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Posted 2011-10-18 11:03:43
Anyone suggest a good place for a work permit medical.
Also is the syphilis blood test actually necessary for WP renewals ?
Posted 2011-10-18 12:08:44
A good place is any cheap place where the quack will write whatever you want without stabbing you or asking you to piss in a pot. TiT......
Posted 2011-10-18 14:22:41
Guess every one else in Pattaya is independently wealthy or retired , I must be the only mug working !
Posted 2011-10-18 14:41:26
I can only tell you about Chiang Mai and reports on Thaivisa from several other areas of Thailand and that they are now requiring the blood test for syphilis. Did mine recently and brought the standard 'you're breathing, ok finished' type of certificate and it was refused and a letter outlining the requirements handed to me. Never required before.
It cost 200 Baht to do it - 100 for the Doctor and 100 for the lab work on the blood.
Posted 2011-10-18 16:39:23
Thanks for that ,I'll get the blood test done to be sure.
Bangkok Pattaya hospital it is then I reckon ....
Posted 2011-10-18 20:22:12
Mine cost 100b with "No Syphilis" written on it and no need for any tests (other than the wallet test)
Posted 2011-10-19 08:12:31
i got mine at the medical centre in Soi Khaow Noi near Tops. I think it cost b200 but can't be certain.
I have lived and worked in Thailand for ten years renewing my work permit each year. Normally the medical test is no problem but this year the rules have changed and I was turned away from several clinics who said they did not have the facilities to carry out the blood test. These clinics have given me a certificate in the past.
Posted 2012-08-04 11:31:06
Any updates on this?
I need to get my medical certificate on Monday - is the medical centre in Khao Noi a good option?
Posted 2012-08-06 11:26:19
Try the clinic at the start of Nuenplubwaan - as you come off the S'vit it's approx 300m on the RHS. It was 200THB for the certifcate and the blood work - as I understand it now all new applications and renewals require actual blood results no more "just sign here"! Address 24/61 M.5 Soi Nerplubwaan.
Posted 2012-08-06 11:39:51
I got mine done in January at Samitvej in Bangkok- they just provided a letter saying no Syphilis, but i did not actually have to submit blood test results to the one stop shop.
Last Monday got a new medical cert for drivers licence renewal done in Pattaya, just off Soi Diana for 100 baht. The doctor just asked a few questions, wrote out the certificate and made some vague attempt at checking my blood pressure on some archaic machine. I have a history of high BP, but he told me mine was perfect and Samiitvej were incompetent. I know up to a few months ago he was still providing acceptable certs for work visas, without doing actual blood tests.
Posted 2012-08-06 11:45:26
Sooner the better IMHO
Posted 2012-08-06 13:45:11
I inquired there before I did last years - they were totally clueless!!
Have you been there in the last 12 months and got the correct paperwork from them?
Posted 2012-08-07 07:31:54
got mine done there as well, they actually do take blood!!!
Posted 2012-08-07 10:54:23
Yes I went 4 months ago and got everything I needed - you got to hit it when the Doctor is there though as I agree the reception staff can be a bit "vacant" . Phone number is 038428517 you might want to check he is there before you go. Hope this helps. Suzie
Posted 2012-08-07 19:50:04
Went to the Khao Noi clinic today - total waste of time.
None of the staff spoke English and their standard test for "Job" did not include Syphilis which I believe is now required - fine if you speak good Thai but mine was not up to this.
I'm off to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital tomorrow, more hassle but at least I know they give me the right certificate.
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