A health check-up, also known as a general or medical check-up, is an annual visit to the general practitioner to check in on your physical health.
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A health check up or a medical check up is a routine visit made to your general practitioner yearly to evaluate your physical health. This is necessary to keep tabs on your health, and catch any potential issues in early stages.
A health check up will usually start with a discussion about your medical history, current illnesses/pain and the doctor will answer any pressing questions that you may have. In addition, a basic health check-up will include the following:
Please note that the tests included in your general health check-up will vary based on the clinic you choose, what is covered by your insurance, and what extra tests may be more suitable to your individual case.
The health check up can vary in duration depending on the ‘package’ you choose. It, typically lasts between 45-90 minutes. You should make sure to have your medical history, and any questions or queries ready for the doctor. A check-up is done even when you may feel like you are perfectly healthy. It is a necessary preventative step in ensuring your long time well-being.