Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
What is Health Screening?
Getting a Health Screening done basically means getting a health check. A Health Screening package comprises a set of medical examinations conducted on an outpatient basis and comes with a detailed medical report. The tests are usually conducted in the morning, after which a follow-up consultation appointment will be scheduled for our doctor to advise you on your overall health status. Our doctor will identify any potential health risks and if needed, advise you on lifestyle changes.
Why should I do it?
For early detection of "silent killers" such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Early detection helps prevent some of the serious complications that these ailments cause. Our Health Screening packages are designed to identify these illnesses and their predisposing factors. With early detection and proper medical guidance, these diseases or health risks can be treated or even prevented.
- Please arrive and register 30 minutes before the time of your appointment.
- Please fast from 10pm the night before the tests. Plain water to quench your thirst is acceptable.
- Please stop any medication on the day of the examination.
- Please bring along on the day of your examination:
- A small amount of stool sample in a disposable container.
- Your past medical reports or films (up to three years).
- Any medication and vitamin supplements.
- Please bring along running attire. Slippers and bare feet are not acceptable.
- The last meal should be light and taken more than 2 hours before the examination. Please refrain from taking any coffee, tea or alcohol.
- If you’re not feeling well on the day of the examination, please reschedule the appointment.
- Some drugs such as Digoxin (heart pills), Nitroglycerin, Propanolol & Atenolol (beta-blockers) can interfere with the test. Please consult your doctor.
- If you have a hairy chest, please try to trim it before the examination as it can affect the readings.
- Please ensure that you are not having menstruation if you are doing a Pap smear.
- If you are scheduled for an X-ray, please inform the staff if you are pregnant or suspect you may be.
- Do not put any talcum powder, lotion or perfume on your body on the day of the mammogram.
- The examination should be performed during the first 10 days after your last menstruation.
- If you are below 40 years of age, you will need a consultation with a doctor (available at SATA CommHealth medical centres).
- You should not be having a mammogram on days when you experience engorgement.
- Please bring along your old films for comparison (if available).