Answers to All Your Annual Health Checkup Questions
An annual health checkup is highly recommended for all adults—even for those who feel completely fine. This voluntary type of medical appointment is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle. If it’s been some time since your last health checkup or you have one coming up, the simple answers to these common questions will help you make the most of your next appointment.
5 Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Health Checkups
1) What is the purpose of this type of visit?
At an annual checkup, you will be meeting one-on-one with a health care professional who will perform a short exam to assess your overall wellness. Your health care professional may be able to spot medical issues before they have developed into more serious problems, allowing you to benefit from early treatment.
2) What happens while I’m there?
Depending on your medical history, your nurse or doctor will perform a series of basic health tests.
Your visit is likely to include:
- A reading of your heart rate and blood pressure
- Measurements of your height and weight
- An assessment of your risk of future medical problems
- Updates on vaccinations
- Screenings for diseases
3) Do I need to bring anything with me?
Before your annual health checkup, it would be a good idea to gather relevant information, like your medical records or any medications you are currently prescribed.
Because it’s not every day you have an appointment at the health centers, it’s best to take full advantage of the time you have there. You can ask questions about any part of your total body health, including pain, discomfort and insomnia.
Prior to your appointment, write down a few questions you would like to ask, such as:
- What is the recommended weight for my height and age?
- Do you have any nutrition advice?
- How much exercise do I need to get every week?
Then, make sure to bring those questions with you so you don’t forget any important details.
4) What types of payments are accepted?
Many people avoid health care visits because they believe they may not be able to afford them. However, there are options available for individuals of all income levels.
Family Health Centers provides medical services to all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. We provide affordable, quality medical services to anyone who walks in the door.
We accept managed care plans and public health insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Plus. If you don’t have insurance, you can still receive medical services based on our sliding fee scale.
5) Where can I get an annual health checkup?
Family Health Centers locations are conveniently located in many different communities throughout Nassau County, including:
- BEST – Belmont Racetrack
- School-Based Health Centers
Each of our Family Health Centers locations provides a safe, comfortable environment for our patients to receive quality medical services, such as annual health checkups, same-day sick visits and cancer screenings.
Contact us today to request an appointment!