Patient First - Physical Exam

Covered 100% after February 1, 2021

Eligible Participants will be able to walk into any Patient First facility and get a physical. It's that simple!

Physicals are covered 100% through the Fund Office; once a year for members and dependents age 40 and older, and once every other year for members and dependents age 16-39.

Patient First Physicals will include:

  • General Wellness Exam
  • Hearing Test
  • Vision Test
  • Complete Blood Count (Fasting for 12 hrs prior is recommended)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Diabetic Test
  • Lipid Panel
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  • Open 7 days week; 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • 76 Medical Center locations throughout the area

How to set up your Appointment

Step 1

Download the Patient First Authorization Form below or save a copy to your smart phone. You may also fill out the front page of the download prior to walking in to make your visit faster.

Step 2

Find a Patient First location near you. 

Step 3

Once you have found a location you can walk in and let them know you would like a “Carpenters Physical Exam”. That’s it! 

Patient First FAQs

Do I need to make an appointment?

No. It isn’t required to make an appointment.

What if I have general questions for Patient First?

Check out or give them a toll free call at (800) 447-8588.

Can I also use Patient First for urgent care?

Yes. No appointment needed. Patient First physicians are available on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 365 days a year.

Can I also use Patient First as my Primary Care Physician (PCP)?

Yes. Patient First provides a full range of preventive and primary services for patients over the age of seven.

Do I need to show my Independence Administrators Insurance card?

For a Carpenters’ Physical, no, per the agreement with the Carpenters Benefit Funds of Philadelphia, once active covered participant status is verified, you will be ready to get your physical at no charge.

For Urgent Care services or any follow-up care with Patient First, yes.  It will be charged to Independence Administrators and you would be responsible for the 10% coinsurance.