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Medical Soon

merc2013merc2013 PerthPosts: 66Member
edited March 2013 in Other Migration Topic
I will have my medical soon. Any suggestion or preparation before the exam? A bit concern on my bp, a bit high...
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
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    I will have my medical soon. Any suggestion or preparation before the exam? A bit concern on my bp, a bit high...
    have a good night rest and do what you can to control you bp in the prior days...

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  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
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    I will have my medical soon. Any suggestion or preparation before the exam? A bit concern on my bp, a bit high...
    We took our medical during the holiday season.. to make sure that my BP is normal.. i avoided alcohol and eating pork...i also drunk a lot of water with lemon.. it's really a sacrifice but it's worth it..
    :D

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
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    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
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  • LakiMaselLakiMasel Perth
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    HB din ako nung nagpamedical ako. OK naman. Wag ka po magalala masyado. :)
  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    Thanks very much psychoboy and multitasking. LakiMasel your comment is just what I needed, salamat.
  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    ako din, mataas ang BP ko nung medical ko. hehehe

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  • chuellachuella Iligan City
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    @hotshot: Hindi po ba na referred ang Medical nyo kahit mataas BP nyo? Ako kasi nung nagpamedical ko 130/90 ang BP ko. Sabi ng panel doc baka kinabahan lang daw. Hindi naman sya kumuha ng another BP ko. Hindi kasi talaga ko hypertensive, nung time lang na nagpamedical kami ng family ko. So far, waiting pa ako ng CO, sana hindi ma-referred yung medicals namin. Thanks po!

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  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    @chuella : hindi naman. nasa borderline high daw ang bp ko pero nasa normal pa din daw. kumbaga sagad na... baka kinabahan lang din ako. hehehe

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    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
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  • chuellachuella Iligan City
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    @hotshot, thanks for replying.

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  • GoToWaOZGoToWaOZ Sydney
    Posts: 255Member
    Good evening po sa inyo, magla lodge na din po kami ng visa 190 soon. May concern po kami sa medicals...

    1st case, yung spouse ko po ay nagme maintenance na para sa HB pressure, although high normal lang naman ang bp nya na tumataas lang kapag na-insomnia sya. Ide declare po ba namin na may hypertension sya? Di po kaya reason yun for being clasified na "does not satisfy the health requirement"

    2nd case, yung bunso kong anak went thru primary complex medication 5 years ago nung nasa Pinas pa kami at dito na nagtapos ng inom ng gamot. Although doubtful naman ang doctor nya dito sa SG that he ever had it kasi halos lahat daw ng mga bata from Indonesia/Phils seem to always be diagnosed with Primary complex.

    Kailangan po ba namin i declare ang mga ito?

    March 2012-IELTS results! | 31 January 2013-Skills assessment "Successful" , EOI submitted in Skillselect |14 March 2013- SS WA approved! |30 April 2013-Lodged Visa190 | 3 May 2013-Uploaded documents | 22 May 2013-CO allocated |2 July 2013 -Medicals done |12 July- Uploaded SG PCC | 28 Aug 2013 - VISA GRANT!

  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    edited March 2013

    2nd case, yung bunso kong anak went thru primary complex medication 5 years ago nung nasa Pinas pa kami at dito na nagtapos ng inom ng gamot. Although doubtful naman ang doctor nya dito sa SG that he ever had it kasi halos lahat daw ng mga bata from Indonesia/Phils seem to always be diagnosed with Primary complex.

    Kailangan po ba namin i declare ang mga ito?
    My daughter also had primary complex 10 yrs ago and we declared it during the medical interview.. we believe that because of this na referred yung medical nya that causes the delay of approval....i think this is better than not declaring it.. if we did not declare.. then may nakita sa XRAY nya.. it might cause a bigger problem...

    You can also go to this topic (http://www.pinoyau.info/discussion/807/primary-complex-10-yrs-ago-will-this-impact-my-application#Item_4) natanong ko na rin kasi dati yan dito...

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    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
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    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • GoToWaOZGoToWaOZ Sydney
    Posts: 255Member
    Thank you @multitasking. We will just declare it since he went thru treatment naman. We will try to get a certificate/report din from his allergy doctor sa KKH since he was initally diagnosed with astham from young pero na-rule-out ng allergy doctor niya that he only has nose allergy, not asthma. Ka stress ang mga medical conditions ngayon...

