Wellness Visits Specialist

Allina Health Apple Valley

Medical Center located in Apple Valley, MN

When it comes to valuable preventive healthcare, annual wellness visits are your first line of defense. At the Apple Valley Medical Center, the team of healthcare providers offers thorough wellness visits for patients of all ages in Apple Valley, Minnesota and the surrounding areas. If you want to take control of your health, and the health of your family, call to schedule a wellness checkup.

Wellness Visits Q & A

Why is a wellness visit important?

Your annual visit to the Apple Valley Medical Center is one of the most important provider’s visits you make every year. An annual checkup enables your provider the opportunity to track your health, year after year, to ensure that all of your systems are functioning properly.

Your body’s systems are amazingly complex, and a problem in one area can have a widespread effect on your entire health and well-being. A wellness exam enables your provider to monitor your major systems, watching for any trend that might warrant more attention. This vigilance helps you avoid potentially dangerous, and easily preventable, health conditions down the road.

A wellness visit is an incredibly simple process that takes about an hour out of your life each year. That hour can deliver something you can't put a price tag on: peace of mind.

What happens during a wellness visit?

During your annual wellness visit at the Apple Valley Medical Center, you can expect the following:

Medical review

Your provider will sit down with you to review your medical history and your health since your last visit. Armed with notes from the previous year’s visit, the provider will concentrate on any areas of concern that were flagged previously and ask about updates in those areas. Your provider also will ask about whether any new concerns have cropped up.


One of the healthcare providers will record your vital signs, which supply valuable baseline information. These vitals include:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body mass index
  • Blood pressure
  • Temperature
  • Heart rate
  • Respiration rate

Physical exam

During your physical exam, the provider will:

  • Listen to your heart and lungs
  • Check your eyes, ears, and throat
  • Palpate your abdomen
  • Measure your neurological functions
  • Check your skin

Lab tests

The provider will collect blood and urine for testing.

How often should I have a wellness visit?

The providers at the Apple Valley Medical Center recommend you come in annually for a wellness visit, which is usually completely covered by most insurance plans.

If you have a chronic condition that bears closer surveillance, you may have to visit more frequently.

To get started on managing your health and wellness, call the Apple Valley Medical Center.