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3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 941323251 20th Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.69(54 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Stonestown - 3251 20th Ave
It was great. Friendly, and knowledgeable provider.

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210 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401210 Baldwin Ave
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • May 2010:00 am - 10:00 pm
4.79(1.6k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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After Hour Pediatrics, Urgent Care Clinic - Kids Only - 210 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo
Dr Stuart Killion was amazing. Very kind and caring!!!

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1998 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021998 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.2(35 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Castro - 1998 Market St
Dr Fitzpatrick was thoughtful and attentive and did what tests she could. Her diagnosis of pneumonia was not confirmed by the staff at CPMC, however. It seems I have some sort of infection, maybe more than one—perhaps bronchitis for one. The high pulse rate was due to dehydration. BTW the X-ray copy I took to the hospital was incompatible with its system. Nonetheless I appreciate the care I was given at Carbon.

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1390 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021390 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.5(24 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Civic Center - 1390 Market St
Always far exceeds expectations.

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2131 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 941222131 Irving St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.42(36 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Irving St. - 2131 Irving St
This was probably best urgent care I have ever been to.

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46 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA 9440346 Hillsdale Mall
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.54(65 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, San Mateo - Hillsdale Mall - 46 Hillsdale Mall
Great service great staff thank you for your help God bless you

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411 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610411 Grand Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.38(55 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Oakland - 411 Grand Ave
Nurse Wing was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, considerate and compassionate. Support staff excellent as well.

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2920 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 947052920 Telegraph Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.19(59 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Berkeley - 2920 Telegraph Ave
First time here. Clinician had a clear plan for aleviating my issue.

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1080 Monroe St, Albany, CA 947061080 Monroe St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.72(83 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Albany - 1080 Monroe St
I couldn’t ask for better care than I received.

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303 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925303 Corte Madera Town Center
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.39(71 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Corte Madera - 303 Corte Madera Town Center
Entire experience was great. Numerous appts available on line. Receptionist, nurse and doctor all were friendly, efficient, and professional. The best Urgent Care facility I have experienced.

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3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 945493799 Mount Diablo Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.69(797 reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Lafayette: In-Clinic Visit - 3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thank goodness for the kind people at Stat Med. My 81 year old husband tested positive with a home kit the day before Christmas. Couldn't get into John Muir Health or his doctor. We "walked" into Stat Med and had our test, plus a consult with a doctor, in 2 hours. We applaud their dedication to serve our community!

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901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord, CA 94520901 Sunvalley Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.63(1.6k reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Concord: In-Clinic Visit - 901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord
Terrible that’s it takes 2 hrs to check in be tested and be seen…. And this is every time I come here. Today my 1 yr old daughter was being seen and though the service is great… protocol to take your toddler out of the car to check in , wait to be told to go back to the car with your toddler and wait again for tests… and then wait again for test results!! Then be called in to wait again for vitals then wait again for the doctor.., to do all this with a toddler is absolutely impossible that my only complaint

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1125 Arnold Dr, Martinez, CA 945531125 Arnold Dr
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.36(22 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Martinez - 1125 Arnold Dr
Close to home. Spotless facility Knowledgeable and kind staff

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2712 Augustine Dr, Santa Clara, CA 950542712 Augustine Dr
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.36(50 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Santa Clara - 2712 Augustine Dr
Really friendly. Excellent experience.

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1387 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA 945101387 E 2nd St
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.85(2.1k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Urgent Care + TeleHealth, Benicia - 1387 E 2nd St
I was seen quickly and problem solved. Thanks. Just walked in and was seen in are minutes.

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3466 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 950513466 El Camino Real
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.19(16 reviews)
Instant Urgent Care, Santa Clara - 3466 El Camino Real

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132 Vintage Oaks Way, Novato, CA 94945132 Vintage Oaks Way
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.68(72 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Novato - 132 Vintage Oaks Way
Great first experience. The only issue I have is that no one there answers the phone. We got a prescription sent to a pharmacy (our standard one) and the pharmacy didn’t have it in stock. Because carbon health does not answer the phone, where I could have had them submit the scrip to a new pharmacy, I needed to be the middle person on a wild goose chase between the pharmacy that didn’t have the medication and one that did. This is a very stressful position to be in as a parent with a very sick kid who desperately needs medicine. Other than that one component, I was happy with the experience. I reflected my disappointment under “staff friendliness”, as I wasn’t sure where else to put it. Staff wasn’t unfriendly, they just didn’t answer the phone.

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1411 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 951331411 Berryessa Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.44(27 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Market Park - 1411 Berryessa Rd
I am from out of state visiting in the area. I chose this facility from reading the reviews and roughly knew the area of the location. I made an online appointment. From the moment I walked into the facility, being seen and treated, I have nothing but praise and respect for the staff as well as the care I received. I’m this day and age and just visiting with having an unfortunate reason to be seen/treated I was completely satisfied. A little more pricey than I expected but what can I say? Thank you just the same for your professionalism.

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2690 5th St, Alameda, CA 945012690 5th St
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.42(48 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda Landing - 2690 5th St
Excellent experience. The provider was thorough and explained everything very well. All of the staff I interacted with were professional and pleasant.

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2671 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 945012671 Blanding Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.62(45 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda, Bridgeside Center - 2671 Blanding Ave
Wait time was good, got in at 1:40pm for my 1:30pm appointment. Staff was friendly and explained things to me. I did kind of get the impression that they were tired of me because I was trying to ask clarifying questions to make sure that later on I will not be thinking about the questions I was afraid to ask :P. It’s very easy for me to just accept what I’m told, and not ask anything, but I’m trying to learn to advocate for myself because it seems like that’s what is needed in healthcare. But I could tell they were definitely getting tired of me asking my dumb questions and just repeating answers they already gave because I was obviously didn’t hear it the first time. I probably need to work on my communication skills because I don’t feel like either of us felt like we were getting through to the other person. It felt like we both felt like we knew what the other person was saying and that they just weren’t willing to hear it.

