By Fiona Van Tyne
If you are interested in traveling after Korea, there is a chance that you will have to get a medical check.
For many countries where you have to apply for a visa, Korea is considered a “high risk” country for Teberlocolous. Many countries, where you need to apply for a visa, are going to want you to undergo a medical examination, but they mostly just want a x-ray of your lungs to make sure you are healthy.
Most of us got this done at the beginning of the contracts, as english teachers, if you are able to get your hands on the medical records, you can see if they will send them to the visa office you are applying to.
In the case that you 1, did not have this done when you first came here. or 2 can not gain access to the records, and you need to get it done, then here is the information that we have.
There is a hospital in Haeundae around the Jangsan area that works with international visas. This is where many Koreans go to get their health checks done for both Canada and Australia. They have a partnership with both governments so they know the process.
The information is below:
Medical and Radiology Clinic
Haeundae Paik Hospital
Telephone: +82 51 797 0369, 51 797 0370
Fax: +82 51 797 0589
Dr Dae Hwan Kim
Dr Sangyoon Lee
I tried calling a few times, there is only 1 nurse that speaks English. She is very kind and very helpful, but it took a few tries to get her to talk to me.
They usually like you to make an appointment, but you can also walk in. The clinic has strange operation times Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 and Friday 1:30-3:00. I got there at 3:05 on a Friday, and they still took me without an appointment, but I would not suggest it. I paid 55,000 KRW for them to do the X-ray and send the information to the Australian government.
The whole process took about 20 minutes and they only did my chest examination. If you need a full health check, they also can do them at the hospital, but I am not sure about that process make sure you check with the government you are applying with to make sure you will have all the requirements.
The clinic is located in the bottom of the health center, and if you get lost, ask the information desk about “visas” they will point you in the right direction.
When you are applying for other visas, make sure that you meet all of the health requirements and have all of your paperwork in order. This place is able to help with an x-ray which though being slightly out of the way for some, was a simple and stress free process.
To get to the clinic
Take the GREEN line Subway to station 201, Jangsan. Go out exit 2. Walk straight for 1 really long block. You will pass an apartment complex on your right. When you get to a stop light cross the street and the medical center is on the left side in front of you.