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Short Pump Routine Checkups
Routine Checkups in Glen Allen
No Appointment Needed!
While most think of urgent care centers as the go-to resource for treatment of sudden illness or injury, did you know our clinic also offers routine checkups for both children and adults? Also called a physical exam, AFC Urgent Care Short Pump offers convenient, preventative healthcare for these wellness checks.
Simply walk into our urgent care clinic in Glen Allen for a routine checkup, no prior appointment needed.
What Does a Routine Checkup Include?
To begin, your height and weight will be taken, and then vital signs will be measured. Height, weight, and vital signs all act as a barometer of important bodily functions and provide a sort of quick snapshot of your overall health. Tracking vital signs over time, including blood pressure, pulse, body temperature, and respiration rates, are useful tools to assess your risk for numerous health conditions and chronic diseases. Before your physical exam, a family history will be taken, and you will discuss certain lifestyle choices pertaining to your health with your physician, including smoking, alcohol/drug use, sleeping patterns, sexual activity, diet and exercise. Your routine checkup at AFC Urgent Care Short Pump also includes a head-to-toe physical exam.
Why Do I Need a Routine Checkup if I Feel Fine?
If you wonder why a physical exam is necessary, you’re not alone. The fact is, many diseases are “silent killers,” which gradually manifest symptoms. These diseases, such as heart disease or Type 2 diabetes, are best treated in their early stages. A routine checkup can help keep you informed of your overall health and what you can do to ensure you stay as healthy as possible.
During a routine checkup at AFC Urgent Care Short Pump, you may request the following tests:
Heart rate reading
Blood panel test
We’re happy to offer patients convenient routine checkups and annual physicals in Glen Allen at convenient early, late, and weekend hours. Come in today to invest in your health!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.