also helpful.