Periodic Health Visit

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A periodic health visit replaces what used to be called the annual physical examination.  This type of visit is tailored to your individual health situation.  The focus is on healthcare aspects specifically relevant to your age, gender and personal history, and includes preventive health practices with screening tests and appropriate counselling.  Talk to your family doctor or nurse practitioner for more information.

 

 

What to Expect

Periodic Health Visits are tailored to your individual needs and may include the following:

  1. Health History – this is your chance to mention any complaints or concerns about your health to your family physician or nurse practitioner.  Your vaccination status will be verified and your personal and family medical history will be updated.
  2. Vital Signs – may include: blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, weight.
  3. Physical Examination – a specific physical examination would be related to your individual health history and risk profile. Physical exam might include: heart, lungs, head and neck, abdomen, skin, etc. For males it may include an examination of the testes, prostate, penis or hernia.  For females it may include a breast exam, pelvic exam, or PAP test.
  4. Lab tests – there are no standard laboratory tests but your provider may order certain blood tests or diagnostic tests (x-ray, ultrasound) based on your health condition and requirements.
  5. Prevention – your provider may discuss certain preventive care measures like cancer screening or STI screening relevant to your health history and lifestyle.

How to Access

If you are rostered or registered with a physician at UOHS you can schedule a periodic health visit with that provider by calling us at 613-564-3950 or book online.

Important Information

Remember to bring a complete list of medications you are currently taking, a summary of your health history, and any questions you have for your provider to every periodic health visit.

Wait time

Approximate Wait time at Walk-in Clinic



Please consider making an appointment with your family doctor for non-urgent issues

Hours of Operation

Walk-in Clinic
100 Marie Curie, Ottawa

Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM*

*Summer Hours: The Walk-in Clinic will be closed on Sundays from June 4th to August 27th

Important Walk in appointment information for Rideau Clinic location

Contact

300-100 Marie Curie Pvt
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-564-3950

Fax: 613-564-6627

After Hours Access to Care

Patients registered with a family doctor at UOHS

In case of emergency, always dial 911. THAS connects you to a nurse who can provide medical advice, or, if appropriate, provide access to a family health team doctor or suggest that you go to emergency.

1-866-553-7205


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Ontario residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Telehealth Ontario is a free service that allows Ontario residents to speak to a Registered Nurse with their medical questions any time of the day or night. This could be when you're sick or injured but aren't sure if you need to see a doctor or can treat the situation at home.

1-866-797-0000


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Quebec residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Info-Santé 8-1-1  is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that puts you in contact with a nurse in case of a non-urgent health issue.

Info-Santé 811

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