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Carbon Health , Tucson Grant Rd.

Carbon Health

4.71(7 reviews)
6572 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 857156572 E Grant Rd
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Carbon Health, Tucson Campbell

Carbon Health

2.0(2 reviews)
446 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719446 N Campbell Ave
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health , Tucson Grant Rd.

Carbon Health

4.71(7 reviews)
6572 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 857156572 E Grant Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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NextCare Urgent Care, Kino

NextCare Urgent Care

4.45(3.7k reviews)
1570 E Tucson Marketplace Blvd, Tucson, AZ 857131570 E Tucson Marketplace Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Carbon Health , Tucson Broadway

Carbon Health

4.5(517 reviews)
6303 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 857106303 E Broadway Blvd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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ImmediateCare Arizona

ImmediateCare Arizona

4.92(922 reviews)
5590 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 857505590 E River Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health, Tucson Irvington Road

Carbon Health

5.0(4 reviews)
1218 W Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 857141218 W Irvington Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health , Tucson River Road

Carbon Health

4.6(466 reviews)
90 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 8570490 W River Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health , Tucson Harrison

Carbon Health

5.0(2 reviews)
104 S Harrison Rd, Tucson, AZ 85748104 S Harrison Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health , Oro Valley Oracle

Carbon Health

5.0(1 reviews)
7725 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 857047725 N Oracle Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health , Tucson Ina Road

Carbon Health

4.7(457 reviews)
3662 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 857413662 W Ina Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carbon Health , Oro Valley Tangerine

Carbon Health

4.7(510 reviews)
1880 E Tangerine Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 857551880 E Tangerine Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care

Concentra Urgent Care

3402 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 857163402 E Broadway Blvd
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Sonora Quest Laboratories

Sonora Quest Laboratories

1.0(1 reviews)
1940 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 857191940 E Broadway Blvd
OpenTue 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Urgent Care Associates

Urgent Care Associates

1.56(6 reviews)
3102 E Bellevue St, Tucson, AZ 857163102 E Bellevue St
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

3832 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 857163832 E Speedway Blvd
OpenTue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sarver Heart Center

Sarver Heart Center

1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 857241501 N Campbell Ave
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Urgent Care Associates

Urgent Care Associates

3.5(2 reviews)
1622 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 857121622 N Swan Rd
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Banner Urgent Care, Broadway Blvd & Craycroft Rd

Banner Urgent Care

3.0(8 reviews)
5545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 857115545 E Broadway Blvd
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US Healthworks

US Healthworks

1.5(2 reviews)
888 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711888 S Craycroft Rd
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El Rio Health Center

El Rio Health Center

839 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85745839 W Congress St
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Physical Exam FAQs

  • How much does a physical exam cost in Tucson?

    Without insurance, a physical exam can cost anywhere between $50 and $200. With insurance, the cost of a physical exam is usually completely covered at least once a year, or requires a copayment of $10 to $50. Book a physical exam today to get estimated costs in Tucson today.

  • How can I book a physical exam in Tucson?

    If you are looking for a physical exam in Tucson, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Tucson-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “physical exam” as your reason for visit.

  • Where can I get a physical exam in Tucson?

    In general, physical exams will be available at Tucson-area urgent care centers, retail clinics and primary care doctor offices. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you get a physical as quickly and easily as possible.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a physical exam in Tucson?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for physical exams can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Tucson-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment for a physical as soon as today.

  • How do I find the best physical exam clinic in Tucson?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Tucson-area general practitioners to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a provider, see what previous patients think, and book an appointment with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a physical exam?

    It is generally recommended that everyone get a physical exam yearly. This can help detect problems early and begin treatment as early as possible. While the components of your physical may vary with age, it is important to have one annually at all ages.

  • Are video visits available with physical exam clinics in Tucson?

    Although a complete physical exam cannot be completed over telehealth, your doctor may offer an annual wellness visit (AWV). An AWV is designed to evaluate patients over video and can replace annual physicals for individuals who have already established a relationship with their provider. AWVs do not require BMI and blood pressure measurements. These can either be self-reported or delayed.

  • Is a physical exam covered by my insurance?

    Many health insurers offer one annual physical for free. If the visit isn’t completely covered, patients will have to pay a $10 to $50 copay. It is uncommon for medical insurances to not offer annual physical coverage.

  • Are video visits with general practitioners covered by my insurance?

    AWVs are generally covered once per calendar year. Your insurance coverage for in-person physicals will be similar to the coverage provided for AWVs. Book a telemedicine visit to see estimated costs in the Tucson area.

