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1040 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 066141040 Barnum Ave
Open until 8:00 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
4.64(337 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Stratford - 1040 Barnum Ave, Stratford
It was amazing! The staff are absolutely fantastic

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795 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484795 Bridgeport Ave
Open until 8:00 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
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Shelton - 795 Bridgeport Ave

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78 Pershing Dr, Derby, CT 0641878 Pershing Dr
Open until 8:00 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
4.76(4.7k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Derby - 78 Pershing Dr, Derby
Staff very friendly. Caregivers knowledgeable. In and out in a very reasonable amount of time. Would use them again for an urgent care need.

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236 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477236 Boston Post Rd
Open until 8:00 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
4.64(237 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Orange - 236 Boston Post Rd, Orange
Took my son for an eye infection and they where Very fast and staff was friendly definitely recommend them. Thank's

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346 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851346 Main Ave
Open until 8:00 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
4.72(659 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Norwalk - 346 Main Ave, Norwalk
My new fav place for care!! Competent and friendly staff who saw me quickly. Very clean facility.

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266 S Main St, Newtown, CT 06470266 S Main St
Open until 8:00 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
4.71(288 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Newtown - 266 S Main St, Newtown
All went well. You do need to accept cash according to federal law.

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278 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT 06478278 Oxford Rd
Open until 7:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
4.88(4.3k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Priority Urgent Care, Oxford - 278 Oxford Rd
Amazing staff PA Weglinski is friendly professional and caring got me the care i need fast and would highly recommend to any family or firend’s also the staff checked me in right away also was amazing highly recommend!

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10 South St, Ridgefield, CT 0687710 South St
Open until 8:00 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
4.59(550 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Ridgefield - 10 South St, Ridgefield
Each and every staff person was very friendly and professional. It was a positive experience

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356 Hemingway Ave, East Haven, CT 06512356 Hemingway Ave
Open until 7:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
4.86(1.9k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Priority Urgent Care, East Haven - 356 Hemingway Ave
Considering how many people there were waiting, it was not a bad wait. Staff very competent and friendly.

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1650 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 065141650 Dixwell Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.45(861 reviews)
Express Care Urgent Care, Hamden Urgent Care - 1650 Dixwell Ave, Hamden
Refused to complete the exam. Charged me anyway. Not interested in some woke crybaby demanding respect. Two way street

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2165 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 065142165 Dixwell Ave
Open until 8:00 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
4.61(6.3k reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Hamden - 2165 Dixwell Ave, Hamden
Everyone is friendly and helpful, from the receptionist to the nurses to the provider. Attentive doctors that listen to concerns and provide detailed and helpful information. They take both physical and mental health into consideration.

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900 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488900 Main St S
Open until 8:00 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
4.65(283 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Southbury - 900 Main St S, Southbury
I had a very good experience. I want to thank everyone at PhysicianOne for their highly professional care and treatment of me.

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31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield, CT 0680431 Old Rte 7
Open until 8:00 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(323 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Brookfield - 31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield
Great. Customer interface from all I met

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920 Wolcott St, Waterbury, CT 06705920 Wolcott St
Open until 8:00 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
4.39(352 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Waterbury - 920 Wolcott St, Waterbury
This is the only place i go they are wonderful and very caring thank you 🙏

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645 Marble Ave, Thornwood, NY 10594645 Marble Ave
Open until 8:00 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
4.54(1.2k reviews)
Pulse-MD Urgent Care, Thornwood - 645 Marble Ave
The staff and doctor was very caring with our son who has special needs.

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572 US-6, Mahopac, NY 10512572 US-6
Open until 8:00 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
4.6(1.8k reviews)
Pulse-MD Urgent Care, Mahopac - 572 US-6, Mahopac
Pulse MD saw me in a health crisis and immediately I felt calmed by their friendly and professional staff. Nurse Jose was excellent-professional, reassuring and personable. The doctor provided necessary explanations and suggestions.

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80 US-6, Baldwin Place, NY 1050580 US-6
Open until 8:00 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
4.78(319 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Somers - 80 US-6, Baldwin Place
The staff was very courteous, friendly, and very attentive!

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294 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY 10607294 Tarrytown Rd
Open until 6:15 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
4.76(813 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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White Plains Urgent Care - 294 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains
I’ve been to White Plains Urgent Care twice.The physicians are very thorough, professional and kind and answered all my questions. The staff is professional as well and the office and exam rooms are very clean.

