I know how important it is to take care of myself, but as a mother to three little ones, when there is no more time (or energy!) left in a day, my needs tend to come last. The thought of scheduling an annual physical and bloodwork with my physician overwhelms me. With my ever-changing schedule and long wait times at my doctor’s office, I find that I’ve avoided following through on important health screenings. Fast forward to last month when I learned about RediClinic inside my local Rite Aid.
Take charge of your family’s health with RediClinic in Rite Aid
Hackensack Meridian Health partners with RediClinic to give communities access to quality healthcare that’s convenient and affordable. The clinics are in Rite Aid stores around New Jersey and have board-certified clinicians on site. Clinicians provide diagnosis and treatment of common medical conditions, write prescriptions when appropriate, and offer a range of preventive care services.
As far as flexibility, RediClinic is open every day – yes, weekday evenings and weekends, too – where last minute online appointments can easily be made. Even better, they take my insurance, so a visit will usually cost you the same copay as a doctor’s office visit.
When I got invited to visit a RediClinic in Neptune City to experience the 7 Vital Tests package, I eagerly accepted. The package includes tests for individuals who want a comprehensive workup of screening labs that will provide an overall assessment of their health. This was something I was definitely long overdue for and I was really excited to begin the process.
Comprehensive health screenings at RediClinic in Rite Aid
From start to finish, my experience was, in one word – easy! I went online at the last minute to schedule my appointment for the next day and the time that worked for me as available. In just a couple minutes, I registered for an afternoon slot. With my confirmation email in hand, I arrived for my 2:15pm appointment a few minutes early. After I was greeted warmly by the nurse practitioner, I signed in on the computer and was immediately shown to a beautifully kept exam room. In just a few minutes, my questions about the test and the process were answered, blood was drawn, and I was all set. I felt comfortable and was happy with the thorough care that was provided.
Cheers to a clean bill of health with RediClinic in Rite Aid!
The next day, a clinician from RediClinic called me and let me know that my results were available on my patient portal online. After verbally going through them with her, I logged on and printed a copy out for my records. The good news; my lipid profile, glucose, liver & kidney function, electrolytes, complete blood count, blood pressure, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, and body mass index all looked great!
I’m thrilled to know that I have such a convenient, trusted resource so available to my family to use whenever we need a last minute school physical form filled out, check out a concerning cough, or for preventive care. What was one of the best parts about my experience? I was able to pick up several needed household items from the pharmacy during my visit!
Are you interested in learning more about what I was tested for at RediClinic in Rite Aid?
A blood test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. This test is important because high cholesterol levels usually don’t cause any signs or symptoms and high levels often are a significant risk factor for heart disease.
This test measures the amount of glucose you have in your blood, which is an important source of energy. It will help determine whether or not you have diabetes.
The tests measure the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood. This test can be used to screen for liver infections (such as hepatitis), monitor the progression of a disease (such as viral or alcoholic hepatitis), and determine how well a treatment is working, measure the severity of a disease, particularly scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), and monitor possible side effects of medications.
This test measures the level of waste products, such as creatinine and urea, in your blood. The test determines if the kidneys are working properly.
This test measures the levels of electrolytes and carbon dioxide in your blood. It determines whether a disease is suspected, or if a medical condition is improving or worsening.
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
This test measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infection to cancer. A CBC screens for certain disorders that can affect your health.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
This test measures the amount of TSH in your blood. The test determines whether you have an overactive or underactive thyroid gland, and monitors a thyroid condition.
High blood pressure increases the risk of strokes and heart disease. Having your blood pressure checked will tell you if you need to make lifestyle adjustments or seek treatment for hypertension.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
This test is conducted to see how your weight and height correlate with each other. The results can determine if you’re currently at a healthy weight or at risk for serious health conditions due to excess body fat.
In what ways do you keep your family healthy all year-round?
Invest in your family’s health with annual screenings and other preventive care measures – it’s convenient and easy to do with RediClinic in Rite Aid stores all around New Jersey.
Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are our own and RediClinic has truly become part of our preventive protocol.