Recent Physical Exam Reviews (20)

It was really quite backed up with Covid checks; and a few physical injuries that made me feel Sqeemish just Hearing about them! In light of all that- waiting seems inevitable these days and the cheerful professionalism of everyone: Carolina check in to Amy the doc & her male nurse practitioner (Richard?) made it all very ouch less in the end! {{ I allow Solv to use only my first name & last initial but not my full name nor my email adrs for publication.}}

- Verified patient on 8/19

I have 3 stars on wait time because the app that needs to be initiated on phone wasn’t working properly. I’m not in the habit of scanning things on my phone, because it causes unnecessary and unwanted texts and emails to me ( like this survey does instance) anyhow, after waiting for the paperwork to come thru my phone, turns out it never did. Therefore, adding another 20 minutes to my wait time. If I had received actual PAPER work to fill out, which I originally requested, it would have been much quicker and done in a timely matter. The receptionist (absolutely lovely girl) told me the only way to check in was they my phone. Well, guess what, I didn’t and filled out paperwork anyway. 😀 overall, sports physical experience was amazing. !!!

- Verified patient on 8/5

The staff was super friendly, the doctor was energetic and happy even after such a long day and so many patients. It just was a long wait even with a scheduled appointment. Although we showed up an hour and a half early thinking it would help keep our place in line to no avail. We checked in online and it was very convenient. The sports physical was a flat fee and economical. I would recommend this location and will be back if needed.

- Verified patient on 8/21

I was in and out of NextCare in under 30 minutes. Front desk person was polite, friendly and accommodating in every way. Nurse or PA was friendly, clear in directions and efficient. She answered my questions succinctly. The Dr was friendly and caring and gave me all the answers to my questions. The physical facility was spotless. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 10/11

I have suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 25 years. I have many doctors and nurses due to an autoimmune disease. I have mostly had great experiences because I see the same doctors and go to the same hospital. I live in Phoenix and was in Prescott on a Sunday(Mother's Day). My RA flare pain was easily off the chart & I had no idea where to go. I found Nextcare online, only a mile from where I was staying. From the minute I walked in the door to the minute I walked out, it was an overall great experience. Although there was not much Dr. Dan could do until I see my Rheumatologist in Phoenix, he was able to give me a shot for some relief until I see my regular doctor. Thank you to the doctor and the entire staff for going above and beyond to help physically as well as mentally. Chronic pain and illness is unrelenting. Kind, hardworking staff makes all the difference. :)

- Verified patient on 5/12

I visit this ungent care for the first time today 7/7/20.The staff was very friendly and accommodating to my needs from start to finish. The physical who saw me was AWESOME. She took the time to explain what was going on with me and check on me while I wait for the treatment to take effect. If I could give her a *** stars I would!! This is an excellent urgent care and I highly recommend it🙂

- Verified patient on 7/8

I am so very BLESSED! Dr. Ann helped me sooo much!! I am in Urgent Care, (it seems like) at least 2-3 times a month. I am mentally and physically disabled, a Single Parent and I have 3 children. I was in there for 1 1/2 hours, due to everything being my fault. Dr. Ann was the only Doctor that was able to find the true cause of my sickness. I have been sick for 2 months, even went to TMC a few weeks ago. All along, the fevers, pain in my head, not sleeping, and sore throat, wasn’t “Viral”. It was from an Ear Infection that had 2 months of dried up blood, (that turned black and hard) in my Ear Canal. She took up so much of her time on me, that I PRAY TO GOD, that HE Blesses her! All this time. Since July 17th, my birthday. I had gotten a “Daith piercing” to stop migraines from the TBI. Well, I blood a lot from the piercing, and when she said “she couldn’t see inside my ear because of the Wax buildup”, I told her the truth. I went into Urgent Care thinking I had the Covid, or Mono (Dr. Ann just diagnosed my 17 year old with it 6 days ago) and it was neither one. My Ear was infected. It took her 1 1/2 hours to get 6 pieces of, (what looked like) black coal out of my Ear Canal. It was actually 2 months of dried up blood. I’m cannot THANK Dr. Ann or the entire Staff, enough! My eldest sister, is Dr. Annie Pearson. I do hope one day they can meet because my own sister was shocked that TMC didn’t catch it! GOOD JOB Urgent Care for hiring Dr. Ann at Old Spanish Trail in Tucson, Arizona!!!!! Thank you, Maureen Pearson

- Verified patient on 9/20

Once I got there it was great, but I had called in the morning to find a location with an MD or DO working because my son's collegiate sport physical required it. I was told *** McDowell, and the lady made my appointment, and drove a half hour to that location to find that they did not have a MD or DO. The staff was nice and found another location which I drove to and got everything done. But it was a long and frustrating afternoon.