    March 2012-IELTS results! | 31 January 2013-Skills assessment "Successful" , EOI submitted in Skillselect |14 March 2013- SS WA approved! |30 April 2013-Lodged Visa190 | 3 May 2013-Uploaded documents | 22 May 2013-CO allocated |2 July 2013 -Medicals done |12 July- Uploaded SG PCC | 28 Aug 2013 - VISA GRANT!

  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    I will have my medical 2 weeks from now.

    These are the lists I have to undergo: AUD - Audio Standard · Blood Analysis: Fasting Cholesterol & HDL · Blood Analysis: Fasting Glucose · CRS - Cardiac Risk Score · DAS - Laboratory Urine Drug & Alcohol Screen: A/NZ-S 4308: 2008 · ECG (Resting) · MUSC - Musculoskeletal Assessment · SPIRO - Spirometry · VO2 MAX - Fitness Testing.

    Sa mga nakapagpamedical na, have you done same exam above and how long did it take to finish? On my case ako Lang ang magmemedical not my wife and 2 kids.

    My other preparation is doing some exercise. Kasi yung vo2 max involve some physical exercise.

    Salamat.
  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    @merc2013 .. for what visa ito? kasi when we did our medical.. di nga kami nag fasting...parang ang dami naman ng check..

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    @merc2013 .. for what visa ito? kasi when we did our medical.. di nga kami nag fasting...parang ang dami naman ng check..
    457 Visa.
  • HuskerHusker Sydney
    Posts: 68Member
    @merc2013: if I may ask, from where or how did you obtain the list of tests you have to undergo?
  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    @merc2013: if I may ask, from where or how did you obtain the list of tests you have to undergo?
    It was sent to me by email from the medical representative of the company where I applied.
  • HuskerHusker Sydney
    Posts: 68Member
    edited March 2013
    thanks! oo nga pala, 457 Visa ka eh :) medyo na concerned ako kasi yung na receive ko na email from my CO didn't really contain a list of tests I should undergo. Pero na confirm naman sa panel physician the needed tests through the HRI number.
  • NadineNadine Brisbane
    Posts: 481Member
    edited March 2013
    I will have my medical 2 weeks from now.

    These are the lists I have to undergo: AUD - Audio Standard · Blood Analysis: Fasting Cholesterol & HDL · Blood Analysis: Fasting Glucose · CRS - Cardiac Risk Score · DAS - Laboratory Urine Drug & Alcohol Screen: A/NZ-S 4308: 2008 · ECG (Resting) · MUSC - Musculoskeletal Assessment · SPIRO - Spirometry · VO2 MAX - Fitness Testing.

    Sa mga nakapagpamedical na, have you done same exam above and how long did it take to finish? On my case ako Lang ang magmemedical not my wife and 2 kids.

    My other preparation is doing some exercise. Kasi yung vo2 max involve some physical exercise. Salamat.
    hello po!

    couldn't help but comment, curiosity just got the better of me. :)

    I'm also on a 457 po, but the most I did was blood test for hep B, hep C, HIV kasi I'll be working with sick patients. Rest was standard: urine and CXR. No fasting, no exercise. Tsaka, yung CO ang nagsabi sa akin what tests I needed for the visa, rather than the company who hired me.

    These tests are so high-falluting po kasi. And sigurado, ang mamahal nito. If I may add: yung cardiac score po is more of an assessment rather than a test itself. Spirometry din ginagawa kung may problema talaga kayo tipong asthmatic or chronic lunger etc.

    Sir, if I may ask: ano po work eto? :)

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    Hi Nadine. All my medical will be shouldered by the company. Swerte ko wala ako gastos, hopefully kasama na airfare tsaka 1 month accommodation. Job is related sa railway.

    Galing ako sa LRT dati...
  • NadineNadine Brisbane
    Posts: 481Member
    edited March 2013
    Hi Nadine. All my medical will be shouldered by the company. Swerte ko wala ako gastos, hopefully kasama na airfare tsaka 1 month accommodation. Job is related sa railway.

    Galing ako sa LRT dati...
    Hello merc2013, malamang kasama yun. Sa 457, sagot usually ng employer airfare, relocation (temporary accommodation), visa fees, pati airport transfer. Ganun usually pag 457. Masaya yun, hehe :D

    Inisip ko lang yung mga medical exams nilista mo is requirement for work rather than requirement for visa? Ganun sakin kasi. May separate pre-employment blood tests. Out-of-this-world tests like Rubella IgG, HbSAg, Varicella IgG, Pertussis, etc. required by the employer. Parang yung sayo. Obviously in relation to work talaga.

    Tapos iba pa yung sa visa ko which is more common like xray, urine, HIV.

