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ok, can anyone here please clarify if this is true or not ?

when one of my female friend took the the medical test today she said that as part of the check up, the doctor to ask her to take her clothes off completely bare (nude) ?

To me this seems a bit outrageous and has bothered me since you posted it. I finally i discovered why:

8.5 of this: http://www.immi.gov.au/gateways/pane...structions.pdf

Clinic facilities should protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients. Applicants must be requested to remove sufficient clothing for an x-ray and/or a full and appropriate medical examination. Applicants should be asked to remove street clothing (but underwear should remain on) and must be able to undress and dress in private. Applicants should have access to a changing room or curtained-off area, or be shielded by a privacy screen. A gown or sheet should be offered when the applicant needs to undress for the chest x-ray or physical examination. Female applicants should be sked to remove brassieres only for the purposes of and during a breast examination, if that is indicated.

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That's definitely not right.

My fiance's medical was completely discreet and respectful.

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To me this seems a bit outrageous and has bothered me since you posted it. I finally i discovered why:

8.5 of this: http://www.immi.gov.au/gateways/pane...structions.pdf

Clinic facilities should protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients. Applicants must be requested to remove sufficient clothing for an x-ray and/or a full and appropriate medical examination. Applicants should be asked to remove street clothing (but underwear should remain on) and must be able to undress and dress in private. Applicants should have access to a changing room or curtained-off area, or be shielded by a privacy screen. A gown or sheet should be offered when the applicant needs to undress for the chest x-ray or physical examination. Female applicants should be sked to remove brassieres only for the purposes of and during a breast examination, if that is indicated.
I remember that, but I also remember they could request to do a gynecological examination if there was a reason to think that was warranted. I think it was in the guidelines I read that DIAC sends to the doctors as to how to do their examinations. Obviously you can't do such an examination with clothes on. But there'd have to be a reason they suspected there would be a problem... if there wasn't one, that's different, and yeah, I think I'd be complaining somewhere.

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Hi everyone !

As far as I am concerned, nothing wrong happened while visiting the panel doctor in France.

However, our medicals were received by the Health Department of Sydney on Feb 11 through postal mail, and though there is nothing outstanding with our health it's been now 4 weeks and we still don't have our files finalised.

We applied for a 175 visa.

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I did my medicals today and it seemed like a very efficient process every time I saw a doctor/nurse/radiologist with waiting in between.

I booked an appointment online with the Perth medibank centre to do my medical exam, HIV test, and chest x-ray for my 820/801 visa application. The total cost was $332.

When I arrived I had to take a number even though I had booked an appointment. Within a minute my number was called and I gave the girl my forms 26 and 160 and my passport. She asked a couple questions- am I pregnant, etc and then took my picture. She gave me a printed bit of paper with info about the HIV blood test and sent me to wait in the radiology waiting room. After two or three minutes there a woman brought me to a cubicle with two doors and asked me to remove all clothing from the waist up, including my necklace, and put on a gown. Once I had done that the door opened a crack and I was asked into the next room for my x-ray. I tied up my hair, signed one of the forms I had brought with me, and had my x-ray taken. Then I was back into my cubicle to get dressed, and then back to the general waiting room.

After a substantial wait (30-40 minutes, I think), I was called through a door into the back offices where I was weighed, had my height measured, and tested for eye sight. She also asked if I knew why my blood would be drawn (for the HIV test). Then I went for a urine test which I think produces immediate results because the nurse said something to the effect of 'no problems there'. Then she brought me into a medical room to have my blood taken. Then I was back out into the waiting room for another 30 minutes.

When my name was called next it was by the doctor who brought me into her office and briefly asked about my medical history and if I had understood the forms that I had filled out before going to the appointment. She asked if I'd had any major illness, hospitalization, cancer, or surgery. Then she pulled a curtain and had me undress to bra and panties. She came in and looked in my eyes and ears, listened to my heart and lungs, felt my stomach (I'm not sure what she was looking for), felt the glands in my neck, and then has me lean forward and looked at my back.

And that was it. All of the staff was very friendly and chatty. My results will be submitted directly to the DIAC (I was given the option). All of the tests were what I expected they would be and it was far from invasive. There is quite a bit of waiting but I felt the staff all worked efficiently. I brought a book so I wasn't bothered by hanging out for a couple hours on a friday afternoon.

That was my experience... I hope it sheds some light for people who are wondering!

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That was my experience... I hope it sheds some light for people who are wondering!
My fiance's experience was very similar Whitney.
Thank you for sharing.

In a way, it's an enjoyable process because
1. You get a sense of gratefulness that you're enjoying good health
2. It's one more step in the process of being together

I'm happy that your experience was professional and dignified

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Now I'm a little confused. When the panel doctor doing my exam was filling out his paperwork, he asked if I wanted to receive the results or if I wanted them made available to DIAC, and I said to submit them. This was February 7th, and my visa application was not submitted until February 13th. Today (March 12th) I received my medical results from Medibank in a sealed "Do Not Open" envelope.

Do I need to forward this envelope on to DIAC? I submitted a photocopy of the medical receipt with my 820 application, as it contained information on my medical and was also proof that it had been undertaken. I'm not sure I feel safe just assuming they already have access to the medical results through Medibank.

Is it possible that, because I submitted my application a few days after I did my medical, the medical results were never made available to DIAC? The doctor did ask me what office I intended to lodge my visa with and I told him Sydney. Cripes. I guess I better call DIAC tomorrow and see if they want this paper copy or if they already have access to my medical stuff.

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If you have your file number I would just send that envelope straight to immi. And of course, don't open the envelope.

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