US Embassy Manila: Increase in Medical Examination Fees Effective October 1, 2017
Effective October 1, 2017, St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC), the Embassy’s accredited panel physician, will begin charging a new medical examination fee:
17,025.00 PHP for adult immigrant visa applicants ages 15 and above and 9,583.00 PHP for children ages 14 and below.
This medical fee increase is based on U.S. Public Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (USPHS/CDC) guidelines and technical instructions to replace Tuberculin Skin Tests (TST) with Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA), a new and more reliable type of blood exam used to detect tuberculosis infection (TB).
Source: US Embassy Manila