Executive Health FAQs

How can I learn more about the Executive Health Program?

Call us at 1-319-356-2828 or email us at executive-health@uiowa.edu and we will answer any questions you may have.

Do I have to be an executive to participate in your program?

The Executive Health Program is open to all professionals—from small-business owners to employees of large organizations.

How long will my physical take?

The half-day Executive Health physical includes tests at various departments within University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Your visit typically will last four to five hours.

Is there an example of a typical day?

For your convenience, here is a typical schedule of Executive Health physicals for male and female patients. Please note that these are examples only.

How far in advance do I need to schedule my appointment?

Please contact us at least six to eight weeks in advance to schedule your Executive Health physical. To make an appointment, call 1-319-356-2828. To help us prepare for your visit, we will mail you a medical questionnaire for you to complete and return before your appointment.

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • A list of your current medications and dosages. It may be helpful to bring your medications with you.
  • Pertinent medical information and X-rays supplied by your local physician, if you have not already sent that information.
  • Your health insurance card, in case additional tests or exams not included in the Executive Health physical are needed.

Are your programs covered by health insurance?

Because of the highly specialized, preventive nature of our program, most insurance companies will not cover our services. Therefore, we do not bill insurance companies. However, if additional tests or treatments are needed, those appointments will be billed through your insurance provider.

Does the Executive Health Program work with my primary care physician?

Our program is not a substitute for your primary care provider. In fact, we regularly consult with physicians inside and outside of the UI Health Care system. With your written authorization, we will send a letter with your test results to your doctor and consult with him or her as needed.

What should I wear?

If you will participate in a treadmill test, please wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes.

Should I eat or drink prior to my appointment?

Please do not drink or eat anything, other than water, after midnight the night before your physical. You will receive a complimentary breakfast following your blood screening.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Please call us at 1-319-356-2828 at least 10 days in advance to cancel or reschedule your appointment.