Thank you for visiting Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)’s Health Promotion Center.

SNUBH’s health check-up program is designed to improve your well-being by prevention and early diagnosis of various diseases. We offer a wide range of packages customized by gender, age, and life styles of the individual.

Most of the test results can be discussed with the examinee within 3 days after the testing is completed. However, some of the tests require 10 days to be reviewed and analyzed. Therefore, you will be able to receive the comprehensive results within 1-2 weeks via in person, phone or email, depending on your preference.

If abnormal results are found in the initial checkup, you may be contacted by SNUBH for further evaluation and management as follows:
  1. 1

    Consultation with specialty professors

  2. 2

    Further focused examinations and tests

  3. 3

    Procedural or surgical treatments

Moreover, in some urgent problems, you may have to expend your stay or return to Korea if you have already departed. The expenses related with above extra-processes will result in extra-charges to the examinees.

We are committed to deliver a more accurate diagnosis and evidence based treatments.
Thank you.

Process of Physical Check-up

Make an appointment

  • Request for an appointment via telephone, or e-mail
  • Health Promotion Center Telephone: 1588-3369
  • International Healthcare Center
English Russian (Русский) Arabic (العربية)
Office +82-31-787-2034, 2042, 2061 +82-31-787-2039, 2027, 2036 +82-31-787-2037, 2045
H.P +82-10-3049-2038 +82-10-9722-2034 +82-10-3018-2037
E-mail ihsi@snubh.org international.snubh@gmail.com ihsi@snubh.org
English Office +82-31-787-2034, 2042, 2061
H.P +82-10-3049-2038
E-mail ihsi@snubh.org
Russian Office +82-31-787-2027, 2036, 2039
H.P +82-10-9722-2034
E-mail international.snubh@gmail.com
Arabic Office +82-31-787-2037, 2045
H.P +82-10-3018-2037
E-mail ihsi@snubh.org
Disclaimer regarding e-mail communiation

Sign-up

  • Sign-up at Health Promotion Center located in fourth floor at the building.
  • Submit your stool container and medical questionnaire.
  • Make payment (We accept all major credit cards. If paying by cash, we accept only Korean won)

Change

After we have checked you in, please wait in the waiting area and you will be escorted to the changing room. You will be assigned a locker, then please change into the robe, pants and slippers that we provide you with.

  • Sign-up at Health Promotion Center located in fourth floor at the building.
  • Submit your stool container and medical questionnaire.
  • Make payment (We accept all major credit cards. If paying by cash, we accept only Korean won)

Check-up

  • Your scheduled examinations will start after changing your clothes.

Result Consultation

Preliminary results from most of the tests can be discussed with examinee within 3 days, but results of some tests could be sent approximately 10 days to the examinee by email or mail.

Preparing for Physical Check-up

Collecting Stool Sample

Place a small sample from your stool in the container provided on the day of your check-up or the day before. Keep the container refrigerated in order to receive an accurate result.

NOTE

Those who will receive colonoscopy need to take the stool sample before you take the given medication to prep your bowel.

Food Intake

Avoid drinking and fatigue 2-3 days prior to your examination. On the night before your examination, have a light dinner before 8 PM and avoid meat, alcohol and fried food.

  • Examination Scheduled for Morning
    Start fasting from 10 PM the night before your examination. This includes water and medicine. Avoid chewing gum and smoking as well.
  • Examination Scheduled for Afternoon
    The examination will start at 12:30PM. Examinees can have light porridge around 6 AM (avoid dairy and hard to digest food such as seeds) and must start fasting after that.
    This includes water and medicine. Avoid chewing gum and smoking as well.

NOTE

Fasting is necessary for all examinees, even if you are not receiving examinations such as upper GI endoscopy or colonoscopy.

To those scheduled for Upper GI Endoscopy

If you are currently receiving dental treatment (including implants) or you have shaky tooth/teeth, please notify our staff before your examination.

