4 Reasons Why December Is The Best Time To Schedule Your Imaging Procedure

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Did you know that the holiday season is actually one of the best times to schedule your imaging procedure? Even with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, December is a great month to schedule that appointment you’ve been putting off all year for a number of reasons. Patients always look at us a little funny when we tell them that, but it’s true! Here’s why you should book your appointment at one of our convenient Bay Area locations in December.

Diagnose your ailments sooner.

If you know you are in need of an imaging test or radiology procedure, why wait to have answers? The sooner you get your procedure, the sooner you can have a piece of mind when it comes to your health. No one wants to spend the holidays with that nagging weight of doubt and uncertainty in the back of their mind, and getting your imaging procedure over and done with will help give you some closure and allow you to really enjoy your time with family and friends! Be proactive about your health by scheduling your appointment sooner than later.

Take advantage of increased appointment availability at our centers.

The holiday season is busy for most people, and because of that, it’s often very slow in our offices. With so many people traveling or doing last minute shopping, most people don’t choose December as a month for crossing health-related items off their list. That means greater availability and flexibility from a scheduling perspective for patients, so take advantage of it.

Squeeze in your appointment before deductibles refresh in January.

THE biggest benefit of scheduling your appointment before the new year hits is that you’ll maximize your insurance coverage. A new year means a new deductible, so if you’ve already met your deductible in 2017 then you’ll want to make sure you take care of any outstanding procedures while they’re covered by your insurance. If you wait until January, your deductible will refresh and it’s likely you’ll pay more out of pocket costs for your imaging procedure.

Use the time you already have off.

Most people have an allotted time off for the holidays or are already planning to use PTO in the month of December. With this new found free time, schedule your procedure during the time you already have off instead of using paid time off for your procedures.

These are just a few reasons why December is the best time to visit BICRAD for your radiology needs. From MRI to CT scans, we offer a full range of imaging services for your needs. When choosing your location, you can choose from a hospital or outpatient imaging facility for your procedure. We look forward to seeing you soon!