A lot can change in the course of a year.
Even if it isn’t required for school, sports, or employment, a routine physical is a great way to stay on top of your health and to get advice from a clinician.
So let’s get physical! vybe is here to help by providing a variety of exam options. Read on for more information on physicals and what vybe can do for you.
What can I expect from a physical examination?
Exams vary based on the type of physical required. Typically they will include the following:
- Vital signs
These include your blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, and temperature. Your clinician may also screen your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- Lifestyle questions
Your clinician will ask you about your lifestyle. Common topics include smoking habits, alcohol use, sexual health, diet, exercise, and vaccination status. You should also expect questions about your family’s medical history. This part of the exam is a good time to bring up any health concerns you may have.
- Physical exam
This is when your clinician will take a closer look at your body by physically examining your:
Head and neck
- Nails and skin
- Reflexes, balance, and muscle strength
Sometimes a “required” physical will include specific tests or screenings, plus a form for the clinician to complete.
You may also have additional lab tests if your clinician detects a potential medical concern or wants to be more thorough. These could include a complete blood count, chemistry panel, and/or urinalysis.
What are the different types of physical exams that vybe offers?
When it comes to physicals, vybe offers a variety. Here’s a breakdown of our most requested options:
- Annual Physical Exam
This is a general examination to keep on top of health concerns, bring new concerns to light, and stay in tune with your health. Annual pediatric physicals are particularly helpful in tracking a child’s development year over year.
- School Physical (K-12)
Physicals ensure that students are fit to engage in the activities that take place at school. They can also shed light on any situation or condition that may impact a student’s academic progress. Some schools will require students to complete an annual physical. Others may only need a physical for newly enrolled students.
- Sports or Camp Physical (K-12)
These examinations will assess a child’s ability to take part in the activities involved. Many organized sports teams, summer camps, and after-school programs will require a physical as part of the child’s enrollment.
- DOT Commercial Driver’s License Physicals
Drivers of commercial motor vehicles must obtain regular physical examinations under federal law. These will detect any potential hindrances that could impact the driver’s ability to safely operate commercial vehicles.
- Learner’s Permit Physical
This is exam is required to complete the Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application or DL-180. The form must be completed in order to be eligible to receive a learner’s permit from PennDOT.
Why should you get a physical exam?
There are lots of excuses people make to avoid getting a physical, and we’ve heard them all. But as we’ve outlined above, a physical is an invaluable way to care for your health. Here are three quick reasons to sum up why you should jump at the opportunity to get a physical.
A physical brings potential health concerns to light sooner rather than later.
- Encourage Good Health
Use your physical examination as an opportunity to create a health plan for the coming year.
- Get Answers
A physical provides space for you to ask questions about your health.
Are physical exams covered by insurance?
Insurance may cover a physical exam when administered by a primary care provider. vybe urgent care offers self-pay physical exams:
- Sports, Camp, School, or Learner’s Permit (K-12): $50
- General Medical Exams & College Physicals: $75
- DOT Physical: $125
You can walk into your local vybe, or make an appointment online. Get reacquainted with your health and get your physical completed in no time.