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Paramedical Services

Dynacare is proud to offer prompt, professional, mobile service; utilizing the most extensive network of health care professionals anywhere in Canada. Dynacare will contact your client within 24-48 hours of receiving the order and schedule their appointment within 72 hours (subject to client availability). We will also notify you as soon as the order has been completed.

Our trained medical examiners will visit your client at home, or at their place of business and offer flexible appointment times – our first priority is the convenience of your client!

Our company is able to accommodate a wide range of languages across Canada. Contact your local Dynacare Mobile Services office to determine what languages we can service in any given area.

Dynacare is able to offer the following services: 
  • Paramedical
  • Physician’s Examination / MD exam
  • Internist/Cardiologist Examination
  • Vitals (Mini-paramedical)
  • Saliva Specimens
  • Urine Specimens
  • Blood Profiles
  • Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Stress ECG
  • X-Rays
Dynacare can also complete a number of other tests including (but not limited to): Echocardiograms, Stress Thallium Tests, Spirometry and Pulmonary Function Tests. For further details regarding these, or any other required services, please contact your local Dynacare Mobile Services office.

Paramedical

  • The medical examiner will complete a health history questionnaire, asking questions similar to those that the client answered on their application.
  • The medical examiner will measure and record the client’s height, weight, blood pressure readings and pulse.
  • No disrobing is necessary.
  • The medical examiner will obtain a urine sample from the client, which is then tested for sugar, protein and blood content. If the urine specimen indicates a “positive” dipstick reading, the specimen is then sent to the appropriate laboratory for further testing. (**Note: The age/amount requirements for some insurance companies dictate that a urine specimen is automatically sent to the lab for testing when a paramedical is completed, regardless of whether the dipstick is positive or negative.)
  • The paramedical normally takes 25-35 minutes to complete, depending upon the extensiveness of the client’s health history.

Physician’s Examination / MD exam

  • The physician will complete a health history questionnaire, asking questions similar to those that the client answered on their application.
  • The physician will measure and record the client’s height, weight, blood pressure readings and pulse.
  • The physician will complete a full physical examination of the client, including a “head to toe” assessment. (As some disrobing is necessary for this examination, we strongly recommend that this service be completed at a client’s home, or in one of our medical offices, as quite often a client’s workplace cannot offer adequate privacy to the client).
  • The medical forms for some insurance companies ask that the doctor complete a breast exam on the client (and a prostate check on males), however, the client has the right to refuse if they are uncomfortable with this procedure.
  • The Physician’s Examination normally takes 30-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the extensiveness of the client’s health history.

Internist/Cardiologist Examination

  • The internist/cardiologist will complete a health history questionnaire, asking questions similar to those that the client answered on their application.
  • The internist/cardiologist will measure and record the client’s height, weight, blood pressure readings and pulse.
  • The internist/cardiologist will complete a full physical examination of the client, including a “head to toe” assessment. (As some disrobing is necessary for this examination, we strongly recommend that this service be completed at a client’s home, or in one of our medical offices, as quite often a client’s workplace cannot offer adequate privacy to the client).
  • The medical forms for some insurance companies ask that the internist/cardiologist complete a breast exam on the client (and a prostate check on males), however, the client has the right to refuse if they are uncomfortable with this procedure.
  • The Internist/Cardiologist’s Examination normally takes 30-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the extensiveness of the client’s health history.

Vitals (Mini-paramedical)

  • The medical examiner will measure and record the client’s height, weight, blood pressure readings and pulse.
  • This service normally takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

Saliva Specimens

  • Anytime a specimen is required, the client must sign the Lab ID slip, which is a release form that permits the examiner to obtain the specimen, permits the laboratory to conduct the necessary tests and forward the results to the insurance company. The back of the Lab ID slip includes a complete list of what possible tests may be conducted on the specimen. For reasons of confidentiality, only the laboratory and the Insurance Company know which specific tests will be conducted. All information obtained by the nurse is held in strictest confidence.
  • No fasting is required. Please do not rinse with mouthwash prior to collection. The client must wait for our examiner to arrive, as a special collection kit must be used.
  • This service normally takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
Some of the tests that may be conducted on a saliva sample include:
  • HIV virus
  • Nicotine
  • Cocaine

Urine Specimens

  • Anytime a specimen is required, the client must sign the Lab ID slip, which is a release form that permits the examiner to obtain the specimen, permits the laboratory to conduct the necessary tests and forward the results to the insurance company. The back of the Lab ID slip includes a complete list of what possible tests may be conducted on the specimen. For reasons of confidentiality, only the laboratory and the Insurance Company know which specific tests will be conducted. All information obtained by the nurse is held in strictest confidence.
  • No fasting is required. A glass of water taken one hour prior to the appointment may help to ensure that the client is able to provide a specimen. The client must wait for our examiner to arrive, as a special collection kit must be used.
  • The examiner will have the client provide 2-3 vials of urine
  • This service normally takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
Some of the tests that may be conducted on a urine sample include:
  • HIV virus
  • Cocaine and the presence of other drugs
  • Nicotine
  • Medications
  • Micro urinalysis

Blood Profiles

  • Anytime a specimen is required, the client must sign the Lab ID slip, which is a release form that permits the examiner to obtain the specimen, permits the laboratory to conduct the necessary tests and forward the results to the insurance company. The back of the Lab ID slip includes a complete list of what possible tests may be conducted on the specimen. For reasons of confidentiality, only the laboratory and the Insurance Company know which specific tests will be conducted. All information obtained by the nurse is held in strictest confidence.
  • At the time the appointment is booked, the examiner will advise the client whether or not “fasting” is required for this test and if so, for how long the client must fast prior to the appointment (no food or drink).
  • A sterile lab kit will be used to draw the blood and store the specimens.
  • The examiner will draw 2-3 vials of blood from the client (approximately. 25cc) and obtain 2-3 tubes of urine (**Urine is always obtained as part of a standard blood profile).
  • This service normally takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
Some of the tests that may be conducted on a blood sample include:
  • HIV virus
  • Sugar
  • Kidney Profile
  • Liver Profile
  • Cholesterol and blood lipids
  • Other tests may be requested by the Insurance Company if indicated by the applicant’s medical history, such as Hepatitis or others.

Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • A resting ECG can be completed at a client’s home or office; however, a couch or bed must be available to complete this test.
  • The applicant should be in a reclined position, with shirt, shoes, socks, glasses, and wristwatch removed. Also, all metal objects such as coins should be removed from pockets. When the applicant is relaxed and comfortable, electrodes are placed on the chest, wrist and legs.
  • The ECG readings are then taken. In some cases this will be in the form of a paper-recording strip. In other cases, the ECG readings will be transmitted electronically through a phone line, to an ECG monitoring center.
  • This service normally takes 20 minutes to complete.

Stress ECG

  • A Stress ECG is completed on either a Treadmill, or a stationary bicycle and cannot be completed on a “mobile” basis. This test must be completed at a fixed facility, with a cardiologist/internist present.
  • The client should wear comfortable clothing (shorts/track pants/T-Shirt) and running shoes. The procedure will then involve the client running on a treadmill or riding a stationary bicycle while an ECG test is conducted.
  • This service normally takes 30-45 minutes to complete.

X-Rays

  • X-Rays cannot be completed on a “mobile” basis, they must be done at a fixed facility and they normally require a requisition from a referring doctor.
  • In most cases, this procedure will involve 3 X-Ray films being taken (typically Chest, PA & Lateral films).
  • The actual X-Ray process takes approximately 5-10 minutes, but the client may have to wait to be seen, as most X-Ray facilities attend to patients on a “first come, first served” basis, not by appointment.