Migration Health Assessments

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The Migration Health Assessment Programme in Ho Chi Minh City has been running successfully for 31 years. From 1987 to date, IOM Viet Nam has been working with travel and immigration health requirements for refugees and migrants. Since 1997, it has expanded its activities to focus on migration health concerns of mobile populations including trafficked persons, internal migrants and other vulnerable mobile groups.

The Migration Health Assessment Programme in Hanoi opened in June 2013.

 

Mandate
IOM Viet Nam's mandate is to ensure that people moving under the auspices of the IOM are fit to travel, that they are not a hazard to the people traveling with them, and that they receive appropriate medical attention during all phases of migration.

 

Migration Health and Travel Health Assessments
Migration health is a core activity of IOM Viet Nam. This is conducted within the Organization's health guidelines and in accordance with the specific national legislation of the resettlement countries, as well as respective health authorities which include:

  • Health assessments of prospective migrants
  • Pre-departure treatment (such as Tuberculosis and certain infectious diseases)
  • HIV counselling and health education
  • Immunization
  • Pre-embarkation medical checks and emergency movements-associated health assessments
  • Medical escorts during air transportation of migrants in need of care
  • Quality assurance for local panel physicians and affiliated laboratories

At the request of the Governments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Malaysia and UK, IOM as a designated panel service provider conducts health assessments for migrants refugees and students following their respective national health guidelines

 

HIV/AIDS and Population Mobility
The importance of population and mobility within the AIDS epidemic is increasingly recognized. Migrants include some of the world's most vulnerable populations at risk of HIV infection. The link between migration and HIV/AIDS is related to the conditions and structure of the migration process, poverty, exploitation, separation from families and partners, and separation from socio-cultural norms that guide behaviors in stable communities.

IOM is currently working with UNAIDS and other partners in addressing the following issues:

  • Enhancing HIV counselling for persons undergoing immigration-related health assessments
  • Exploring HIV/AIDS-related projects in Vietnam that may address individual risk, vulnerability and training of professionals who deal with HIV/AIDS issues among mobile populations

 

Tuberculosis Management and Migrant Populations
IOM has established a TB diagnostics and effective directly observed treatment (DOTS) and monitoring program within the framework of the migrant health assessments service in Vietnam since early 1990's. In addition, IOM intends to work with the government and local partners, the Ministry of Health, and local partners to improve services for hard-to-reach populations, such as internal migrants, drug users, sex workers, people living with HIV, trafficked persons and the homeless.

IOM will use its experience from Vietnam and its regional projects to build capacity and strengthen referrals and linkages between private and public providers.

 

Health and Counter-Trafficking Services
Trafficked persons have a right to health. All actions to combat trafficking in human beings and to provide protection and assistance to trafficked individuals must be in the best interest of these persons as the primary consideration.

In response to the Vietnamese Government's efforts to address the complex implications of trafficking in persons, IOM Vietnam support - in this context - consists of facilitating and providing health assessments inclusive of diagnostic tests, treatment of medical conditions such as sexually transmitted infections, psychological first aid and referrals to more specialized care, HIV pre-and post-test counselling and counselling on reproductive health matters. This is done in collaboration with government and non-governmental partners, at the IOM supported shelter accommodating trafficked persons.

 


 AUSTRALIAN PROGRAMME
Registration requirements:
  • Request to undergo medical examinations with HAP ID.
  • Original passport
  • Cost covers the initial health assessment process only. It does not include additional tests, specialist consultations and treatment, if required.
  • Medical fees
    • Adult (>=11 yrs old): USD 105 (Forms 501+502+707) or USD 82 (Forms 501+719)
    • Visitor/Student: USD 93 (Forms 501+502)
    • Child (<11 yrs old): USD 77 (Form 501)
    • X-Ray only: USD 16 (Form 502)
  • Children <15 y.o. must be companied by parents.
  • If you have a previous or existing medical condition, bring any medical reports, test results or prescriptions that you may have with you to your appointment.

