Health Screenings and Physical Exams at Covenant Health

Health screenings are essential for preventive care. Schedule yours today.

Comprehensive Health Screenings

Covenant Health is proud to offer comprehensive health screenings at locations across East Tennessee. Explore our screening services below and schedule your appointment today for peace of mind and well-being.

Annual Physical and Wellness Exam

Annual physical exams are crucial for preventative healthcare and provide an opportunity to identify potential health issues before they become serious. Exams can include a review of medical history, vital signs check, physical examination, lab tests, screenings, immunizations and more.

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Blood Panel Test

A comprehensive blood panel provides a broad overview of your health, giving your doctor important information about your body’s systems. Regular blood tests can establish a baseline for your health metrics, making it easier to spot changes or trends that may indicate a health issue.

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Bone Density (DEXA) Test

Bone density tests, also known as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans, are recommended for individuals at a higher risk for osteoporosis and fractures. These tests are essential for early intervention and implementation of strategies to maintain bone health.

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Colonoscopy Screening

The American Cancer Society recommends that adults start regular colon cancer screening at age 45. Colonoscopies can detect colorectal cancer at an early sate when treatment is more likely to be successful.

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Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening is designed to detect lung cancer at an early stage and when it is more likely to be treatable. The primary method for lung cancer screening is a type of CT scan called low-dose computed tomography (LDCT).

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Mammogram Screening

Mammogram screening is a specialized medical imaging technique that uses low-dose X-rays to examine the breasts and detect breast cancer before symptoms develop. The United States Preventative Service Task Force advises women start regular mammograms at 40 years old.

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Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear

Regular pelvic exams and Pap smears are crucial components of women’s health care, aiding in the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer and other reproductive health issues. These tests are typically part of an annual well-woman exam.

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Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

A Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. This test can detect prostate cancer and other prostate related conditions at an early state when it is more likely to be treatable and curable. Screening recommendations are based on individual risk factors and health status.

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Genetic Testing

Genetic testing involves analyzing a person’s DNA to identify changes or mutations that may indicate a risk for certain genetic conditions or diseases. It is particularly useful for those with a family history of genetic disorders, individuals with personal or familial cancer history, couples planning to have children, and others with specific health concerns.

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Mental Health Assessment

A mental health assessment is a comprehensive screening conducted by a mental health professional to evaluate a person’s emotional, psychological and behavioral well-being. It is an essential first step in addressing mental health concerns and provides valuable information to help you and your healthcare provider develop appropriate treatment plans.

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About Covenant Health

Covenant Health employs or manages healthcare clinics of almost every medical specialty – from primary care and walk-in clinics to cardiology, neurology, and more! Our clinics span East Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau so that medical care is close to home – ensuring you get the right care at the right time and place.

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Our primary care providers and specialists are committed to providing comprehensive healthcare across a wide range of medical specialties. Many providers are accepting new patients.

Health Screening Guidelines by Age

Health screenings are essential for promoting early detection, prevention and management of health issues at all stages of life.

Women

AgeTimingScreening
20s & 30sOnce a month-Breast self-exam
20s & 30sOnce a year-Blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
-Cardiovascular evaluation
-Clinical breast exam
-Comprehensive physical exam
-Depression screening
-Skin cancer screening
-Human papilloma virus (HPV) tests
20s & 30sEvery 2-5 years as recommended-Blood glucose test
-Eye exam
-Pap test
20s & 30sEvery 5 years-Cholesterol
20s & 30sAs needed-Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) tests
All of the above screenings, plus the following:
40sOnce a year-Mammogram
40sEvery 2-5 years as recommended-Cholesterol
40sEvery 10 years-Colonoscopy
All of the above screenings, plus the following:
50sEvery 5 years-Bone density test
-Thyroid panel
50sEvery 10 years-Cardiac calcium scoring
-Hearing test
All of the above screenings, plus the following:
60sOnce a year-Dementia and Alzheimer’s screening

Men

AgeTimingScreening
20s & 30sOnce a month-Testicular self-exam
20s & 30sOnce a year-Blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
-Cardiovascular evaluation
-Comprehensive physical exam
-Depression screening
-Skin cancer screening
-Testicular cancer screening
20s & 30sEvery 2-5 years as recommended-Blood glucose test
-Eye exam
20s & 30sEvery 5 years-Cholesterol
20s & 30sAs needed-Fertility testing
-Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) tests
All of the above screenings, plus the following:
40sEvery 2-5 years as recommended-Cholesterol
40sEvery 10 years-Colonoscopy
All of the above screenings, plus the following:
50sOnce a year-Cholesterol
50sEvery 10 years-Cardiac calcium scoring
-Hearing test
50sAs needed and recommended-Bone density test
All of the above screenings, plus the following:
60sOnce a year-Dementia and Alzheimer’s screening
60sAs needed and recommended-Abdominal aortic aneurysm
-Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening

Accepted Insurances


Commercial Plans:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross – Network P and Network S
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan and PHCS
  • UnitedHealthcare (some exceptions apply)
Healthcare Exchanges:
  • Ambetter
  • BlueCross– Network S
  • Cigna – Connect IFP
Medicare Plans:
  • American Health Plan – ISNP
  • Amerigroup – Amerivantage Medicare/DSNP
  • BlueCross – BlueAdvantage
  • BlueCross – Blue Essential HMO SNP
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Devoted Health
  • Farm Bureau
  • Humana
  • Medicare – Traditional
  • NHC Advantage ISNP
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellCare
Military/Veterans:
  • Optum VA CCN
  • TriCare – Humana
TennCare:

Amerigroup – TennCare and CoverKids

BlueCare

BlueCare Plus DSNP

BCBS TennCare Select and CoverKids

UnitedHealthcare – Community Plan, CoverKids and DSNP

Frequently Asked Questions

We are committed to patient education and transparency in our care. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us for a consultation.

What is a health screening?

A health screening is a systematic approach to identifying potential health risks or conditions in individuals who may not yet have symptoms. The goal of health screenings is to detect health issues early, when they are more easily treatable or manageable, and to promote preventive health measures.

Why are health screenings important?

Health screenings are essential for promoting early detection, prevention, and management of health issues, leading to better health outcomes, improved quality of life, and reduced healthcare costs.

What happens during a health screening?

Health screenings are a comprehensive process designed to assess your overall health status, detect potential health issues, and provide personalized recommendations for preventive care and health maintenance. Health screenings can include a health history review, vital signs assessment, physical examination, laboratory or imaging tests and behavioral assessments.

Comprehensive vs. Basic Health Screenings

Both comprehensive and basic health screenings play important roles in preventive health care. Basic screenings provide a general overview of an individual’s health status and can identify common health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. Comprehensive screenings involve a thorough evaluation of various aspects of health, including medical history, vital signs, physical examination, laboratory and imaging tests, and functional assessments. Our Covenant Health physicians can provide both basic and comprehensive screenings depending on individual needs.

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