Common Questions to Ask About Physical Exams
Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic perform convenient and affordable physical exams for children and adults when preparing for work, school, camps, or sports. Open 7 days a week, no appointment needed. We have convenient locations to serve you in Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford, CT and Newington, CT.
Table of Contents:
What is a physical?
What should I expect at a physical?
What does a physical exam consist of?
How often should kids have a physical?
How often should adults have a physical?
How much is a physical exam?
Is a wellness visit the same as a physical?
Are physicals covered by insurance?
What is a physical test for a job?
Do I need yearly physical exams?
Do you live in Connecticut and need a physical? Come to Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic today with no appointment required! Just walk into our urgent care center and get the physical you need. We can administer physicals for adults and children who need one for school, camp, sports, or as a work requirement. We’re available every day of the week and are ready to serve you at both of our clinics.
There are many different kinds of physicals, with some being more involved than others. Generally a physical is a thorough medical examination by a doctor to make sure you are medically fit and healthy.
Depending on the nature of the physical, you should expect about a thirty-minute appointment where our provider will examine you. This visit can trend longer if blood samples are needed for testing. If this does occur, you will likely have to follow up with the doctor to learn the results of these tests. In some cases, these tests can be processed at our urgent care center while you wait.
In most physicals, our provider will record a variety of vital signs including your blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, respiration rate, and weight. Some physicals require routine blood tests that look at your blood sugar, lipid panels, thyroid, and complete blood count. A doctor will also review your medical history and talk to you about any recent symptoms you are experiencing or other concerns you may have.
A child should have a physical every year until they start school to ensure they are up to date on their vaccinations. After that, a physical every two years is generally recommended. There is nothing wrong with getting a physical every year before school to ensure the health of your child.
As an adult, you should get a physical every one to three years, depending on your medical situation. Our doctor will be able to give you a recommendation on when your next physical should be. Once you reach the age of 65, a yearly physical is recommended.
The cost for a physical for work, school, camp, or a sport is $99 for children 18 and under and $125 for adults. We offer a Pre-Op Physical and a D.O.T. Physical. These specialized physicals are $169 plus additional charges for EKGs, X-rays, or labs if needed.
The self-pay rate for those without insurance starts at $149.
A wellness visit shares some of the same characteristics of a physical, but they are not exactly the same. Generally, there are no blood tests or lab screenings associated with a wellness visit
Many health insurance plans will cover an annual preventive health physically. However, what that plan covers and what tests it covers varies from plan to plan. Check with your insurance provider for details.
A job physical or employment physical is a medical examination to ensure you are medically fit for a position. Businesses will often have a specific physical to pass for a position or want verified test results submitted. We can usually assist you with this as long as you provide us details on what your employer is looking for and what they need to satisfy their requirements.
Annual physical exams are a great way to catch medical issues early before they become more serious and expensive to treat. Annual physicals allow doctors to track your health over time and look for any trends that may be of concern.
Both of our urgent care locations can give you a physical today with no appointment needed. Visit us at Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford, CT and Newington, CT.
All our centers are open from 8 am to 7:45 pm Monday through Friday and from 9 am to 4:45 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Do you have any questions about our physicals? call either center today, and our staff will be more than happy to assist you!
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