Pre-employment physicals assess a person’s ability to handle the physical demands of their job duties. These exams can protect both employers and employees from work-related lawsuits regarding injuries. It can also alert you to any potential health issues that may impact your health in the future.
Pre-employment physicals should not be a substitute for an annual physical. Employers are prohibited from using these exams as a way to discriminate against employees. In some cases, the employer may need to make reasonable adjustments, depending on the exam findings. Pre-employment physicals typically take around 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Anyone under 18 years old should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of their visit.
What to Expect During Pre-Employment Physicals
Pre-employment physicals involve a comprehensive exam and a review of your medical history along with vision or hearing tests. Additional tests such as strength tests and drug or alcohol screenings may be required, depending on the employer and job. Pre-employment physicals may include psychological testing, depending on the nature of the job. The doctor will only report medical information back to the employer that is relevant to the specific work duties.
What to Bring to Pre-Employment Physicals
Make sure to bring any forms that need to be signed along with a list of any current medications you may be taking. You will need to bring your driver’s license or another form of photo identification. You may need to bring your insurance card or payment if the costs are not covered by your employer.
Get Your Pre-Employment Physicals at Rapid Immediate Care
Pre-employment physicals are available at Rapid Immediate Care by appointment or walk-in basis. You can choose a time that works best for you so you do not have to worry about missing work. Contact our office to schedule your pre-employment physical today.