Panama Seafarer Medicals: Bristol
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Panama Seafarer Medical?
Many seafarers operating on ships registered under the Panama flag require a Panama seafarer medical. This is often in addition to a UK ENG1 medical.
What happens during a Panama Seafarer medical assessment?
The medical is very similar to an ENG1 medical. This will involve:
Measuring your fitness by checking your height, weight, blood pressure and doing a physical examination.
Checking your eyesight (before and after you put on glasses) and colour vision testing.
Checking your hearing.
Testing your urine for glucose, blood and protein, indicative of diabetes and kidney problems.
Listing any medication you’re currently taking on the medical form.
Asking about your previous medical history (these questions are on the medical form).
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
This is a reminder of the six items you will need to bring to your Panama Seafarer Medical:
Your previous Panama Seafarer Certificate (if you have one).
Your glasses (do not wear contact lenses as they are removed for the eyesight test).
A urine sample. Our reception will give you a specimen pot on arrival and direct you to the bathroom.
Any hospital letters and/or a list of your current medication.
The medical fee of £100 (payment by cash or card only).
What should I do if I have a significant health condition or I am unsure if it is relevant?
Please email us in advance of your appointment and provide details of your health condition. We can then set aside additional time for your assessment.
Do you offer a discount if I require two similar seafarer medicals during the appointment? Yes, we can often offer a discount if you are having two similar medicals at the same time e.g. ENG1 and Panama medical; however, please let us know in advance if this is required.