I need to attend my child’s school screening? No, it is not necessary to attend your child’s screening. Parents seldom are present at school screenings. However, if your child has a complicated medical or family history and you would like to be present, you are welcome to attend.
Does my Laya policy number cover my child as well? Each member has their own individual healthcare number and it is important to enter the number of the person availing of the screening service. If you are unsure of your child’s Laya policy/number, please contact Laya directly at 1890 700 890.
What is the minimum age allowed for a screening? The screening is for people aged 12 years and older.
What type of clothing do I need to wear for my screening? We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose clothing to the screening. It is important to not wear any oils or creams as this may interfere with the ECG recording. The cardiac technician will need access to your wrists, ankles, and chest. The shirt will need to be removed, but undergarments will be left in place. If undergarments are very tight, they may need to be loosened in order to allow for proper positioning of the chest electrodes.
Can I attend a screening after training or a workout? It is important that your heart rate and blood pressure are at normal levels at the time of screening. We advise that you don’t exercise within 30 minutes of the screening.
Will my information be shared with my insurance provider or employer? We do not share any personal or medical information with your health insurance company or employer unless you request us to share this information. We may share anonymised data where the individual screened cannot be identified.
Could my screening results affect my insurance policy? No, your screening results cannot affect your insurance policy. In Ireland, everybody is charged the same premium for a particular health insurance plan, irrespective of their age, gender and the current or likely future state of their health. This is called community rating.
Is there a charge for my screening? Does my insurance cover this? Yes, there is a charge for screening. If you are a Laya Healthcare member the screening is free every 2 years.
Do my results get sent to my GP? If an abnormality is identified that is of concern, we will send a copy of your results to your nominated GP.
What happens if I need to follow up or be re-screened? Follow up recommendations should be discussed and arranged through your GP.
When do I get my results? You will receive your results within 10 working days from the time of screening.
What is a Claim form and why do I need to fill it out? If you are a Laya Healthcare member you will be required to complete a short claim form. We then submit this to Laya Healthcare for payment for your screen with us. This ensures that you are not charged for the screening.
I don’t fully understand my ECG results, who can help me? You can contact your GP if follow up is recommended based on the ECG results. You can also email AMS at email@example.com with any questions.