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FAA Medical Exams

The purpose of the FAA medical exam is to ensure that your health won't place you or anyone else at risk while you're in the air. Dr. Medina Galvan is a designated FAA Aviation Medical Examiner. At the moment, we offer Class 2 and 3 Flight Physicals for pilots. The Flight Physical cost is $150. 

Dr. Medina standing infront of a plane

Included in the FAA Medical Exam

  • Vision Screening

  • Hearing Test​

  • ​Urinalysis ​

  • ​Electrocardiogram (ECG)​

  • Blood Pressure 

  • Full Body Physical

What to bring to your appointment

  • Complete the FAA form prior to your appointment.  

  • Bring in your Confirmation Number and a Printed Copy of the 8500-8 (If you do not bring the confirmation number, Dr. Medina will not be able to perform the exam)

  • Have your photo ID, pilot's license, and previous medical certificate (if renewal exam) at the time of the exam.

  • If you wear glasses or contacts on a daily basis, please wear them or bring them with you for the vision test.

  • If you routinely take medication, know the brand or generic name and your dosage.

  • Know your medical history, for instance, the name, address, and date of every doctor's appointment you've had in the past three years. 

Additional Information:

  • Anyone who requires a FAA medical certificate is able to electronically submit the FAA Form 8500-8 through the FAA MedXpress system. The FAA will receive the information uploaded into MedXpress, and your AME will have access to it when conducting the exam. To  fill out the required form please go to

  • Depending on the airman’s medical conditions and the medical examiner’s discretion, additional testing may be necessary. For instance, an EKG is an additional$50 and a urinalysis is $20.

  • There will be an up front $50 reservation deposit that will count towards your exam. Payment is due at the time of the examination. We accept cash and credit cards. We will not file with your insurance provider. 

  • A 24-hour notice is required to reschedule an exam. Exams canceled with less than 24-hour notice will not be rescheduled and subject to a $50 no-show fee.

  • The Airman Medical Exam is NOT a replacement for your primary care physician's annual preventative physical. This visit is considered an occupational screening exam and not a therapeutic physician visit or evaluation. Therefore, we are not treating you for medical conditions at this exam.

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