can anyone give some details about their medicals yung sa cebu or davao nagpamedical? gaano katagal ba yan? kelangan ba magset ng appointment? and kelangan pa maghubad pra physical? di rin kami ni misis makatagal sa travel kc we can't leave our station that long.
To slax032000 and all those who have yet to undergo the medicals:
We had our medicals at Nationwide Cebu last Aug 16th and I wanted to share our experience with you and especially to those who intend to have it done in Cebu.
About a week prior to our desired schedule, I called up Nationwide and inquired about their procedure/requirements. I was told to bring along the following:
1- the letter from the embassy re: medical request
2- medical report form - Section A (the "green" form)
3- 5 pcs passport-sized pictures (taken either in white or blue background and the image must neither be too near nor too far)
4- payment of P4,100 each for 15 yr old and, and P2,100 for those below 15 yrs, inclusive of the P100 courier fee each. (Actually in about 2 weeks time from our ME sked, my son will be turning 15 but he was still counted as under 15y.o. In short, they don't round off the ages)
5- original passports (myself and family members)
6- photocopies of our passports
In addition, we were instructed to drink lots of water; to avoid soda, coffee and sweets 2-3 days prior to the medicals sked. And lastly, that we have to be at Nationwide at around 8am. By the way, they are located at Rom 302, Jose Borromeo Bldg., at the back of Cebu Doctor's Hospital in Fuente Osmena, in front of the hospital's emergency room.
So we went there at around 7:45 am of Aug 16th, wrote our names on the piece of paper posted outside the door. This would be the basis of their priority list that would be called out accordingly.
At about past 8am, the secretary started calling us, and we were given forms (about 6 or 7 pages per set) to fill-up for each one of us and she also instructed us on how to fill it out. Since my son is below 18, i have to sign for him in all the forms. Then about 30 minutes after turning in the filled-up forms, the secretary called us out again in batches of 5, this time for the weight and height measurements, and the eye exam. Then we waited for our turn to be called for the physical exam.
Upon entering the cubicle of the doctor, she asked for my passport, the original. Then she confirmed identification by asking my date of birth. Then she asked me some questions...have i been hospitalized, and for what reasons, if i have hypertension, diabetes, renal problems, etc, and of course, I answered no. Then she took my BP, after which she asked me to change to a hospital gown without my blouse and bra. I asked her if i will remove my pants, but she told me it's no longer necessary. She auscultated my back and chest while doing deep breathing. She told me to lie down, palpated my abdomen while asking me if there's pain, then she palpated my breast and also asked me if i feel any pain there. After that she asked me to sit down and percussed my lower back and asked if there's also pain. After that, she asked me if i have hemorrhoids, and of course, i said no.
Then my husband was called next, and the same was done to him. There was no rectal exam, as we have expected. In fact, the doctor failed to notice the scar of my husband's operation. He had varicocelectomy 4 years ago. Had he not declared it in the forms that he filled out, and if he did not inform the doctor about it during the PE, it would easily go unnoticed.:-) Then it was our son's turn, but I was asked to be with him during the PE since he was below 18. He was also asked of his birthday after he hand in his passport. However, he had no BP taking. Instead, he was asked to read a short article, and was asked about what he read after. This might be to determine his developmental stage. Then he was also made to lie down for auscultation, palpation and percussion, but he was no longer asked to change to a hospital gown.
So that was how our PE went. Since it was almost lunch time, we were given instructions to proceed after lunch to Biopath Lab near CAP bldg at Jones, for all the laboratories.
At Biopath, we had our urinalysis, blood extraction (i believe it was for HIV & syphillis) and finally the chest x-ray. We were made to wait after the x-rays were taken, perhaps to ensure that they got a good shot before allowing us to go.
Nationwide Clinic also told us to wait for their go signal before leaving Cebu, as there might have some tests that need to be repeated. Like in my case, I had to have a repeat of my urinalysis.
So that was how our medicals went. I hope this sheds some light on the questions you might have in your mind, just like what i had in mine, too.
Goodluck on your medicals!