How To Prepare

What information do I need for my paramedical exam?

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A personal history interview may be required and may be completed over the phone or at the time of your exam appointment. Please have the following information available:

  • Names and dosages of current medications
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of any doctors or clinics visited in the last five years
  • List of medical conditions or diagnoses including the date diagnosed, treatment, result of treatment, and treating physician information
  • Health insurance member identification numbers for any current health insurance policies (for health insurance applications only)

Next, in order to achieve optimal results make sure you do the following prior to your exam appointment:

  • Be prepared with a picture ID at the time of the examination
  • Limit salt and high-cholesterol foods 24 hours prior to the examination
  • Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages for at least 12 hours prior to your appointment
  • Avoid strenuous exercise 12 hours prior to the examination
  • Limit caffeine and nicotine one hour prior to your appointment
  • Drink a glass of water one hour prior to the appointment
  • Provide any history of problems associated with providing a blood sample
  • Get a good night of sleep prior to the examination
  • Have any application paperwork that was sent to you available and ready for the examiner unless otherwise instructed by your agent

Download a printable checklist.