Hilo and Keaʻau’s Clinics for Complete Physical Examinations and Health Assessments
Physical Exams for Pre-Employment
According to Hawaiʻi Admin Rules 12-46-191, employers may look into a potential candidate’s ability to perform a job description by having a physical examination.
Payments for these physicals must be worked out with the employer prior to a candidate coming in.
Our pre-employment physicals consist of:
General Physical Exam
The candidate's vitals are reviewed here, and medical history is gathered. A basic hearing and vision check is conducted. The candidate may or may not need glasses, as long as they may properly see. There are some instances where the test will look for colorblindness, as some job descriptions require being able to identify colors. A respiratory test may be done, too, to check for lung capacity. Some jobs may be breathing intensive and may require the use of a mask or work in conditions where the air is harder to breathe
A Department of Transportation physical exam is required for a Commercial Driver's License medical card.
To pass our DOT physical tests, our physicians may test you for the following items, among others:
- Vision in both and individual eye needs to be 20/40 with or without glasses, contacts, or other visual aides
- Ability to distinguish color
- Hearing needs to be good enough pick up on whispers at a minimum of 5 feet away
- Blood pressure must be 160/100 with or without prescription medicine
- Blood sugar may not be higher than 200
- Use of Schedule 1 drugs, such as heroine, LSD, and cocaine, is strictly forbidden
Physical Exams for Sports
If you or your child plays a sport, a sports physical may be required for participation. This is to ensure sound physical health for the player on the field or court. Our physicians can conduct sports physicals, during which we look for the following:
- Blood pressure and pulse
- Check your heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
- Evaluate your strength and flexibility
Physical Exams for School
By law, all children enrolling into the public school system must have their school physicals done. These are done to ensure that kids meet the required health and immunization requirements. Children enrolling into the public school system must be able to show that they are cleared from tuberculosis, have all their required immunizations done or proof that they are in the process of completing it. Because there are hundreds of students in our school systems, the safety and health of other children are important.
Federal Aviation Administration Physical
If you need to obtain your Federal Aviation Administration medical certificate, look no further. At Hilo Urgent Care Center, we have one of only two FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiners on the Big Island. Please note that appointments need to be set for all FAA physicals.
Stop in today at any one of our clinics to get your physical done today.