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Dr. Martin McElya

Dr. Martin McElya is an IRCC registered panel physician in Dallas, Texas.

Clinic: Neighborhood Medical Center and Prime Diagnostic Imaging
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish


Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

About Dr. McElya

Dr. McElya earned his medical degree from The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas and completed his Family Practice Internship and Residency training at Dallas Southwest Medical Center. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and is a long-standing member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA), and the Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS).

Dr. McElya has also worked as a volunteer providing medical missions work in both Bussia, Kenya and the Dominican Republic. He has also provided emergency medical services to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. McEyla is a designated civil surgeon for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. He is a staff physician at Medical City Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and has supervised and taught medical students, interns, and residents at his practice.


What Are Immigration Physicals For?

The purpose behind immigration physicals is to ensure that you’re mentally and physically fit for residency. During this physical, Dr. McElya evaluates the candidate for the following:

  • The presence of communicable diseases
  • Vaccination history
  • The existence or non-existence of mental disorder(s)
  • The presence of possible substance abuse disorders

Any disease that requires you to be quarantined or that poses a public health risk to others would make you inadmissible to Canada.

How Much Does This Cost?

  • For Canada Immigration, the cost of an adult (15 years and up) physical is $395, plus the cost of vaccines, if needed.
  • The cost of an older child (11 - 14 years) physical is $155 and a younger child (5-10 years) physical is $60.
  • A newborn (0 years to 4 years) physical is $50, plus the cost of vaccines, if needed.
Canada Immigration Physical Costs

Is There a Physical Examination?

Yes, Dr. McElya does a full physical exam as outlined by the Canadian embassy. This exam includes evaluating your:

  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Extremities
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Abdomen
  • Lymph nodes
  • Skin

Dr. McElya also takes X-rays of any patient older than 11 years of age.

What Vaccines Do I Need?

Canada requires you to have proof of the following vaccines:

  • Diphtheria
  • The current year’s Influenza
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella

If you’re missing any of these vaccinations, Neighborhood Medical Center provides them at an additional cost. You may also visit your local health department.


Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Physical

Does insurance cover this?
No. Insurance companies do not cover immigration physicals due to non-medical necessity, therefore, it cannot be submitted to your insurance company.

  • For Canada Immigration, the cost of an adult (15 years and up) physical is $395, plus the cost of vaccines, if needed.
  • The cost of an older child (11 - 14 years) physical is $155 and a younger child (5-10 years) physical is $60.
  • A newborn (0 years to 4 years) physical is $50, plus the cost of vaccines, if needed.

Do I need to bring any documents or physician letters indicating any and all prescribed medications or diagnosed medical conditions?
Yes. You need to bring documentation for every diagnosed medical condition and all prescribed medications that you may have, including but not limited to pregnancy, diabetes, cancer, thyroid conditions, etc.
For pregnancy, we need a document from your OB stating that you are pregnant and permission/no permission to receive an X ray (if necessary) and vaccinations (if necessary).

Is there blood work?

Yes, your blood will be tested for syphilis, tuberculosis gold and gonorrhea, HIV, RPR, and Serum Creatinine.

Do I need to be fasting for my blood work?

No. Fasting is not required for lab work.

Do I need a passport?
Yes, you must bring a current, non-expired passport.

Is there a cancellation fee?
Yes. If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours of its scheduled time, you will be charged $50.

How long does an appointment last?
1-2 hours per person.

Can I be on my menstrual cycle during my appointment?
No. If your appointment falls on date you are menstruating, you may either reschedule the appointment or schedule the urinalysis to be completed on a day when you are not menstruating.

How fast can I get my results?

The typical turn around time is 5-10 business days.

How early should I arrive?

We suggest that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time in order to complete the immigration packet.

Do I need a translator?

If you are unable to read and write proficiently in English, you are required to bring a translator to your appointment to aid you in completing the immigration packet.

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Contact Information

5917 Belt Line Road, Dallas, Texas 75254, USA


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