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1030 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 105431030 W Boston Post Rd
Open until 8:00 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
4.47(139 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Mamaroneck - 1030 W Boston Post Rd
My first time at the Physicians One located in Mamaroneck. Online appointment booking was easy. Receptionist was friendly. Ray gave an excellent throat culture! MaryAm, the PA, was knowledgeable and a good listener. I would return to this urgent care.

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1862 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY 105101862 Pleasantville Rd
Open until 8:00 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
4.38(750 reviews)
Pulse-Md Urgent Care, Briarcliff - 1862 Pleasantville Rd
Donald and the team were lovely, efficient, and thorough. Thank you.

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Recent Physical Exam Reviews (10)

Everything was great about my experience up until i was given my results of a covid test and the doctor began to berate me with questions about vaccination and why i was against it. As a medical professional, i would expect a bit more professionalism. I came in for a covid test, not a lecture on how my life decisions are wrong in his eyes. Also, why was the doctor trying to perform a physical when that had nothing to do with my appointment? Seems like you have a rogue doctor trying to be a hero on your staff..

- Verified patient on 8/25

The connection was not great but overall the doctor was able to assist me and prescribe me the medication I needed! Highly recommend though due to the corona virus! Because when I called the office I was told their was many people waiting to be seen for covid-19 and I did not want to physically go to the office and be exposed to the virus! So they recommended the virtual way and it was a great help!

- Verified patient on 4/19

It was a great experience! I do wish they would have emailed me my COVID test results. It would just be helpful to have physical confirmation of the results. I really appreciated, however, that the doctor called me personally to tell me my test result.

- Verified patient on 9/4

I had to have some medical forms filled for a USCG pre-licensing physical. The entire process took less than 30 minutes. I highly recommend the professionals at the Hamden location.

- Verified patient on 10/3

Dr was very supportive. She recommended that I come in for a live visit so I will go in this afternoon for a physical check up.

- Verified patient on 1/6

Amanda Pinkerton PA-C and the staff were amazing with my son during his school physical! Thank you Premier Urgent Care for your kindness and professionalism!

- Verified patient on 7/21

The staff was was extremely courteous and my examination was very thorough. I felt the nurse practitioner genuinely cared about my physical well being.

- Verified patient on 7/27

I went in for a Fire Department physical. It was a very good experience and the entire staff was very friendly.

- Verified patient on 2/7

Routine physical for the fire department and Dot. It was good and professional

- Verified patient on 1/24

Very nice. I wish we could make appointments for CDL physical.

- Verified patient on 7/8

Connecticut Physical Exams

As part of a doctor's routine checkup, a physical examination is usually performed. Learn more about what happens during a physical exam to better prepare for your next medical appointment.

Physical examination

A physical examination is when a healthcare professional examines and studies your body to see if you have a physical health problem. The four components of a physical examination, according to the National Library of Medicine, are inspection, palpation, auscultation, and percussion (NLM).

During the examination, your doctor looks over your body for any issues, such as skin flaws. Palpation is the technique of feeling your body with your fingers or hands, such as when a doctor feels for a tumor or mass, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Auscultation is a method of listening to sounds, such as your heartbeat, by your doctor. Making noises, such as tapping on various body parts, is referred to as percussion. This is usually done to determine the size and consistency of your organs, as well as the presence or absence of fluids in specific places, according to the National Library of Medicine.

The purpose of an annual physical exam

According to the National Library of Medicine, an annual physical exam can help you discover and avoid health problems you may not be aware of.

An annual physical exam is used to screen for diseases like cancer and to see whether you're at risk for certain health problems like diabetes. A yearly physical checkup, according to the National Library of Medicine, helps you to stay current on vaccines and other preventative health treatments, as well as make smart lifestyle choices that benefit your general health. Another benefit of having a yearly physical examination is that you can communicate with your doctor at any time if you develop an illness or chronic disease.

How to prepare for a physical examination

According to the National Library of Medicine, being prepared for your appointment will help you make the most of your time with your doctor and avoid unnecessary follow-ups.

First, review your family's medical history and be prepared to discuss any inherited health concerns, such as high blood pressure, cancer, or diabetes. Your doctor may use this information to assess if you're at risk for these same health problems, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Check with the National Library of Medicine to discover if any general exams or immunizations are required. If you're not sure, call your doctor ahead of time to make sure you're dressed appropriately or to make special arrangements if you need to undergo specialized tests.

