What to expect on the day of the assessment?
It is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to ensure you have enough time to complete all necessary paperwork required.
Upon arrival you will be asked to present your photo ID and complete a questionnaire related to your medical history. This will included questions about your physical and mental health both current and previous conditions, we encourage you to answer these questions honestly.
Basic screening for the physical assessment includes; blood pressure, height, weight, vision, urinalysis (this is not a DAS screen), this will be conducted with a nurse or screener.
The Doctor will review your medical history questionnaire, peripheral vision, oral and ear, respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal, skin, nervous system and basic musculoskeletal.
During the assessment you may be required to remove items of clothing down to your underwear to allow examining health professional to assess your joints, neck, spine, chest and upper and lower abdomen. This may include examination for hernias or other abnormalities which will require the doctor to palpate your lower abdomen. You may request a gown and/or a chaperone.
Once all services have been completed the results reviewed by the assessing Doctor and a final determination issued to the requestor of the assessment, within 24 – 48 hours.