To those scheduled for Colonoscopy

To receive an accurate result, it is crucial that those undergoing colonoscopy have a clean bowel. Please follow the instructions for taking Cool-prep.

To Those Taking Medication

Talk to your prescription doctor to see if it's okay to stop the medication. To reduce the risk of bleeding after biopsy or polypectomy, if you are taking aspirin or other anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners), please consult with the physician who prescribed you the anticoagulants about stopping it for 5 day

NOTE

Anticoagulants (blood thinners): Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, Ticagrelor, Cilostazol, Warfarin, Ticlopidine, Dipyridamole, New Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC) medications (Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran, Apixaban, Edoxaban), and etc.

Usage of Radiology Contrast

In order to improve diagnostic accuracy of certain radiologic procedures, contrast agents are used frequently. Check followings before examinations with contrast administration: History of any side reactions to the contrast agents, Kidney disease, Allergic diseases, Asthma, or Heart disease.
Metformin should be discontinued on the day of the proposed contrast administration, withheld for the subsequent 48 hours.

For Women

  • If you are in the middle of a period, all examinations except, urine, gynecologic and colonoscopy are possible. You may receive these examinations 5 days after your periods have stopped.
  • If you are planning pregnancy or you are pregnant, please let us know before the appointment. If you are within first trimester of pregnancy, we do not recommend breast imaging, dental x-rays, chest x-rays, CT, MRI, and endoscopy under sedation in most of elective circumstances.
  • Within one year after C-section delivery, elective colonoscopy is not recommended.
  • Breast feeding is prohibited for 48 hours after conscious sedation during endoscopy or other procedures with sedatives.
  • For preparation of uterine cervical pap smears, vaginal suppository is not to be used for 3 days prior to the examination. Sexual activity or vaginal cream is not recommended for 24 hours prior to examination.

What to Bring

Pre-health check-up questionnaire, stool sample container and your consent form if you are taking any examinations that require your signed consent.

On the day of your health check-up

Fasting

Please do not drink water, chew gum or have breath mints.
If you are scheduled to have health check-up in the morning, do not eat breakfast.

Medication

If you are taking anti-hypertensives or anticonvulsants, take your medication with minimum amount of water around 6 AM.
If you are taking insulin or any other kind of medications for diabetes, do not take it/them on the day of health check-up.
If you have low blood sugar frequently, consult your doctor.

Etc

Ophthalmic (eye pressure, eye) examination is conducted without contact lenses, so please wear glasses on the day of examination.
If you usually have asthma and use an inhaler, please bring it with you on the day of the examination.

Sedated Endoscopy

The sedatives will help you feel drowsy and relaxed during the procedure, but after having an endoscopy, you'll
probably need to rest for about 30 minutes until the effects of the sedatives have worn off. You'll need someone to stay with you and pick you up from the hospital.
Avoid driving or operating machinery.

NOTE

  • In order to avoid waiting, please be on time.
  • Do not bring valuables.
  • The staff cannot be responsible for children who are unattended or demonstrating inappropriate behavior.
  • Free parking on the day of your check-up.

Pre-Colonoscopy Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines strictly. It is important to empty your bowel for a clear inspection. Should you fail to take all the medications prepared by
our department or consume additional meal, it becomes harder to cleanse the bowel and unable to perform the colonoscopy.
Especially, examinees suffering from chronic constipation should eat much less than normal portion.

Food consumption

High Fiber Foods: Kimchi, Vegetables, Mushrooms, Grains, Beans, Sweet Potatoes, etc.
  • Kimchi
  • Kimchi
  • Vegetables
  • Vegetables
  • Mushrooms
  • Grains
  • Beans
  • SweetPotato
Fruit with seeds: Grape, Watermelon, Korean melon, Kiwi, Orange
  • Grape
  • Watermelon
  • Korean melon
  • Kiwi
  • Orange
Etc. : Seaweed, Nuts, Seeds, Meat
  • Seaweed
  • Seaweed
  • Nuts
  • Meat
For 5 days before the colonoscopy, refrain from consuming foods indicated above (photos). Please consume light foods without solid ingredients such as white rice, tofu, and egg.
Please reduce your daily food servings and drink more than 2 liters of water per day.