    Sabagay, iba-iba din naman case natin. Anyway, goodluck po sa medicals mo! :)

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    Tama ka Nadine, the medical is for work and there's another for visa as I see it. Ano ba dapat mauna, job offer, visa medical or work's medical? In my case I was told that they will be sending the job offer but the medical (works) came in first.

    Or should I ask the COMPANY?

    Thanks Nadine.
  • NadineNadine Brisbane
    Posts: 481Member
    edited March 2013
    I personally think visa medicals po, @merc2013.

    Kasi the most important thing is getting you into the country po eh. So, pag may visa na, madali na lang yung ibang paperworks, like pre-employment medicals, etc. Tanggap na naman kayo sa trabaho, it's just documenting you're fit for the job, ika nga.

    I'm sure approve naman kayo visa. Mabilis lang po 457. Nung ma-finalize ang visa medicals ko, the next day, visa na agad. Your employer has to lodge a nomination for you pala before anything else.

    I know it's OT but these are roughly the steps:
    1. Your employer nominates you for the position to DIAC
    2. Once DIAC approves employer nomination, you will lodge your application
    3. Do your visa medicals and wait to be finalized
    4. Visa approval.....

    Wala po isang buwan from the time the visa was lodged to the time it was approved. While waiting for visa, yung sakin, sabay nung processing ng visa yung job offer. With visa approval, I did pre-employment medicals. But I suppose, iba-iba company, iba-iba policy and processes.

    Dun sa job offer mo malalaman about your relocation entitlement, hourly pay, OT pay, vacation leave, superannuation terms, mga ganun po.

    :)

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    Thanks very much Nadine. I totally agree with you na dapat visa muna.

    There's a requirement that you have to have a healthcare insurance sa visa application. Do you know what is this and where can I get one just in case?
  • NadineNadine Brisbane
    Posts: 481Member
    edited March 2013
    Yup, DIAC requires 457 appliants to take out private health insurance. And kahit approve na visa mo, you will need to maintain it actually for the duration of your 457 because we cannot access medicare yet habang temporary resident pa lang. Having said that though, most of the people here have private health insurance naman po kahit may medicare na sila. Because of the extended coverage. Maganda na meron kayo private health insurance base sa nakikita ko dito.

    I'm not sure about your circumstances, pero kung kasama niyo pamilya niyo, kasali po sila sa kukunin niyong insurance. Yung sakin, when I applied, I took out the very basic cover for single applicant. Pinakamura po kasi basic eh. ;)). When I started work, I extended it to include more benefits.

    Madami po health insurance companies that satisfy the criteria set out by DIAC for 457. Bupa, Medibank and NIB (Iman Aushealth) po alam ko. :)

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    Thanks again for the info Nadine. One last question, sa requirements nang DIAC about health insurance; ilang months yung kailangan mong kunin at I-present as doc. requirement?

    Salamat.

  • NadineNadine Brisbane
    Posts: 481Member
    No worries @merc2013. I submitted one-month cover. Tapos, tinuloy ko na lang dito. ;)

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • li_i_renli_i_ren North Ryde
    Posts: 434Member
    edited March 2013
    @merc2013 just get a visitors cover then i present mu lng yan to diac. May fee lang yan but you can have the monthly fees put on hold until you get to aus.

    So like me. I took a visitors cover with bupa around june and presented it to diac para ma finalzed ung 457 visa. I just paid a membership fee or parang guarantee lng. But i did not start paying the monthly dues until aug. or when i arrived in aus.

    Hope that helps;) but for 457 required talaga ung insurance:) also hindi pwdi ung insurance from outside australia... I dont know why but sa case ko kasi i had insurance with IAG in nz and they are also a big company in au but it was different daw from what is required for people on the 457 visa.

    So no choice. Tawag ka lng long distance or free call to insurance companies in au. Shop around kasi some are really pricey but others are reasonable din. So shop around.
  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    @li_i_ren Thanks very much. Yours is another option when time comes.
  • merc2013merc2013 Perth
    Posts: 66Member
    Had my medical yesterday. It went well so far, my preparation pays off. Waiting for the next move...

    Cheers to all.
  • nalookanalooka Brisbane
    Posts: 130Member
    I received a letter from my CO na, requesting for my medical, police clearance and itr. Is st. Lukes open even on weekends? Thanks in advance

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    ...nagpakabusy sa work and ipon pambayad ng visa
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    6 Apr 2013 - CO Requested Medical, PCC, tax/bank statement (Team 34)
    10 Apr 2013 - Medical at St. Luke's
    12 Apr 2013 - Bank statement
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