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Recent Physical Exam Reviews (20)

Front desk were very helpful.I took my daughter in for a Sports Physical and my daughter was seen right away!I would definitely recommend others to go in for their high school Sports Physical.

- Verified patient on 10/13

Everyone was friendly and nice. Sports physical was as thorough as we expected. It was disappointing to have made an appointment and still have a one hour wait time to be seen.

- Verified patient on 8/11

Took my daughter for a sports physical. Had a great experience the ladies in the front were nice. The ma I didn't get his name was great very personable. The dr was great made us feel comfortable.

- Verified patient on 8/2

I took my kid for Sport Physical and they got us in, in a reasonable time with no appointment. Plus it was free when other places wanted to charge me $65 with a 5 hours of wait time.

- Verified patient on 9/18

We came to our sports physical and every one was helpful and friendly, from our initial phone appointment to the assistant and most especially the doctor! Beautiful new office ! We highly recommended Priority Urgent care on Allen Road! Thank you for the exceptional service!

- Verified patient on 9/15

I went for COVID-19 test. I did not have any symptoms, just need my negative test so I could go to physical therapy, as I had been exposed. They are pretty efficient, considering the amount of people coming in. They call you when they are ready for you, so you just sit in your car and wait.

- Verified patient on 1/8

The staff is friendly welcoming and friendly, I found the physical office/facility in *** Newman Avenue of Huntington Beach,CA is clean and light even should it be a bit busy. I found my virtual visit through Solv for telemedicine was equally excellent! Marsha answered ally questions, her answers also left me assured that I'm in perfect care.

- Verified patient on 11/19

We went here for a sports physical and it went amazing! No wait time and staff was very friendly. Establishment was very clean and professional. I definitely recommend.

- Verified patient on 7/13

My experience was fine however, I feel like absent the physical touching of the belly or listening to the belly, we are just guessing. It hurts to see a child in pain.

- Verified patient on 4/30

I took my daughter in to get a physical to play sports for high school had to wait about 30 minutes but once in the room the doctor was great great personality wish I knew his name

- Verified patient on 9/21

Had great experiences. Everyone was very friendly. Especially one young man, Walter- super thorough, organized, detailed, caring and very pleasant to deal with on the phone. I am a senior physical therapist with over a decade experience as a supervisor and really appreciate exceptional service when I see it. Thank you Walter!

- Verified patient on 5/18

The Nurse Practitioner who saw me here today was amazing. It has been a long time since I’ve been to an Urgent Care where a provider actually performs a proper physical assessment. She told me that I could come back for reassurance if needed which shows to me that she also performed a psychosocial assessment and responded appropriately to my anxiety.

- Verified patient on 7/18

Super grateful to have found this place. The wait time is super short and the doctor was very kind and helpful. I lost insurance and am in the process of getting coverage, and this was the only place that was willing to see me without waiting a long time for an appointment. I appreciated that the COVID test came with a physical exam so that my health concerns could be addressed at the same time. Highly recommend!

- Verified patient on 8/30

Called to make an appointment, but was pleased to find i can make an appt online and be seen without physically going in. Which is great when you don't feel good and dont want to get others sick. I spoke with Frankie before speaking with the provider, he was so polite and helpful with all my questions. I spoke with Missy regarding my ailment and wow! She made me feel instantly at ease! You can tell she really cares about her patients. I felt she definitely went above what I expected. Immediately after speaking with her I felt better, and trust in the treatment and care shes given me. Thank you MedCove I really appreciate it❤

- Verified patient on 5/3

Last minute physical needed to be done. It was quick and out the door with the necessary documents I needed. Will return if another physical is needed and will recommend of any friends/family need to get one done quick as well.

- Verified patient on 8/17

From the online registration to the physical appointment, all went very smooth. They were about to go to lunch but were still very friendly and not making me feel rushed. Even though they were out in the hot Sacramento sun in Covid-19 gear. Thx, everyone!

- Verified patient on 5/13

Thank you for your speedy and very friendly service today! I appreciate you getting son in and out in a safely manner for a sports physical. The doctor was friendly and made my son laugh with his humor! Great experience and service!

- Verified patient on 10/8

Had a very thorough medical assist who went over my injures and medical history. Very professional. The ZpA that treated me was very good and did a complete physical overview of my shoulder , arm and eye injury. Very knowledgeable and professional team at this office. Would definitely refer a friend or relative to get treatment at this site.

- Verified patient on 12/19

So great!! I was feeling to sick to go to the Doctor!! Then l discovered l did not half to!! I just needed antibiotics for a sinus infection l seem to get every year!! I was dizzy and weak. Not having to go on physically worked really well for my needs!! Thank you soo much!! I will tell everyone l know!

- Verified patient on 1/14

Always a great team every time I've been there physically or on the video appts . I wanted to add when I do come in Urgent Care physically they are such great staff the receptionist and a medical assistant they are also very helpful and courteous.

- Verified patient on 12/30

South San Francisco 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.

Physical Exam FAQs

  • How much does a physical exam cost in South San Francisco?

    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 South San Francisco today.

  • How can I book a physical exam in South San Francisco?

    If you are looking for a physical exam in South San Francisco, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for South San Francisco-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 South San Francisco?

    In general, physical exams will be available at South San Francisco-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 South San Francisco?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for physical exams can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for South San Francisco-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 South San Francisco?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on South San Francisco-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 South San Francisco?

    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 South San Francisco area.

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