 


 CANADIAN PROGRAMME
Registration Requirements:

A. For those holding IMM 1017 E forms

  • Medical forms (IMM 1017) issued by the Canadian Government Original passport or ID.
  • Medical examination fees in Ha Noi: 
    • Adult (>=11 yrs old): USD 147
    • Child (< 11 yrs old).: USD 115
  • Medical examination fees in HCMC:
    • Adult (>=11 yrs old): USD 126
    • Child (<11 yrs old): USD 105
       

B. UP-FRONT medical examinations forms 

  • ​Passport (photocopy) or ID.
  • Medical examination fees in Ha Noi: 
    • Adult (>=11 yrs old): USD 147
    • Child (< 11 yrs old).: USD 115
  • Medical examination fees in HCMC:
    • Adult (>=11 yrs old): USD 126
    • Child (<11 yrs old): USD 105
  •  Children <16y.o. must be companied by parents.
  • If you have a previous or existing medical condition, bring any medical reports, test results or prescriptions that you may have with you to your appointment.

 


 EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)
Registration Requirements:
  • Original passport
  • EMGS application status information
  • Medical history: blood type information & latest medical prescription if available
  • Medical fees: USD 220

 


 NEW ZEALAND PROGRAMME
Registration Requirements:
  • Medical forms issued by the New Zealand authorities, if available
  • Original passport or ID Medical fees:
    • Adult (>=15 yrs old): USD 190
    • Child (<15 yrs old): USD 150
    • X-Ray only: USD 80
  • Children <15 y.o. must be companied by parents.
  • If you have a previous or existing medical condition, bring any medical reports, test results or prescriptions that you may have with you to your appointment.

 


 UNITED KINGDOM PROGRAMME (UK)
Registration Requirements:
  • ​Original passport
  • Medical fees:
    • Adult (>=11 yrs old): USD 105
    • Child (<11 yrs old): USD 40

 


U.S. Humanitarian Resettlement Program
Registration Requirements:

  • Letter of invitation for medical examination issued by US Consulate
  • Passport or ID (for adult) 

 

U.S. Immigrants Medical Assessments
Registration Requirements:

  • Appointment letter (copy version)
  • Original passport or ID
  • Immunization sheet from International Health Quarantine Center in HCMC if available
  • Fees (effective from 01 November 2018): 
    • Adult (>=15 yrs old): USD 240
    • Child (2 – under 15 yrs old): USD 210
    • Child (<2 yrs old): USD 145
  • Resident address information in USA
  • Children <15 y.o. must be companied by parents.
  • If you have a previous or existing medical condition, bring any medical reports, test results or prescriptions that you may have with you to your appointment.

 


To arrange your medical examination, please contact the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Viet Nam at the following sites:

Hanoi
Level 23rd, Building 72 Keangnam Hanoi Tower,
Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward,
Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi.
Tel: (+84.24) 3736 6258
Hotline: (+84-9) 66 319 066
Medical examination booking can be done by walk-in and phone (+84.24) 3736 6258 ext. 131/129 during working hours or via email HANOI@iom.int

Ho Chi Minh City:
1B Pham Ngoc Thach Street,
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84.28) 3822 2057
Fax: (+84.28) 3822 1780
Medical examination booking can be done by walk-in and phone (+84.28) 3822 2057 ext. 100/105/213/103 during working hours or via email HCMC@iom.int

In case of concerns related to your migration health assessment, in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City please email: HCMC@iom.int with subject: For attention of dr Lore Ikovac-Szlapak, Chief Medical Officer for IOM Viet Nam

IOM working hours:
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Medical examinations can be scheduled during these working hours.

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IOM Vietnam is open from Monday to Friday:

Health Assessment Programme in Hanoi:

  • Morning:     08:00 - 12:00 hours.
  • Afternoon:  13:00 - 17:00 hours.

Health Assessment Programme & Office in Hochiminh

  • Morning:     07:30 - 12:00 hours.
  • Afternoon:  13:00 - 17:00 hours.
  • Except afternoon Fridays (IOM Office in Green One - UN House and Sub-office in HCMC): 13:00 - 14:30 hours.

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