Important information before your Annual Wellness or Well Woman Exam

Preventive Exams are also referred to as Annual Physical Exams, General Wellness Exams, Pediatric Well Child Check Ups, Pap Smear Exams, and Well Woman Exams. Please read below to find out which types of concerns are completed or excluded during a preventive exam.

Preventive exams include the following services.

  • General questions about your medical, family, surgical, and social histories

  • General orders including:

    • Complete blood count

    • High cholesterol screening

    • Diabetes screening

    • Thyroid disorder screening

    • Complete metabolic panel

    • Pap smear swab tests

    • STD/STI testing

    • Orders pertaining to colon cancer screening

    • Prostate cancer screening

    • Lung cancer screening (if you qualify)

    • Breast cancer screening

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening (if you qualify)

    • Other preventive screening tests for your age and birth gender

Preventive services and orders are only provided if you do not have a medical complaint or problem. We cannot bill any medical diagnoses as a preventive exam.

Well Woman exams are only provided if you have completed a general or annual physical exam within the prior 12 months. New patients need to bring the records from their previous Annual physical exam.

Preventive Exams do not include the following services.

  • Additional labs for vitamin deficiencies or any type of anemia

  • Auto-immune testing

  • Vaginal health complaints

  • Pregnancy tests

  • Medical complaints

  • Non-physical exam related forms

  • Medication refills

  • Imaging orders for non-screening purposes

If you are registered to receive a preventive exam, but want to have a problem evaluated, you will need to change the reason for visit at the time of check-in. You will be responsible for your copay, coinsurance, deductible, and any other patient responsibility assigned by your insurance company.

If you do not follow these steps and inform the Medical Assistant that you are changing your reason for visit, you will be required to go back to check-in or reschedule your appointment.