Physicals And Vaccinations Specialist

Forest Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Forest Hills, NY & Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY

Going to your regular doctor isn’t always convenient, especially if you need a physical for a new job or just a flu shot. Forest Urgent Care in Forest Hills NY and Hunters Point, Long Island City can complete any physical or update your vaccinations without an appointment. Walk in, and one of the professional doctors will take care of you quickly. You can also call ahead to schedule an appointment or book online. ***Please be advised that Preventative Care Benefits are not accepted.*** Please call our office for insurance information and verification.

Physicals and Vaccinations Q & A

What are the different types of physical exams?

You may need a physical for numerous reasons, whether it’s for school or a government job. Forest Urgent Care provides several physicals, including:

  • Annual physical
  • Coast Guard physical
  • Commercial driver’s license
  • Pre-employment exam
  • US Department of Transportation (DOT) physical
  • Sports physical

Forest Urgent Care can also complete an eye exam for your driver’s license requirements or a drug screening test for an employer.

To better serve the diverse community, the team at Forest Urgent Care also offers the required United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) medical examination and paperwork for your green card.

What can I expect during a physical?

Due to the variety of physical exams offered at Forest Urgent Care and the personalized care provided by the team, each exam is different. Some commonalities in most physicals include:

  • Checking your vitals, including heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing sounds
  • Height and weight
  • Medical history
  • Hearing test
  • Examination of your eyes, ears, throat, and internal organs
  • Review of medications

If necessary, the medical professional conducting your physical exam may recommend a blood test to better assess your health, especially for an annual physical exam.

What are the types of vaccinations?

To provide the best medical service possible to the Forest Hills and Long Island City communities, Forest Urgent Care offers several types of vaccinations, from your annual flu shot to special vaccines for travel.

Some of the most common vaccines include:

  • Tetanus
  • Chicken pox and varicella
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Polio and meningitis
  • Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Pneumonia
  • Typhoid and yellow fever

Whether for school or a job in healthcare, Forest Urgent Care also provides convenient tuberculin (TB) testing.

Why do I need vaccinations?

Vaccinations help prevent you or a loved one from getting sick. The vaccines themselves contain small amounts of the virus or bacteria in a form that doesn’t make you sick but helps your body develop antibodies against the disease.

Vaccines have helped reduce the likelihood that you’ll develop an illness that was once very serious, such as mumps, polio, and rubella.

For physicals and vaccinations, Forest Urgent Care can help. Walk in or schedule an appointment by phone or online.