- Verified patient on 7/22

As always, a great place to go for sports physicals or non-emergency visits. Awesome staff, short wait times, and very convenient location.

- Verified patient on 7/22

The staff took great care of me getting my annual physical lab work completed

- Verified patient on 4/25

I had a very good experience however there were several sports physical patients in front of us and I had a sick baby. I didnt like that I had to wait that much longer for something like that.

- Verified patient on 8/12

The staff was wonderful and friendly. I was trying to schedule a Covid test, and I was having no luck anywhere and was unable to speak to a live person. A very nice gentleman answered the phone right away and told me he would schedule my appointment and I was able to get one for 1 1/2 hours later. There was also a physician there who gave me a physical. What a great experience. So glad I called them!

- Verified patient on 8/2

Needed a routine sports physical for my daughter. Online appointment & check in made the whole process very smooth!

- Verified patient on 7/7

Wonderful experience. Your physical cost is very affordable and much lower than completing facilities.

- Verified patient on 5/31

Aside from the woman who worked there complaining about all patients the entire time I was in the room it was fine. Scheduling is a little confusing - I was the 2nd person physically there, 1 person scheduled ahead of me and a 4 hour wait time for “12 walk ins” that were somehow walk ins ahead of me? Direct people I met with were great.

- Verified patient on 12/11

Good Place to get a physical. We will be back

- Verified patient on 7/17

I was treated courteous and got in there right away I didn't know I was going to have to have a semi physical before the covid testinghowever they did not tell me how to get my resultscan I do need to do a little cleaning the bathroom is not clean it all the toilet sink and their little cart in there really dirty but overall service was excellent

- Verified patient on 11/20

I am so very BLESSED! Dr. Ann helped me sooo much!! I am in Urgent Care, (it seems like) at least 2-3 times a month. I am mentally and physically disabled, a Single Parent and I have 3 children. I was in there for 1 1/2 hours, due to everything being my fault. Dr. Ann was the only Doctor that was able to find the true cause of my sickness. I have been sick for 2 months, even went to TMC a few weeks ago. All along, the fevers, pain in my head, not sleeping, and sore throat, wasn’t “Viral”. It was from an Ear Infection that had 2 months of dried up blood, (that turned black and hard) in my Ear Canal. She took up so much of her time on me, that I PRAY TO GOD, that HE Blesses her! All this time. Since July 17th, my birthday. I had gotten a “Daith piercing” to stop migraines from the TBI. Well, I blood a lot from the piercing, and when she said “she couldn’t see inside my ear because of the Wax buildup”, I told her the truth. I went into Urgent Care thinking I had the Covid, or Mono (Dr. Ann just diagnosed my 17 year old with it 6 days ago) and it was neither one. My Ear was infected. It took her 1 1/2 hours to get 6 pieces of, (what looked like) black coal out of my Ear Canal. It was actually 2 months of dried up blood. I’m cannot THANK Dr. Ann or the entire Staff, enough! My eldest sister, is Dr. Annie Pearson. I do hope one day they can meet because my own sister was shocked that TMC didn’t catch it! GOOD JOB Urgent Care for hiring Dr. Ann at Old Spanish Trail in Tucson, Arizona!!!!! Thank you, Maureen Pearson

- Verified patient on 9/20

Went there to get a physical are appointment was set for 4 pm on a Wednesday. Made the appointment on Monday. We checked in at 3:15 we sat there til after 7pm. I made appointment for what cause we were treated like a walk-in anyway. Didn’t like it any we didn’t have any where else to go. I booked it on line cause I thought we would have had that spot reserved for us at that time . Guess not

- Verified patient on 11/7

Waited one hour even though we had an appointment. Got into the room and had the vitals etc. done, then waited another 20 minutes or the provider. Not his fault, way too many patients and no other providers on staff. Need better staffing. Also, probably need better training on doing the eye test. We were there for a sports physical and the eye test they did showed severe vision problems, which we thought was odd. Went to our optometrist the next day for an exam and vision test was perfectly normal. Need some better system for people to wait if they have Covid symptoms. We were not there for Covid, but many others were. They were, appropriately, asked to wait outside or in their vehicles. Problem was they were waiting out there for 2+ hours. It was a really hot day. So they were in their cars roasting or with air-conditioning on and running their vehicles. Contributing to pollution and global warming. There has to be a better system than that.

- Verified patient on 8/19

Tucson Physical Exams

A annual physical exam (or annual well visit) is a routine check-up where a doctor or healthcare provider checks you for routine health issues and asks you basic questions about your health. During a physical exam, the doctor will most likely go over your medical history and ask you questions about the current state of your health. They'll also check vital signs like your heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature, as well as take a look at whether your skin appears healthy. You'll also get a head and neck exam, a lung exam (using a stethoscope), an abdominal exam, a neurological exam, and more. Women may get a breast and pelvic exam and men may get prostate, penis, testicular, and hernia exams.

