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General

— Do I need a Doctors Prescription?

— NO.

 

— If I do have a doctors order can I take advantage of your low fees? What is the advantage of utilizing your service?

— If you are currently unisured, self insured, have a high co-pay or deductable, have an HSA or simply want to keep on top of your own health Advanced Screening and Wellness has thousands of tests, diagnostic tests and low cost referrals to help you stay on top of your health.

 

— Will I be exposed for any screening test?

— No, All testing is conducted in the privacy of your home or in private rooms or partitioned spaces that allow complete privacy. You will remain covered for all tests, allowing for the most comfortable experience.

 

— How will I get my results?

— We upload all your results online, which you will have access to. This allows you to securely access it whenever you want.

 

— Why don't other companies provide Heart Ultrasounds?
— Cardiac Ultrasound requires a great deal of technician skill. Other companies that provide "Cardiac" screenings only use blood markers and do not actually image the heart. Bodyguard Vital Screen identifies common cardiac problems that could cause further complications later on in life.

 

— Should I wear any special clothing?

— We do not require you to disrobe, but we do ask that you wear loose comfortable clothing so that we may access all required areas for our diagnostic tests. We do ask that female customers do NOT wear a dress, as this would not afford you the best privacy during a screening. Please refrain from wearing any tight fitting clothing, as this may impede our technicians from properly scanning your vitals.

 

— Does Ultrasound Hurt?

— No. Ultrasound is as harmless as having someone talking to you or listening to music. It does not emit any type of radiation and is the preferred method of imaging when trying to reduce or limit radiation exposure for those who have already received many X-Rays, CT Scans and MRI's.

 

— Does USAScreen share my info?

— Never. We do not share, sell or give away your name, address, results or any other protected health information. We value your privacy.

 

— How should I prepare for my exams?

— Only aortic ultrasound requires special preparation prior to screening. Simply hold all food intake 4 hours prior to your scheduled exam time. This helps reduce gas bubbles that may appear in the digestive track and improve image quality so you get the most accurate results possible.

 

— What is the objective of preventive health screenings?

— Preventive health screenings are an affordable and effective way to identify hidden disease risk. For many people, getting screened is the first step in early intervention to prevent potential health events later in their lives. It helps people understand their risks so that they can consult with their doctor and take the right steps towards a healthier future.

 

— Why should I have these screenings done if I have no symptoms?

— Many people are at risk for diseases such as stroke and heart disease but experience no symptoms. Early detection and control can prevent major consequences down the road.

 

— At what age should I be screened?

— This is a personal decision, based on your risk factors and family history. For example, the National Stroke Association states that your risk of stroke increases with age and doubles every decade after age 55. We generally recommend vascular screening beginning at age 50; however, if you have diabetes, or a family history of stroke, heart disease, or AAA, talk to your doctor about getting screened after age 40.

 

— How often should I have these general health screenings?

— This is a personal decision based on your risk factors and previous screening results. Many of our customers incorporate yearly screenings into their preventive healthcare regimen to complement their regular physicals.

 

— How can your company afford to do these professional health screenings for such a low cost?

— We are a private company which runs a very efficient operation. In addition, by working in partnership with corporations, local institutions and other community organizations that act as our host sites, we do not have to maintain a brick-and-mortar building in every community we serve, which cuts down on our cost.

 

— I work during the day. Can I schedule a screening later in the day?

— We try to accommodate people’s work schedules with check-in times that are early in the day or during lunch. We also often offer later weekday screenings as well as some screenings on Saturdays.

 

— I have a doctor. Why do I need USAScreen?

— Your doctor is our partner. Doctors often recommend screenings, as they recognize the screenings can be an important complement to the care of a physician. We help you get the information you and your physician need to work toward improving your health.

 

— Can my physician do this type of preventive health screening as part of my routine physical?

— No. There is a gap in the healthcare system: If you are asymptomatic, meaning you are not yet sick and feel well, but have risk factors such as age, family history of disease or certain health conditions, our nation’s system is not well designed to take preventive steps towards your good health. We are quite good at treating illness once symptoms occur; but for many diseases like stroke, the first symptom is a stroke. Four out of five stroke victims have no apparent symptoms or warning signs.

Likewise, osteoporosis is painless in early stages and most people are completely unaware of the condition until a fracture occurs. That’s why we offer simple, low-cost screenings to help you identify a problem as early as possible. Once you have our screenings, your doctor can use our results to determine next steps, including ordering insurance-covered diagnostic testing and treatment if necessary.

 

— Does Medicare or insurance cover professional health screenings?

— Insurance coverage varies from policy to policy. We will provide you with a detailed receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company to determine coverage. You should also make a copy of your results to send along with the receipt. Medicare and health insurance generally do not allow for coverage of our screenings. Medicare currently covers a one-time abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening at their “Welcome to Medicare” physical, for men only, at age 65, if they have a history of smoking. Please check with your doctor to see if you are eligible for this test.