EKG Tests at Miami-Dade Walk-in Centers

All of our UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers are equipped to provide heart screenings via an electrocardiogram, or EKG, for diagnostic testing and as part of a sports physical.

This simple, noninvasive, and painless test measures the electrical activity of the heart to detect underlying problems, such as a thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) or an issue with the heart’s electrical circuit. The data from an EKG test can also help our specialists uncover why you might be experiencing possible cardiac symptoms, such as shortness of breath, dizziness, or heart palpitations.

How Our Urgent Care Can Help

You can walk in to any nearby UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment and be seen quickly by a UHealth—the University of Miami Health System board-certified doctor if you are experiencing some sort of heart issue.

EKGs are also often required as part of a routine sports physical for children. Parents can count on UHealth Jackson Urgent Care to have their child’s heart tested. All diagnostic tests and EKGs at our urgent care centers are read by a UHealth or Jackson Health System specialist, in addition to the on-site doctor treating you.

If there are concerns about your heart or follow-up care is recommended, we will connect you with a specialist for care.

Most Common
Questions

Do I need an appointment to receive an EKG test?

No appointment is needed to visit a UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center near you. One of our UHealth – the University of Miami Health System board-certified doctors will examine you and provide EKG testing.

How do I prepare for an EKG test?

No preparation is necessary, unless you receive special instructions from your primary care physician.

How long does an EKG test take?

The EKG is a simple, noninvasive, and painless test that takes about 15 minutes. You will receive your results almost immediately.

How is an EKG test performed?

An EKG test measures heart rhythm by monitoring impulses through small electrodes, which are placed on your arms, legs, and chest. These electrodes receive electrical signals that are transmitted to the EKG machine, which then records the result.

When should I get an EKG test?

Usually, patients who report chest pains or heart palpitations will be referred to getting an EKG test to measure their heart’s electrical activity. An EKG test can also be requested if you show additional symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, or reporting shortness of breath. EKG tests are also part of a sports physical.

How much does an EKG test cost?

If you have insurance, your EKG test may be covered by your insurance plan. You may have to pay a copay and/or a deductible. If you don’t have insurance, we offer a self-pay option for an EKG. Click here to view our price list.

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