Have you heard the term biometric screening before? Now you have, and it might be in your best interest to schedule one soon!
What is a biometric screening?
A biometric screening is a simple procedure performed by a medical professional to calculate someone’s basic health statistics, otherwise known as biometrics. These screenings are quick, painless, and informative – some of the reasons why you should consider scheduling one.
What is measured at a biometric screening?
At each screening, your important biometrics are assessed. A screening typically includes measurement of your:
- Height and weight
- Body mass index
- Glucose level
- Blood pressure
- HDL/LDL and total cholesterol (lipid profile)
- A1c blood sugar (for diabetics)
Why Should I have a biometric screening?
By knowing your biometric numbers, you will be able to assess your current level of well-being. This can help you begin or continue to live a healthy lifestyle.
Many insurance companies and employers provide an incentive for individuals to undergo a biometric screening. The data received at your visit can be transferred to your provider to potentially arrange for an insurance discount or rebate. However, it is best if you check your insurance plan to be sure.
Most companies use biometric screening data to guide corporate wellness programs and work environments which can create a better work atmosphere for both you and your employer.
RCR is now offering biometric screenings!
At RCR, each biometric screening is performed by one of our certified medical professionals and normally takes less than 15 minutes. Through a sample blood droplet, your results are available in minutes. You will also be available to discuss these numbers with a member of our medical staff. And, we are happy to listen to any concerns you might have.
If applicable a copy of your results will be sent to your doctor. We will also ask you if it is okay to retain a copy for future contact.
What is the cost of a screening?
At Rochester Clinical Research, we happily provide screenings free of charge to everyone, once per year. No co-pay is required and health insurance or employment is not necessary.
How can I schedule a screening?
At any time, we are happy to field questions or concerns on biometric screenings. To inquire about scheduling an appointment, please give our office a call at 288-0890. Or visit the visit the Free Health Screening study page on our website where you can submit your information. What are you waiting for? All you need is 15 free minutes!