Health Assesment

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 previous chest 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 Wi-Fi, 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 to limited 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 jewelry) 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 Wi-Fi, 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 to limited 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.

IOM NEPAL

OFFICIAL HOLIDAY LIST FOR 2019

SN

Event/Festival

Date

Day

1

New Year's Day

01 January

Tuesday

2

Holi

20 March

Wednesday

3

Eid-Al-Fitr*

05 June

Wednesday

4

Eid-AL-Adha*

12 August

Monday

5

Dashain (Nawami)

07 October

Monday

6

Dashain (Dashami)

08 October

Tuesday

7

Dashain (Ekadashi)/Yom Kippur

09 October

Wednesday

8

Tihar (Gobardhan Puja)

28 October

Monday

9

Tihar (Bhai Tika)

29 October

Tuesday

10

Christmas

25 December

Wednesday

*Actual Dates will be determined based on the moon sight and Government's decision. This is subject to revision upon availability of Governments Holiday List for 2076.

 

Service 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.

Service Location/Country

Australia

Canada

Malaysia

New Zealand

UK

USA

Kathmandu

Damak

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Damak

Phone: 

+977 1 59 70 001

 

Phone: 

+977 23 585 211 or +977 23 585 213 (Extension: 221)

E-mail: 

 

mhacinfo@iom.int 

(We normally respond in less than 1 working day)

 

E-mail: 

 

rhacnepal@iom.int

 

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 mhacfeedback@iom.int or drop notes into the suggestion box placed at the reception.