The premarital clinic was established through an Emiri decree in 2009, which mandated that all couples, including Qatari citizens and non-Qatari resident, must undergo a medical examination before marriage. This service is available for Qatari and GCC citizens at PHCC health centers. However, in April 2012, a decision was made that required all residents to undergo their premarital check-up at private clinics.
The premarital screening involves taking blood sample to examine the following:
Results need 7-10 working days to be ready.
If the results are normal, each partner will receive their own certificates. However, if the results are abnormal, the clients will be referred to secondary care for counseling and additional examinations. If they agree with the results, they will then be referred to a physician. After this, they can return for final counseling and obtain the certificate if both partners still wish to proceed with the marriage.
Men and women of legal age who intend to get married.
Individuals should present: