Before Your Visit

At EHE, we design our preventive health screenings with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our team is always here to address any questions you may have before, during, and after your visit with us.

  • How long are EHE exams?

    It depends on your age and the specific screenings you need. Most people under age 40 finish their exam in about two hours. If you are over 40, it may take between three and four hours to complete your exam, based on any additional screenings ordered by your physician — such as mammograms or stress test.

  • Will EHE fill or write prescriptions for me?

    EHE provides preventive health, but not prescriptive pharmaceutical treatment. Your medications will be managed by your primary care physician or a specialist.

  • Can I decline tests that are part of the EHE exam?

    Yes, absolutely. Simply let us know at the time of scheduling which tests you're getting elsewhere. We want your visit day to be efficient and aligned with your overall care.

How to Prepare

After you schedule your visit, we will contact you to let you know what to expect on the day of your visit. Instructions are specific and simple, and we're happy to answer any questions in advance.

  • When should I arrive for my appointment?

    Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your appointment. If you arrive late, it can delay the process, and cause your EHE experience to take longer than it normally would.

  • Do I need to fast?

    Only if you are over 50 years old, and scheduled for a cardiovascular screening. If so, please don't eat, drink, consume caffeine, or smoke for at least four hours prior to your appointment. Feel free to drink water as needed, however — and you should continue to take any prescribed medications.

    If you are scheduled for a stress test, please avoid caffeine before your appointment.

    If you are diabetic, you should check with your prescribing physician to make sure it's safe to take medications on an empty stomach.

  • What should I wear for my exam?

    Dress in comfortable clothing. If you're scheduled for a cardiac stress test, we recommend that you bring athletic shoes. Women are advised to wear a sports bra, as underwire bras and tank tops are not recommended for the cardiac stress test.*

  • How should I prepare for a mammogram?

    If your last mammogram was not taken at EHE, please bring your most recent film with you — this helps your radiologist make a comparison study against your previous films to identify any subtle changes that may have occurred in your breast tissue. Do not apply cream, lotion, talcum powder, or deodorant on your upper body on the day of your mammogram.

  • Are any of the procedures optional?

    Yes. We give you the opportunity to experience our full range of the latest preventive screenings, as well as age and gender appropriate evaluations for heart health, cancer, and other risks. Each EHE visit is personalized to you, and you can opt out of certain screenings if you prefer.

  • What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

    Simply log into your EHE+Me account or call us at 800.362.8671. We're happy to accommodate rescheduling.

* Some EHE locations offer medical scrubs for you to change into.