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Marine Seafarer Medical Exam
 

Transport Canada & Others

In Canada, it is obligatory for all seafarers and mariners working on commercial waterborne vessels to hold essential certifications mandated by Transport Canada.

The seafarer medical examination will assess your physical fitness and overall health to ensure that you are capable of fulfilling the necessary duties.

After successfully completing the medical examination, you will receive a provisional medical certificate, valid for up to 6 months. The final certificate, subject to approval, will be issued by Transport Canada.

We also provide international certificates

Our certified Marine Medical Examiner is Dr Matthew Kalinowski

Our office is conveniently located in Downtown Vancouver and we would be happy to help with your certification!

Questions? Email us at marinemedical@skymedicalclinic.com

Seafarer Medical Exam by Sky Medical Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I book an appointment?
    You can now book all of your appointments with Dr. Matthew Kalinowski and Dr. Leszek Kalinowski on our website. For Dr. Jacek Cieslak, please contact his office at: 223 Nelsons Crescent, New Westminster BC V3L 0E4 Canada. Telephone: 604-524-4141.
  • I need a refill on my medication. Can I do this over the phone or by fax?
    It is preferred that you schedule an appointment with your primary doctor to have your medication refilled. Please keep track of your medications and call before you run out, as we cannot guarantee that a doctor will be available on the day you run out. If you happen to lose track of time, pharmacies will be more than happy to offer you an emergency supply until your next appointment.
  • How long will it take to get my referral or specialist appointment?
    All specialists are different. Any referrals done from our clinic are faxed the day of your appointment, and from then on out it is the specialist’s office who is responsible for that appointment. Wait times can be anywhere from 1 week to 1 year depending on your needs. Our clinic has no control over the speed in which you get these appointments. Once they are scheduled, the specialist’s office will either contact you directly, or fax us with the details which we will then forward to you.
  • I don’t have my insurance card with me, can I still receive treatment?
    Yes, as long as you know your MSP number. Otherwise, we will be happy to see you as a private patient.
  • What services are not covered by MSP?
    Some services are not covered by MSP. These include, but are not limited to, sick notes, work or employment physicals, insurance forms, driver forms, government forms, travel advice. ​ You can find up to date billing guidance here, which are updated annually: ​ https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/sites/default/files/uninsured_services1apr2021_421287.pdf
  • What is your new patient procedure?
    We are unfortunately not currently accepting new patients. This may change in the future, please check back every few months.
  • Will the doctor follow-up with me with my results?
    It is the patient's responsibility to follow up with their doctor for all test results. Although we will do our best to reach out to you in case of abnormal results, it is recommended that you contact your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. To ensure timely follow-up, please inquire with our staff or the doctor regarding the expected duration for the test results to be available.
  • Any more questions?
    Please contact us for any more questions you may have.
  • What do I need to bring?
    1. Your CDN number. 2. A piece of government issued photo ID 3. A previous Marine Medical Certificate, if you have one. This includes any restrictions you may have had in the past. 4. A list of any medications you are taking 5. Knowledge of your past medical history. 6. Prescription eye glasses or contact lenses, if you have them. We will need to test you vision without corrective lenses.
  • What happens during your exam?
    We will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your overall health, examine for any pre-existing medical conditions, and establish a medical baseline for continuous monitoring. This involves analyzing a urine sample, testing uncorrected visual acuity and color perception, as well as conducting a pertinent physical examination. Additionally, you might be required to fill out medical questionnaires during the process.
  • What if I don't have a CDN Number?
    For information on obtaining a CDN Number, click here.
  • Where can I find out more?
    Visit the Transport Canada website here. For a list of local Transport Canada Marine Safety Services (TMCSS) offices, click here.
  • What is the cost & is it covered?
    The cost of a marine medical examination falls outside the coverage provided by MSP. However, if your employer covers the costs, we can offer direct billing. ​ Our prices are competitive and our clinic currently charges $275.00 per assessment. If you pay with credit card, there is a 2% surcharge for processing the payment. We will price match.
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