IOM Nepal Medical Health Assessment Center (MHAC)

Migration health Assessments are among the most well-established migration management services offered by IOM. They consists of an evaluation of the physical and mental health status of migrants for the purpose of resettlement, international employment, enrolment in specific programmes, or for obtaining a temporary or permanent visa.

Reflecting national differences in immigration and public policies and practices, there is a diverse range of assessment requirements, but the most common denominator is the need to ensure that the migration process does not endanger the health of either the migrant or the host population. We believe that migrants benefit from an improved standard of well-being, which enable them to substantially contribute towards the social and economic development of their home and host communities.

Globally, IOM has provided health assessment services to over 3 million migrants in more than 80 countries between 2001 and 2015. In Nepal, IOM provided health assessments and TB screenings to 19,000 migrants in 2017 alone. IOM Nepal has over 10 years of extensive experiences and is adhered to high medical standard. IOM is the approved panel clinic for a number of countries including the following counties. 

Our Services

We provide health assessment for the following countries. For more information, please click on the country links.

AUS CAN MAL NZ UK US
Australia Canada Malaysia (Student) New Zealand United Kingdom United States

We also provide:

  • Direct Observed Treatment (DOT) Service for Tuberculosis Treatment of immigrants bound to Australia and the US
  • TB Diagnosis (including sputum tests smears and cultures) and TB management
  • DNA Sample collection for embassies of Australia, US, UK, Canada and other counties upon request 

 

General Advice to All Visitors

What to bring

  • Please bring your passport (original). Photocopies are accepted if your original      passport is with the embassy with an evidence produced
  • If you suffer or have suffered from any      chronic condition or undergone major medical or surgical treatment, please bring medical records or      hospital reports. Insufficient information may lead to delays and      additional testing.
  • Please bring previouschest X-ray      if available. 

Eating and Drinking

  • Please drink plenty of water to enable easier collection for urine sample.
  • You can have your regular medication and also eat breakfast/meal before coming to IOM.
  • To make your waiting time more comfortable, we provide wifi, newspapers, magazines and tea at IOM premises. We recommend you also to bring any other items you may require during the waiting time such as books, toys for your child, baby food, and diapers etc.
  • Due tolimited parking space, we encourage clients to come by public transportation or arrange someone who could drop and pick you.
  • Due to limited space, we recommend not to bring many family members or relatives along with you to IOM, who are not taking health assessment on that day.
  • Please note that clients are responsible to take care of their own belongings and IOM will not be held responsible for any loss of client’s property. We advise you not to carry valuables except only essential items.  
  • We request you to arrive at IOM at least 15 minutes before your appointment on the day of the examination. If you cannot come for some reason as per the appointment schedule, kindly let us know by calling the office as soon as you can, so that we can adjust your next appointment and give your scheduled time to someone else in the waiting list/
  • Please see country specific page for more information.
  • Fees are to be paid in the US Dollars or Nepali Rupees at the United Nations operational exchange rate for the month.
  • Please abstain from drinking alcohol on the day before the      examination.

Wearing clothes and lenses

  • For your medical examination, you will      be asked to remove your clothes (including jewellery) and wear a gown. We      advise you to come with comfortable      clothes that are easy to take off and put on.
  • If you use glasses or contact lenses, please wear them when you come for      medical examination to IOM

Your health conditions 

  • Please do      not conceal medical conditions. The      majority of medical conditions are admissible though some may require      additional tests.
  • Do not      conceal pregnancy. Pregnancy will not affect your      immigration prospects.
  • Women are advised to avoid health assessment during      menstruation time as it will affect the results of the urine test
  • Postpone or re-schedule your appointment      if you are or your child is ill      with high fever or rash. You may call IOM to inform about your situation      to seek another appointment.

Facility and Arrival 

  • To make your waiting time more comfortable, we provide wifi, newspapers, magazines and tea at IOM premises. We recommend you also to bring any other items you may require during the waiting time such as books, toys for your child, baby food, and diapers etc.
  • Due tolimited parking space, we encourage clients to come by public transportation or arrange someone who could drop and pick you.
  • Due to limited space, we recommend not to bring many family members or relatives along with you to IOM, who are not taking health assessment on that day.
  • Please note that clients are responsible to take care of their own belongings and IOM will not be held responsible for any loss of client’s property. We advise you not to carry valuables except only essential items.  
  • We request you to arrive at IOM at least 15 minutes before your appointment on the day of the examination. If you cannot come for some reason as per the appointment schedule, kindly let us know by calling the office as soon as you can, so that we can adjust your next appointment and give your scheduled time to someone else in the waiting list 

 

Cost of Medical Examination 

  • Please see country specific page for more information.
  • Fees are to be paid in the US Dollars or Nepali Rupees at the United Nations operational exchange rate for the month.
  • MHAC accepts cash only. There are a few ATM machines available near MHAC.  

 

Working Hours

8.00 – 17.00, Monday to Friday except for IOM Holidays.

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Servive Locations

All services are available at MHAC in Kathmandu and Damak except for the health assessment for US immigrant visa holders which is available only in Kathmandu.

 

Australia

Canada

Malaysia

New Zealand

UK

US

Kathmandu

Damak

 

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In order to complete needed examinations, we advise you to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.

Contacts and Appointments 

To book an appointment or have any questions, please call the following numbers or email us.

Kathmandu

Phone: +977 1 44 17 219, +977 1 44 29 599
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Damak

Phone: +977 23 585 211 or +977 23 585 213 (Extension: 221)
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Address and Locations

Kathmandu

Damak

768/44, Thirbam Sadak, Baluwater, Kathmandu
Devkota Chowk (New Vegetable Market), Damak, Jhapa
     

Feedback 

If you have any feedback, suggestions compliments and complaints, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop notes into the suggestion box placed at the reception.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 


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