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What do you need for a medical certificate to apply for a work permit?

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Hello!

I'm waiting for my teacher's license to be mailed to me from The Teachers' Council Of Thailand

in Bangkok. And then I'm going to apply for a work permit with it, which is one of the documents

that I need for the work permit.

I know I need a medical certificate, too, but the secretary of my school told me I'd only need a piece

of paper from a doctor, not a blood test. She didn't even mention a X-ray.

What exactly do you need for a medical certificate?

Thank you.

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Hello Arthurwait!

Thank you for your info.

I've already had my pulse and blood pressure taken. So all the other thing I'll have to do is

take a blood test for STDs / HIV, right? Don't I need a X-ray?

Thank you.

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Don't go to a small clinic. Go to a hospital tell them that you need a health check for a teaching job. Every hospital knows what you need. They will check your lungs. (some hospitals will do an xray but most will just use a stethoscope) You cannot get it piece meal, You need to get everything done at one time on one form.

Blood test is a VDRL for 3rd stage syphilis. They don't require HIV. However, I am a propenent of getting tested for HIV and Hepatitis especially if you have ever had unprotected sex.

The health check is a piece of pie and shouldn't cost more than 250 baht.

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Hello zeichen!

Thank you for your info.

I DID go to the local government hospital yesterday with a memo written in Thai that

said, *I'd like a medical certificate for a work permit. Do I need a blood test, too?* One

of the receptionists gave me a memo written in English, *What do you want?* Then

I called my secretary for my school and had her talk to her.

The receptionist took me to one of the desks where a nurse made a medical

examination only by interviewing with me, to another desk where I weighed myself,

had my pulse and blood pressure taken and then to a room where a doctor only

interviewed with me about my medical history and signed the certificate. I paid 100B

for only one piece of paper in the end and this took me as long as 3 hours!.

No stethoscope or X-ray was done!

I just talked with an English woman who is teaching in my town. She said that she had

to take a blood test and a X-ray but did both at the local government hospital.

Thailand Amazes You...

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I had a work permit for 6 years and always go to a small private clinic, government hospitals will always have long queues.

The medical has always been the same blood and pulse check by nurse before (which they do for whatever reason you use a doctor anywhere here) then the doctor looks at you to see if you are alive and that's good enough for him. Followed by the syphilis blood test which was introduced about 3 years ago. It's aimed at workers from neighbouring countries where it is supposedly high. Syphillis can be cured if detected within a year so it's a good thing I suppose, although I hate needles.

Um that's it.

Never had an x-ray for this reason and no they don't check for HIV as many barstool/forum geniuses will tell you as most places don't have the facilities.

Use a small clinic during the day and you will be done within 40-60 mins usually (most is waiting for the result of the blood test).

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Hello arthurwait!

Thank you for your info again!

Is it possible to go to a clinic for a blood test and submit the result along with the medical certificate

issued by the local government hospital to apply for a work permit, OR would it be better to go back to

the local government hospital for a blood test, too, OR to go to a clinic for a new medical certificate and

a blood test?

I DID wait for 3 hours for only a piece of medical certificate at the local government hospital yesterday.

I'll probably end up having to wait for more than 3 hours to take a blood test and get the result there.

I'd love to avoid this and go to a clinic instead, to be honest.

Thank you.

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This tests I was asked to do for WP!

Please apply your medical check-up indicates following results of;

1.โรคเรื้อน / LEPROSY

2.วัณโรคในระยะอันตราย / TUBERCULOSIS IN DANGEROUS STAGE

3.โรคเท้าช้าง / ELEPHANTIASIS

4.โรคติดยาเสพติด / CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM

5.โรคพิษสุราเรื้อรัง / DRUG ADDICTION

6.โรคซิฟิลิส ในระยะที่ 3 / TERTIARY SYPHILIS

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If you are in Bangkok, please do yourself a big favor and go to BunRunGrad hospital. Go to the walk-in clinic building, go to floor 15, and tell the receptionist you need a medial certificate for a work permit. You will meet a doctor who will ask you a few questions, sign a form, and you will be out with a medical certificate for 900 baht. No tests, no blood work, nothing. The most hassle free medical certificate in BKK.

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All I've ever done is go to the clinic, show my passport and pay ฿100, and they give me the medical certificate.

No tests, no blood pressure, no x-rays, nothing.

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I'm still waiting for my teachers licence also in order to get work permit and therefore need extension of stay until they sort out but need medical certificate- went today to local hospital - took height, weight, blood pressure, doc listened to my heart with stethoscope- signed cert in and out in 20 minutes cost 50 baht

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Better check with the Work permit people.. they will ultimately stamp your paper work.. it is funny.. The people in the offices....thumbsup.gif have no shame..

They especially like to call out.. BE SURE to GET your SPHYLLIS TEST.. One of the senior female teacher thought this was a hoot.

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OP you already have the certificate from the govt hospital you went to the other day.

You need to remember this is Thailand corners are cut, the hospital you went too cut corners and did not do everything, but gave you the

certificate.

I have always just used a small clinic. They have never taken any blood. just the standard stuff (check weight, blood pressure, etc) then the doc asks if you have syphilis or any other diseases you tell him no and it's done. Typically takes me 5-10 mins and costs about 100B.

I usually go mid afternoon as then the clinic has slowed down from the morning rush. Post a picture of the cert you have and we can confirm you have the right one.

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