What to Expect
In a Paramedical Exam
A paramedical examination is a personal interview with you to collect information about your medical history. This interview may be performed over the phone or in-person at the time of your examination.
This information allows the insurance company to perform a comprehensive evaluation of your current health.
The examination usually includes a recording of height, weight, blood pressure and pulse. The examination also includes the collection of blood, urine, oral fluid, and an electrocardiogram (EKG) depending on the insurance company’s guidelines.
We care about each person we interact with and do everything we can to help them get the information they need to stay healthy. We have 3 examiners in our office and 6 mobile examiners who will come to your home or business.
To obtain accurate information, it is recommended you:
- Provide names and dosages of current medications.
- Have available names, addresses and phone numbers of any doctors or clinics visited in the last 5 years.
- Have a list of medical conditions or diagnoses including the date diagnosed, treatment, and the result of treatment and treating physician information.
- Be prepared with a picture ID at the time of your exam.
- Bring any application paperwork that was sent to you, filled out for the examiner unless otherwise instructed by your agent.
- Provide any history of problems associated with providing a specimen.
- Avoid strenuous exercise 12 hours prior to the exam.
- Reduce consumption of salt and foods high in cholesterol for 24 hours before your exam.
- Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages for at least 12 hours prior to the appointment.
- Fast for the required time period before your exam, typically between 4 to 8
- Refrain from consuming caffeine and nicotine for at least 1 hour before your appointment.
- Drink sufficient water for hydration for the blood draw and urine sample.