What is a healthcare assessment?
The healthcare assessment is also known as the Paramedical Exam. However, we know that no one likes to take a test or an exam so we prefer to call it an assessment. The assessment is comprised of any combination of the following; Health Questionnaire, Blood and/or Urine collection, EKG, Mental Status assessment, and physical capability testing. There is occasionally an alternative for saliva testing in lieu of the blood.
Is this done by my PCP or other physician?
In most cases no. On Demand Testing Solutions hires professional and friendly paramedical assessors to complete your assessment. We work with your schedule to find a time and location that is most convenient for you the applicant. The assessment is typically performed at your home or workplace, although we do have office locations in Little Rock, Arkansas and Shreveport, Louisiana where you can request to have your assessment completed.
On the rare occasion that an Physician exam is needed we will work with the applicant, the insurance company, and licensed physicians in your area to accommodate the appointment. However, in these cases an appointment at the doctors office will be necessary.
This exam will take approximately 15-45 minutes. In most cases you will not be required to undress, however you may be asked to remove your shirt or blouse if an EKG is required. We will never allow a male mobile examiner to perform an EKG on a female client.
Who are the assessors?
On Demand Testing Solutions works with two of the national Paramedical Vendors. Every examiner is required to pass a criminal background screen and several hours of training before we allow them to work with the applicants. They are also required to do refresher training each year.
How can I prepare for my exam?
Take a moment to read through the Preparing for the Health Assessment document. It will give you some more information on how to prepare. There is also a form attached for you to jot down notes pertaining to your health history to save time at the appointment.
Cutting Edge Technology
On Demand Testing Solutions is on the cutting edge of technology for paramedical exams. Depending on the insurance company we may be able to complete your paramedical exam using a laptop or tablet to transmit the completed paramedical exam directly to the insurance company for underwriting purposes. This means your insurance company can receive the paramed before we leave the appointment, no waiting on paper exams to reach the underwriters.