Adults often visit their doctor for a periodic health examination (a checkup). Periodic health examinations offer people a chance to have their overall health checked, be screened for disease risk, and to ask questions about their health.
Health Quality Ontario Reviews Periodic Health Examinations
Health Quality Ontario reviewed the evidence to find out whether or not periodic health examinations improved people’s health, and how often they should be offered. Health Quality Ontario also looked at whether or not periodic health examinations are cost-effective.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has accepted this recommendation.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has provided the following response: Relevant language in the Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services has been updated.