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Follow these steps to make sure you have the best physical exam possible.

Not all patients are scheduled for all procedures. Please refer to your EHE Appointment Confirmation to review your scheduled procedures. 

Fasting is not required for your exam. We encourage you to drink water prior to your appointment and to continue taking any medication as prescribed by your physician.*

* Diabetic patients: Please cross-check your diabetes medications ANY TIME you are required to fast. Certain medications can drop blood sugar on an empty stomach.

For Men

18-39 Years Old

Laboratory Tests

Blood and urine collection

There is no additional pre-examination prep required. Should your EHE examining physician recommend additional tests, preparation instructions will be provided at that time.

Step Test

On the day of your exam, please avoid caffeine for two
hours before the test. Please avoid exercise or a heavy meal immediately before the test. Wear loose, comfortable fitting athletic wear and shoes appropriate for exercise.

40-64 Years Old

Laboratory Tests

Blood and urine collection

Cardiac Stress Test

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation.

  • Refrain from ingesting caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco within two hours of your Cardiac Stress Test (CST).
  • While fasting is not required, it is recommended that you avoid excessive food intake within two hours.
  • Avoid significant exercise that day.
  • Please bring comfortable sneakers and clothing that permits freedom of movement.
  • For optimal results, do not use any body wash, shower gel, cream, lotion, or moisturizer.

Important: You will be screened for Cardiac Stress Test eligibility at the time of your physical examination by your EHE Physician. Certain conditions and medications may preclude you from completing a CST at EHE. If you are not eligible, our physicians will discuss alternative options for cardiac-related screenings at the time of your examination. Should additional screenings be recommended, an appropriate referral will be made.

Step Test

On the day of your exam, please avoid caffeine for two
hours before the test. Please avoid exercise or a heavy meal immediately before the test. Wear loose, comfortable fitting athletic wear and shoes appropriate for exercise.

65+ Years Old

Laboratory Tests

Blood and urine collection

Cardiac Stress Test

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation.

  • Refrain from ingesting caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco within two hours of your Cardiac Stress Test (CST).
  • While fasting is not required, it is recommended that you avoid excessive food intake within two hours.
  • Avoid significant exercise that day.
  • Please bring comfortable sneakers and clothing that permits freedom of movement.
  • For optimal results, do not use any body wash, shower gel, cream, lotion, or moisturizer.

Important: You will be screened for Cardiac Stress Test eligibility at the time of your physical examination by your EHE Physician. Certain conditions and medications may preclude you from completing a CST at EHE. If you are not eligible, our physicians will discuss alternative options for cardiac-related screenings at the time of your examination. Should additional screenings be recommended, an appropriate referral will be made.

Step Test

On the day of your exam, please avoid caffeine for two
hours before the test. Please avoid exercise or a heavy meal immediately before the test. Wear loose, comfortable fitting athletic wear and shoes appropriate for exercise.

For Women

18-39 Years Old

Laboratory Tests

Blood and urine collection

Step Test

On the day of your exam, please avoid caffeine for two
hours before the test. Please avoid exercise or a heavy meal immediately before the test. Wear loose, comfortable fitting athletic wear and shoes appropriate for exercise.

PAP Test

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation.

  • For best results, this test should be performed one week after completing your menstrual period (results are not reliable if the test is conducted during a menstrual period).
  • It is recommended that you abstain from intercourse for 24 hours prior to the exam. If you are currently using any vaginal medications or douches, please consult with your healthcare provider prior to stopping.
40-64 Years Old

Laboratory Tests

Blood and urine collection

Step Test

On the day of your exam, please avoid caffeine for two
hours before the test. Please avoid exercise or a heavy meal immediately before the test. Wear loose, comfortable fitting athletic wear and shoes appropriate for exercise.

PAP Test

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation.

  • For best results, this test should be performed one week after completing your menstrual period (results are not reliable if the test is conducted during a menstrual period).
  • It is recommended that you abstain from intercourse for 24 hours prior to the exam. If you are currently using any vaginal medications or douches, please consult with your healthcare provider prior to stopping.

Mammogram

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation

  • If your last mammogram was not done at EHE Health, please bring your most recent film with you. This enables the radiologist to make a comparison study against your current films to identify any subtle changes that may have occurred since your last mammogram. On the day of your mammogram, do not apply any deodorant, perfume, lotion, or talcum powder on your upper body the day of your mammogram.

Cardiac Stress Test

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation.

  • Refrain from ingesting caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco within two hours of your Cardiac Stress Test (CST).
  • While fasting is not required, it is recommended that you avoid excessive food intake within two hours.
  • Avoid significant exercise that day.
  • Please bring comfortable sneakers and clothing that permits freedom of movement.
  • For optimal results, do not use any body wash, shower gel, cream, lotion, or moisturizer.

Important: You will be screened for Cardiac Stress Test eligibility at the time of your physical examination by your EHE Physician. Certain conditions and medications may preclude you from completing a CST at EHE. If you are not eligible, our physicians will discuss alternative options for cardiac-related screenings at the time of your examination. Should additional screenings be recommended, an appropriate referral will be made.

65+ Years Old

Laboratory Tests

Blood and urine collection

Step Test

On the day of your exam, please avoid caffeine for two
hours before the test. Please avoid exercise or a heavy meal immediately before the test. Wear loose, comfortable fitting athletic wear and shoes appropriate for exercise.

PAP Test

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation.

  • For best results, this test should be performed one week after completing your menstrual period (results are not reliable if the test is conducted during a menstrual period).
  • It is recommended that you abstain from intercourse for 24 hours prior to the exam. If you are currently using any vaginal medications or douches, please consult with your healthcare provider prior to stopping.

Mammogram

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation

  • If your last mammogram was not done at EHE Health, please bring your most recent film with you. This enables the radiologist to make a comparison study against your current films to identify any subtle changes that may have occurred since your last mammogram. On the day of your mammogram, do not apply any deodorant, perfume, lotion, or talcum powder on your upper body the day of your mammogram.

Cardiac Stress Test

If you are scheduled for this test, it will be indicated in your EHE Appointment Confirmation.

  • Refrain from ingesting caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco within two hours of your Cardiac Stress Test (CST).
  • While fasting is not required, it is recommended that you avoid excessive food intake within two hours.
  • Avoid significant exercise that day.
  • Please bring comfortable sneakers and clothing that permits freedom of movement.
  • For optimal results, do not use any body wash, shower gel, cream, lotion, or moisturizer.

Important: You will be screened for Cardiac Stress Test eligibility at the time of your physical examination by your EHE Physician. Certain conditions and medications may preclude you from completing a CST at EHE. If you are not eligible, our physicians will discuss alternative options for cardiac-related screenings at the time of your examination. Should additional screenings be recommended, an appropriate referral will be made.