Annual exams are important because they can help you find out about health issues early on so treatment can begin as soon as any problems are discovered. If you're overweight or you're at risk for diabetes, you'll most likely get a blood sugar test too. Everyone over the age of three should have a physical exam every year. At age 50, your doctor might start screening for colorectal cancer. At 40, women should begin getting regular mammogram screenings for breast cancer. Women ages 45 to 54 should get them yearly and women 55 and older should get them (at minimum) every two years.

More Details about Physical Exams

A physical examination is frequently done as part of a doctor's routine checkup. You can better prepare for your next medical appointment by learning more about what happens during a physical exam.

Physical examination

A physical examination is when your healthcare practitioner examines and studies your body to determine whether you have a physical health concern. Inspection, palpation, auscultation, and percussion are the four components of a physical examination, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Your doctor examines your body for concerns such as skin imperfections during the examination. According to the National Library of Medicine, palpation is the process of feeling your body with your fingers or hands, such as when a doctor feels for a tumor or mass.

Auscultation is a procedure in which your doctor listens to sounds, such as your heartbeat. Percussion entails making noises, such as tapping on various body parts. According to the National Library of Medicine, this is normally done to establish the size and consistency of your organs, as well as the presence or absence of fluids in specific locations.

The purpose of an annual physical exam

An annual physical exam, according to the National Library of Medicine, can help you detect and prevent health concerns you may not be aware of.

A yearly physical exam is used to check for diseases such as cancer and to see whether you are at risk for certain health issues such as diabetes. According to the National Library of Medicine, a yearly physical checkup allows you to stay up to date on vaccines and other preventative health treatments, as well as make good lifestyle choices that improve your overall health. Another advantage of getting an annual physical examination is that you can keep in constant contact with your doctor if you acquire an illness or chronic disease.

How to prepare for a physical examination

According to the National Library of Medicine, arriving prepared for your appointment can help you get the most out of your visit and avoid unnecessary follow-ups with your doctor.

First, go over your family's medical history and be ready to discuss any health conditions that run in your family, such as high blood pressure, cancer, or diabetes. According to the National Library of Medicine, your doctor may use this information to see if you're at risk for these same health issues.

The National Library of Medicine suggests that you check to see whether any general checkups or vaccines are needed. If you're not sure, call your doctor ahead of time so you can dress correctly or make extra arrangements if you need to go through specific tests.

Lastly, the NLM suggests writing down a list of issues and questions to mention during your appointment. For example, if you’ve been experiencing any new or different symptoms, write these down so your doctor can examine you for related health problems.

How a physical examination is performed

According to the National Library of Medicine, the manner in which your physical exam is conducted is mostly determined by your gender and age, due to changes in anatomy and health problems that affect different age groups.

Male examination

According to the National Library of Medicine, males between the ages of 18 and 39 have their height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) examined at every appointment. Males in this age bracket may be questioned about mental health issues such as depression, as well as their eating, exercise, and substance use habits. Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease may all be checked.

According to the National Library of Medicine, men aged 40 to 64 receive the same services as men aged 18 to 39, as well as screenings for colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis. Men in their sixties and seventies may also be asked about their medications and whether they have recently fallen.

Female examination

At each checkup, females between the ages of 18 and 39 will have their height, weight, and BMI measured. According to the National Library of Medicine, females should have their blood pressure tested every one to two years, and cervical cancer screenings should begin at the age of 21. During their regular physical, females in this age bracket may also have diabetes and cholesterol screenings.

According to the National Library of Medicine, women between the ages of 40 and 64 receive all of the same services as younger women, as well as lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and osteoporosis screenings. Women over the age of 65 may be subjected to routine mammograms and may be asked about any medications they are taking.

Lab tests

Based on the findings of your physical exam, your doctor may prescribe lab tests to confirm or rule out one or more diseases. The NLM says that lab tests may be used as part of examinations for disorders like colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.

Before your appointment, call your doctor to find out if you'll be having lab tests and what they'll entail so you can make the required preparations.

Following up after a physical examination

If one of your screens or lab tests comes back positive or inconclusive, you may be contacted following your physical examination. In such cases, your doctor will contact you to discuss treatment options or to prescribe more testing and screening. Your doctor can tell you more about what to expect after your physical exam in terms of follow-up.

Resources

A routine annual physical is one of many types of physical exams to help patients and providers identify potentially harmful conditions early and make sure you are staying healthy with preventative care. Here are a few related topics to explore, including other types of physical exams:

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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