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Is Syphilis test for Work Permit still required?

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I need to get a medical certificate for a new job and I'm wondering if the Syphilis test is still required?

I ask, as Feb last year I started a new job, but I don't recall needing the Syphilis test then.  That was going from BOI to BOI visa/WP, so not sure if that's any different?

New job HR dont seem to know.

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I always just ask my local place for "Medical for Work Permit", there's always a blood test needed but exactly what for I'm afraid I don't check.

 

I'm not aware that anything has changed in recent years.

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I simply used a local doctor that knows the family, got the paper I needed twice in a month even - nothing other than a basic test.

 

Guess he at least could see that I had neither leprosy nor elephantiasis 😉

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I went to the Doc today for my medical to renew my WP.

Blood pressure, temperature, Oxygen level, lungs (stethoscope - I had pneumonia last year).

80 baht and sorted. Just need to see if the labour office accept it.

No blood test and the STI test stopped more than 10 years ago.

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I get the certificate every year for WP renewal. There is a standard form that all clinics and hospitals use. Just go to any local clinic. Any. They look you over (some clinics take blood, some only confirm your name and address), and within 5 minutes you are walking out with your certificate for about 500bht. I wouldn't worry about it. Hospital probably do more.

 

Just one more thing. I would request your blood type is writing on it. For some reason, the IO caught it missing as a problem one time. But only one time.

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18 hours ago, Crossy said:

I always just ask my local place for "Medical for Work Permit", there's always a blood test needed but exactly what for I'm afraid I don't check.

 

I'm not aware that anything has changed in recent years.

Agree, the last time I got WP renewal, at Din Daeng, is about 14 months ago (since retired), and the lab report was needed and it did list 5 or 6 items and syphilis was listed.

 

If anybody is located in the Ramkhamhaeng area I can suggest a small doctors clinic who can do the test and report, 15 minutes, was 400Baht, very pleasant doctor speaks English. 

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As far as i am aware it is still on the list of requirements. Got my new medical certificate a month ago and wp renewed. Blood test included 500 baht near interchange sukhumvit/ asoke.

Better check they have not yet added a coronavirus test.

That may be coming next 😷😷😷

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21 hours ago, Crossy said:

I always just ask my local place for "Medical for Work Permit", there's always a blood test needed but exactly what for I'm afraid I don't check.

 

I'm not aware that anything has changed in recent years.

I work for a BOI company and never been asked for a medical.

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I used the attached form for my work permit for many years. If you fill in the required parts (name, passport number etc), all the clinic/hospital has to do is sign and stamp it. The last time I did it, the doctor wasn't even there and the receptionist completed it!Medical Certificate - Standard Form 6 diseases.pdf

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For the last several years, every time i renew my work permit, I've been tested for syphilis which I always thought was odd. Always such a pain in the ass ever year.

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It used to say third stage syphilis. I assure you, no need for tests. It's visible and not treatable.

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8 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

It used to say third stage syphilis. I assure you, no need for tests. It's visible and not treatable.

 

third stage syphilis is certainly treatable.

 

But almost no one has it in this day and age. And indeed it can be detected by clinical exam without blood test.

 

Since syphilis is just as contagious in earlier stages (which are more common) the specification of tertiary makes no public health sense.

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3 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

I work for a BOI company and never been asked for a medical.

Same here. But in the past I wasn't and needed a health certificate - however it was a 10 minutes affair with the doctor and never had a blood check from what I can remember. I did have it when applying for PR and it was a lot more detailed.

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I just had a physical exam for WP renewal and yes, a syphilis test is done using a blood draw.

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