Finally, the National Library of Medicine recommends making a list of issues and questions to bring up at your meeting. If you've been suffering any new or different symptoms, for example, write them down so your doctor can evaluate you for any linked health issues.

How a physical examination is performed

The manner in which your physical exam is conducted is primarily governed by your gender and age, according to the National Library of Medicine, due to differences in anatomy and health problems that impact different age groups.

Male examination

Males between the ages of 18 and 39 have their height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) measured at every consultation, according to the National Library of Medicine. Males in this age group may be asked about mental health issues including depression, as well as their food, exercise, and substance use habits. It is possible to assess your blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.

Males aged 40 to 64 receive the same services as men aged 18 to 39, including colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis screenings, according to the National Library of Medicine. Men in their sixties and seventies may also be questioned about their medications and whether or not they have fallen recently.

Female examination

Females between the ages of 18 and 39 will have their height, weight, and BMI checked at each visit. Females should have their blood pressure checked every one to two years, according to the National Library of Medicine, and cervical cancer screenings should begin at the age of 21. Females in this age group may get diabetes and cholesterol screenings as part of their routine medical examination.

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

Lab tests

Your doctor may order lab tests to confirm or rule out one or more disorders based on the results of your physical exam. Lab tests may be utilized as part of evaluations for illnesses such as colorectal cancer and cervical cancer, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Call your doctor ahead of time to find out if you'll be getting blood tests and what they'll entail so you can make the necessary arrangements.

Following up after a physical examination

Following your physical examination, you may be called if one of your screens or lab tests comes back positive or inconclusive. Your doctor will contact you in such circumstances to discuss treatment choices or to recommend additional tests and screening. Your doctor can tell you more about what to expect in terms of follow-up after your physical exam.

Physical Exam FAQs

  • What is a physical exam?

    A physical exam is a procedure in which your doctor examines your body to see whether you have any health problems.

  • What happens at a physical for a woman?

    A doctor will review a woman's medical history and perform the recommended screenings for her age group during a physical exam. According to the National Library of Medicine, she may also have her blood pressure and cholesterol levels examined, as well as have a conversation with her doctor about any new or existing health concerns.

  • Why are physical exams important?

    Physical exams are crucial, according to the National Library of Medicine, since they can uncover health concerns that you may be unaware of and help you minimize your chance of developing future health problems such as osteoporosis or diabetes.

  • How long do exams take?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, the length of time it takes for your doctor to do a physical exam is largely determined by the type and quantity of procedures and screenings that will be performed during your consultation. So that you can make the necessary arrangements, ask your doctor how long the exam will take.

  • What are common lab tests that can be ordered during a physical exam?

    During a physical exam, your doctor may prescribe a Pap test, a blood glucose test for diabetes, a cholesterol test, a complete blood count, and a thyroid-stimulating hormone test, according to the National Library of Medicine. During your next appointment, your doctor can provide you more information about the lab tests that may be recommended for you.

  • What vital signs are taken during a physical?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, vital signs are normally measured during an annual doctor visit because they alter with age, weight, activity level, and overall health. Blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and breathing rate are examples of vital indicators.

  • What questions should you ask your doctor during a physical?

    You can learn more about your health and the activities you can take to address or avoid specific health problems by asking questions during your physical checkup. According to the National Library of Medicine, you should bring a list of questions and concerns about your health to your appointment, such as new symptoms you're experiencing and screens and tests you should undergo based on your age, gender, and family history.

  • Where can I find and book a physical exam in Connecticut?

    Solv is the simplest and most convenient way to schedule a physical test. You may rest easy knowing your physical exam is being handled by a knowledgeable doctor thanks to Solv's database of just the highest-rated providers in your area. Visit Solv now to locate an urgent care clinic or a doctor who can offer physical exams near you.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

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    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002274.htm
  2. Percussion (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002281.htm
  3. Physical exam frequency (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002125.htm
  4. Health Checkup (September 15, 2021)
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  5. Health screenings for men ages 18 to 39 (February 4, 2022)
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  6. Health screenings for men ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
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  7. Health screenings for men age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
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  8. Health screenings for women ages 18 to 39 (February 4, 2022)
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  9. Health screenings for women ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
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  10. Health screenings for women age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
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  11. The 411 on common lab tests (November 19, 2019)
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