Preparation for Women’s Packages
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE MEDICAL CENTER
CHECK IN & REGISTRATION
- Check in at reception.
- Don’t forget your insurance card for the insurance claim.
2. Medical History Form
You are required to ﬁll in a medical history form and mammogram consent form upon taking the examination package.
Kindly take a seat inside the corridor/waiting area to ﬁll out the forms.
3. Changing into the Gown
There is a speciﬁc dress code for the examination. You will be asked to change into a gown provided by the medical center. At certain stages you will be required to loosen your gown and expose certain parts of your body as part of the thorough medical checkup. This will facilitate the process in a timely manner without holding up clients by getting changed at each station.
Pick a gown (S, M, L or XL: upon request). Bring along your reading glasses.
Keep your pants/skirt on (remove your bra for breast ultrasound, breast examination & mammography).
Keep your belongings in lockers and remove the wristband, or you may leave your backpack with us at reception.
Switch off your mobile phone or put it on silent mode.
After getting changed, please come back to reception.
Our medical coordinator and nurses will call your name for the following tests according to the package described:
- Perimenopause / Menopause
The appointment is set up as 2 appointments:
1st appointment (2 hours)
Blood & Urine | Height & weight measurements | ECG | Ultrasound | Gynecological examination
2nd appointment: Discussion and interpretation for all laboratory results.
Time duration varies depending on your medical condition and history. This appointment will take approximately 15–20 minutes
- Gynecological Screening
The appointment is set up as 1 appointment.
Consultation & Gynecological examination/Cervical Cancer Screening (HPV or Pap smear)/Pelvic ultrasound investigation/Tests for vaginal and cervical infections including sexually transmitted infections (if necessary)
Discussion and interpretation for all laboratory results. Time duration varies depending on your medical condition and history. This appointment will take approximately 60 minutes.
- Breast Cancer Screening
The appointment is set up as 1 appointment
Consultation & Breast examination/Breast self-examination instruction/Breast ultrasound investigation/Mammography
Discussion and interpretation for the imaging results. Time duration varies depending on your medical condition and history. This appointment will take approximately 30–40 minutes.
- To ensure a full bladder, please do not urinate before the ultrasound exam.
- Gyne related test required longer processing time (Example: Pap smear & HPV tests between 5–10 working days)
COMPLETION & MEDICAL REPORT
Getting Changed: Once you have completed the checkup process, please proceed to the changing room to get changed.
Sign bill and docs: Please come back to reception for setting up your next appointment/making payment/signing your claim form & invoice.
Medical Report: Your medical report will be delivered to the email address registered on your medical history form or by hard copy upon your request at reception.
GUIDELINE FOR BLOOD AND URINE SAMPLE COLLECTION
Get at least six hours of sleep prior to the checkup. Lack of sleep may cause abnormal results in blood pressure, heart beat, and body temperature. The doctor may not be able to assess if any change is a real abnormality.
- Prepare for blood test: do not eat or drink for at least 8–10 hours prior to getting a blood test for blood sugar level (FBS), lipids (fat), cholesterol, HDL and LDL. Water however may be freely taken to avoid the effects of dehydration on your blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the tests. If you are not going to do a blood test as mentioned above, you can eat and drink as usual.
- Please do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment as drugs and alcohol may affect some tests. If you have consumed alcohol, please inform the doctor or nurse before the test.
- If you are taking medicine for hypertension, you can continue taking it as per your doctor’s prescription. For any other medical conditions, please contact your doctor prior to the blood collection day.
- If you have a chronic illness or other health problems, please bring any test results or medical report with you to assist in diagnosis.
- Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit consisting of loose clothing.
- Please schedule your HPV/Pap smear test 5–7 days after your menstrual period. Please avoid intercourse, douching or using vaginal medicines, spermicidal foams, creams or jellies for 2 days before having these tests.
- For urine analysis—Please schedule your appointment about 5–7 days after your menstrual period as blood contamination will affect the interpretation of your urine analysis.
- For ladies with digital mammograms—Do not wear any deodorant, perfume, powder or moisturiser under your armpits or breasts as it may interfere with the quality of the mammogram. Avoid having the test during your menstrual period as the breasts are tense at that time. Please schedule your appointment about 5–7 days after your menstrual period. Tell your radiographer if you have breast implants/hormone replacement therapy or cardiac device such as a pacemaker. You will be asked to remove your jewellery during the screening. A blouse with a skirt or slacks will be more convenient for you than a dress.
- Before undergoing a pelvic ultrasound, you will be required to drink several glasses of water. Please avoid urinating for about 1 hour prior to the examination time. When the bladder is full, it forms a convenient path known as the acoustic window, for the ultrasonic waves.
- Please be aware that punctuality is required. We will try to adjust without compromising the next appointment.