In Qatar, all newcomers wishing to work and live here are required by law to take a medical examination. The purpose of this exam is to keep the country free from infectious diseases and to protect the health of the entire population.
Do you know there are different medical examination requirements for specialised jobs in the food sector, beauty salons, health clubs, and laundries?
Scroll down and see what documents you'll need and what the procedure is to get a medical examination done for different employment purposes at the Medical Commission in Qatar.
The Medical Commission is regulated by the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar. Its purpose is to conduct medical examinations to issue Fitness Certificates and Health Certificates for various purposes, and to ensure the candidate’s well-being and whether they are medically fit for employment in Qatar.
If you need an appointment for a medical examination, you can book one either at the main Medical Commission building or the Qatar Red Crescent (Mesaimeer).
There are three private hospitals authorised to carry out the mandatory procedure for a fee. These are Al Ahli Hospital, Al Emadi Hospital, and Doha Clinic Hospital.
Before visiting the Medical Commission, the individual needs to have a blood-type certificate which can be obtained from any hospital or clinic in Qatar for a small fee. This must be brought to the Medical Commission when undergoing the medical examination. The Medical Commission will perform a blood test and an x-ray of the chest to ensure the individual is not suffering from diseases like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, and Tuberculosis.
Note: newcomers from the following countries - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines - must complete a medical examination at the Qatar Visa Centre in their home country before coming to Qatar.
There are two ways to book an appointment with the Medical Commission to undergo a medical examination for employment purposes.
Individuals or their company can book an appointment directly at the Medical Commission Department by calling +974 4467 9111 or +974 4407 3933.
They can also visit the Medical Commission and request an appointment directly.
Individuals who apply for a medical license to work in the food sector, beauty salons, health clubs, and laundries must undergo a medical examination at the Medical Commission and bring all the required documents. These individuals must undergo annual health checks at the Medical Commission.
QR 20 (payable by debit or credit card).
Individuals who want to undergo a medical examination to work in Qatar must visit the Medical Commission with all the required documents.
QR 50 (payable by debit or credit card).
You can check the result of your medical examination conducted at the Medical Commission, Qatar Red Crescent, or the accredited private hospitals online:
Qatar is very strict when it comes to its medical policies. Those who fail the medical examination will be notified immediately and sent back to their respective countries.
Those who pass the medical examination, are required to register their fingerprints at the CEID headquarters at Salwa Road, Al Rayyan. For more information about fingerprinting in Qatar, you may check our article HERE!
* For any information or assistance, you may call at +974 4407 8933 or send an email to [email protected].
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