Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center
Family Medicine Clinic & Urgent Care located in Morehead City, NC
Many health conditions don't cause symptoms in their early stages. Health screenings and diagnostics are the only way to know if you're healthy or if you need treatment. Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center in Morehead City, North Carolina, offers a comprehensive range of screenings and diagnostic tests to help you and your family stay healthy. If you're concerned about your health or are due for any health screenings, call Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center, make an appointment online, or come into the office today.
Screenings and Diagnostics Q&A
Why would I need health screenings or diagnostics?
Health screenings and diagnostic tests are a critical part of preventive health care. These tests provide information about your health that isn't visible to the naked eye and helps your provider create customized wellness plans to improve and protect your health.
Many health conditions are asymptomatic — don't cause symptoms — in their early stages. For example, around 70 million American adults have high blood pressure, but as many as 13 million of them don't know they have it. But if you have routine blood pressure screenings at your annual physical exam, you and your provider can monitor your blood pressure and take action if it starts to rise.
What are the available screenings and diagnostics?
Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center offers a wide range of health screenings and diagnostics, including:
- Blood pressure screening
- Diabetes tests
- Cholesterol screenings
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) digital X-rays
- PSA tests
- Pap smears
- Breast exams
- STD tests
- Tuberculosis tests
- Hearing screening
- Vision tests
- Cardiac assessments with EKG
This comprehensive range of tests ensures that the team at Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center monitors your health and provides the customized care you need to stay healthy.
What is occupational health?
Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center also offers work-related screenings and exams. Whether you need a DOT physical, pre-employment drug-screening, or another work-related medical service, the team is on hand to provide the services you need and complete the necessary paperwork to prove you're fit for work.
How do I know which health screenings I need?
Your provider at Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center advises what health screenings you need. The screenings you need depend on your age and other risk factors. All adults should have blood pressure screenings and blood tests for diabetes and cholesterol every year.
Also, unless you have an increased risk of cervical or breast cancer, women should start having Pap smears when they become sexually active or turn 21, but don't need to start having mammograms until they're 40. Similarly, men should begin to have PSA screenings at 50, unless you have a family history of prostate cancer.
If you need a diagnostic test for school or work or are due for a standard health screening, call Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center, make an appointment online, or come into the practice today.