Last fact-checked: 15 December 2020
Booking a medical check-up package at one of our partner clinics around the world is a great way to keep track of your health and to monitor how well your body’s systems are functioning. Although heading to the doctor might not seem like the most activity while on holiday or business, it is a good way of saving money while giving yourself a little peace of mind.
Keep reading to learn more about check-up packages and how simple it is to book with Medical Departures.
During a health check-up, the screening process covers a range of different tests, such as blood tests and scans, as well as a thorough examination and consultation with a doctor. When it’s all finished, you’ll receive a full record of your results, as well as advice/explanations about what they mean, and recommendations from your doctor on how to maintain or improve results for the future.
Another key benefit of health check-ups is that the routine tests involved may show up early warning signs of ill health, even though you may not have any symptoms and could be totally unaware of any problem. When a disease is detected early, it can usually be treated more successfully than if delayed, and is thus likely to have much less of an impact on your life.
Health screening packages vary in terms of which tests are included; you will need to check to see whether it fulfills your requirements. If there is something particularly important you need to be examined, then you should discuss it with the doctor or Medical Departures’ Customer Care Team beforehand.
Basic health check-ups usually consist of a physical examination, and measurements such as height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI). You may also be given vision or hearing tests.
Many bodily functions can be assessed through blood tests, and these include:
A full blood count (FBC)
Lipid profiles (cholesterol)
You may also have a stool and urine analysis.
Other tests that may be included in a more thorough health evaluation may include:
Scans and x-rays, including electrocardiography (ECG) to monitor the heart
Bone density scans to measure bone strength
Ultrasound and chest x-rays
You’ve heard the saying “prevention is better than cure” and this is exactly why a medical check-up should be something to consider. Contemporary healthcare trends are very much geared toward preventing disease; this can be achieved through education which can enable people to take more responsibility for their own wellbeing. Screening programs play a big role in this effort.
A medical check-up can help put your mind at ease about your body’s health and assist you in making future decisions in terms of modifying your lifestyle to achieve and maintain optimal health—both now and in the future.
Browse our listings of quality checked clinics and hospitals that offer affordable health check-up packages. You can also use our search function to find a verified facility in a specific destination.
See below for ways to schedule your appointment quickly and conveniently with Medical Departures—or contact our Customer Care Team who are available 24/7.
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