Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact RWJUH’s Executive Health Program?

You can contact us by calling 732.253.3690 to arrange for an appointment. You can also submit a Schedule for Appointment via email.

How long does an appointment/visit take?

The basic exam is five (5) hours, appointments start at 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Your exam can be tailored to your individual needs. Any additional testing required is either added to your exam day or scheduled based on your availability.

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

Appointment availability may vary; however the program generally schedules within 2-4 weeks.

How should I prepare for my visit?

Once you have scheduled your appointment you will receive a packet that will describe your exam. You will also be asked to complete a medical questionnaire. You should plan on wearing comfortable clothing and expect to fast beginning at midnight the night before your appointment.

Directions to our facility and instructions for parking will also be included in your packet. Parking is free. Be sure to bring your parking ticket with you to the Executive Health Center so we can validate it for you. Lunch will be provided.

Does the program offer full body scans?

Although the program through Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has the ability to offer full body scans, the program does not promote the full body scan as a screening method for the healthy individual without symptoms. Currently the technology available provides more often than not “abnormal test results for benign or incidental finding, leading to unneeded, possibly invasive, follow-up tests that may present additional risks.” (

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Does the program perform virtual colonoscopy?

No. The program does not offer virtual colonoscopy at this time. Although the virtual colonoscopy has some potential benefits, a traditional colonoscopy remains the “gold-standard” for screening. The preparation is the same as for a traditional colonoscopy, and is usually the mostadverse part of the procedure. Additionally, the virtual colonoscopy does not allow for immediate removal of any suspicious polyps at the time of the procedure.

The Executive Health Program continues to offer the highest standard of care which is currently the traditional colonoscopy for cancer screening of the entire colon.

Will you send my test results to my primary care physician?

Yes. Upon request, we will send a copy of your records to your primary care physician.

The Executive Health Program does not replace your primary doctor and does not provide ongoing services. The goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive screening and provide recommendations based on results to promote a healthy lifestyle. The program is a complement to any ongoing care provided by your primary-care physician.