Immigration Medical Physicals

Gulf Coast Medical Group now offers Immigration Medical Physicals.

Individuals who are applying for adjustment of status and requests for V non-immigrant status with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service are required to have a medical examination. The medical examination must be conducted by a civil surgeon who has been designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The following physicians at Gulf Coast Medical Group have been designated by USCIS as civil surgeons and may perform the medical exam:

Dr. Peggy Benzing, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Mario DePinto, Family Medicine
Dr. Herbert Higgins, Internal Medicine


1700 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL  34292
Phone: 941-483-9760
Fax: 941-483-9775


  1. How do I know for sure these physicans are approved? A: You can go to or call 1-800-375-5283 and enter your zip code, to validate that they are listed.
  2. How do I get the correct forms? A: You can go to or call 1-800-375-5283.
  3. Can I choose Gulf Coast Medical Group physicans if they are not in my zip code? A: Yes, you can choose any designated Civil Surgeon.
  4. Who pays for the medical examination? A: The customer is responsible for paying for the physical.
Contact us today to schedule your immigration medical examination or if you have any further questions.