Medications

Examinees taking Aspirin (including Astrix) and anticoagulants (blood thinners) may be prone to bleeding after biopsy or polypectomy during endoscopy.
Patients taking antihypertensive medicines must check whether it contains Aspirin.

  • Anticoagulants (blood thinners): Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, Ticagrelor, Cilostazol, Warfarin, Ticlopidine, Dipyridamole, New Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC) medications (Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran, Apixaban, Edoxaban), and etc.

Examinees taking antihypertensive medicines and/or anticonvulsants should take the medications with minimum amount of water around 6 AM.
Examinees with diabetes must refrain from taking insulin and/or oral antidiabetic medications on the day of examination.

Examinees receiving conscious sedation endoscopy

Plan on allowing 24 hours for the sedative to wear off. It is commonly recommended that examinees should refrain from driving for 24 hours after endoscopy in which sedation is given. Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure. You may also need to take the day off from work.

Colonoscopy Cleansing Guideline (Morning)

Please collect the stool before taking the bowel preparation medications.

Day Before the Examination

Consume white porridge (other foods such as noodles, ramen, bread, sweet potato are strictly prohibited from consuming) only (without side dish) for both breakfast and lunch. Afterwards until midnight, patients may drink water and clear drinks to prevent hypoglycemia and dehydration.

  1. Pour drug-A and drug-B to 500ml bottle. Fill with water up to 500ml indication line, close the lid, and shake until both drugs are well dissolved.
  2. The day before the examination, starting from 7 PM, take all of Cool-Prep liquid 500ml over 30 minutes.
  3. After taking all of the first 500ml, repeat procedures 1 and 2 and take two additional servings of Cool-Prep liquid 500ml.
  4. After consuming three servings of Cool-Prep liquid, drink 750ml (about 3 cups’ worth) of water.
  5. At 5 AM of the examination day, over 30 minutes, take 1 more serving of Cool-Prep liquid 500ml. Repeat procedures 1 and 2 to make the Cool-Prep.
  6. After consuming one serving of Cool-Prep liquid, drink 250ml (about 1 cup worth) of water.
  7. At 6 AM of the examination day, shake well and take 1 pack of Gasocol Suspension.
    *Patients must drink all of Cool-Prep liquid for clear inspection of colon*

Colonoscopy Cleansing Guideline (Afternoon)

Please collect the stool before taking the bowel preparation medications.

Day Before the Examination

Consume white porridge (other foods such as noodles, ramen, bread, sweet potato are strictly prohibited from consuming) only (without side dish) for both lunch and dinner. Afterwards until midnight, patients may drink water and clear drinks to prevent hypoglycemia and dehydration.

  1. Pour drug-A and drug-B to 500ml bottle. Fill with water up to 500ml indication line, close the lid, and shake until both drugs are well dissolved.
  2. The day before the examination, starting from 9 PM, take all of Cool-Prep liquid 500ml over 30 minutes.
  3. After taking all of the first 500ml, repeat procedures 1 and 2 to make the Cool-Prep liquid 500ml.
  4. After consuming two servings of Cool-Prep liquid, drink 500ml (about 2 cups’ worth) of water.
  5. At 8 AM of the examination day, over 30 minutes, take 1 more serving of Cool-Prep liquid 500ml. Repeat procedures 1 and 2 to make the Cool-Prep.
  6. Take 1 more serving of Cool-Prep liquid 500ml. Repeat procedures 1 and 2 to make the Cool-Prep.
  7. After consuming one serving of Cool-Prep liquid, drink 500ml (about 2 cups’ worth) of water.
  8. At 6 AM of the examination day, shake well and take 1 pack of Gasocol Suspension.
    *Patients must drink all of CoolPrep liquid for clear inspection of colon*