Lifetime Urgent Care is a convenient place to go in your community for a physical exam. If all you need is a basic checkup, that’s no problem for us. Or maybe your child needs a physical for school? We can provide that too. Even if your whole family is behind on your physical exam schedule, we can help! Get in touch with us today or just come on by our urgent care center, no appointment necessary, for physicals in Flint, MI.
Why do you need physicals?
The most fundamental kind of healthcare is primary care, and physicals are fundamental to primary care. A physical exam is a way for a doctor to check your general health. This can be necessary and even vital if you’re ill or injured. For instance, if you have a respiratory infection, a doctor may need to perform a physical in order to diagnose the infection properly and determine its severity.
Even if you’re well, physicals can be vital. A doctor can check for any signs of health issues that could eventually become serious, such as signs of breast cancer developing. So, physicals are necessary to diagnose and prevent health conditions, and anyone of any gender or age should get them.
Who needs physicals? What type of physicals are there?
Males and females of any age, including newborns, children, young adults, and adults, require regular physicals. The frequency depends on age, overall health, and other factors, so you should speak with a medical professional about how often you and your loved ones should get a physical done. Annual physicals are recommended for anyone over 50, as these people are at a greater risk for common and chronic health conditions like pneumonia.
Commercial vehicle drivers need a DOT physical before they can drive, and children often require a school physical when attending a new school. Here’s a list of the different types of physicals we offer at Lifetime Urgent Care, and a bit of a description about who would typically need each type of physical:
- Men’s physicals, women’s physicals, pediatric physicals for youths, and geriatric physicals for seniors
- DOT physicals for commercial vehicle drivers
- Employment physical examinations for new or existing employees
- Camp physicals for kids who are joining a camp
- Sports physicals for kids, young adults, or adults joining a new sports team
- School physicals for youths attending a new school
- Immigration physical exams for travellers to another continent
- And others
What should you expect at a physical?
A physical exam is pretty straightforward and simple. If applicable, just remember to bring in any referral form you or your family member received for a physical. The provider of the exam will check things like your medical history, recent test results, family history of health, blood pressure, heart rate, motor functions, heart health, lung health, etc. If required, the doctor will also do drug/alcohol testing. The exam is a good opportunity for you to bring up any health concerns or questions you have, so be sure to come to the exam prepared to do this too!
Do you provide physicals in Flint, MI?
Yes, we do! Lifetime Urgent Care is located over at 2469 W. Hill Rd Flint, MI 48507, and we provide any type of physical exam here. With our clinic, an appointment is not necessary for you to get a physical exam, so you can simply come by for a physical right away. Our clinic is open for you and your loved ones Monday to Friday (8 am to 8 pm) and weekend hours (10 am to 6 pm). Come see us anytime during those hours.
We look forward to your visit with us soon here at Lifetime Urgent Care!