You probably don’t think of your annual physical exam as a luxurious, relaxing “white glove” experience, but a New York City medical center promises it.
Elitra Health Manhattan Center for Life and Longevity offers an in-depth ‘five-star’ physical examination at a luxury downtown spa-like facility Manhattan – and it costs $ 10,000. The six-hour exam at the 15,000-square-foot health center is aimed at senior executives, athletes and celebrities. It is designed for “the most discerning men and women” who want a private experience of the highest quality, according to a clinic representative.
“Most of our clients have high net worth and high incomes who want more than one exam, more time with specialists and a clinical team, and an overall 5 star customer experience.” Ari Cukier, Director of Operations at Elitra Health, Business Insider said.
Many Elitra patients are senior executives, small business owners, and wealthy international patients from China, Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries, he said. Athletes and celebrities are also among their clients, including former NFL player Boomer Esiason, who spoke about his Elitra review in an interview.
“You end up meeting a dozen different people, from a nutritionist to a cardiologist, [you get] an echocardiogram, ”Esiason said. “You do all of these different things and tests. It was long, but it didn’t seem long because the place is first class. “
The personalized exam lasts between five and six hours and is designed to uncover any underlying health issues. It includes many projections, advanced blood tests, on-site cardiac imaging and calcium assessment, complete body scans for cancer and aneurysms, a nutritional analysis and physical condition assessment, and more. Breakfast and lunch are included, and the exam ends with a 20-minute massage in a quiet room.
There is also a women’s lounge and a men’s lounge where patients can relax.
“Most patients say it’s more like a hotel [or] spa than a medical center and they’ve never experienced anything medical like this, ”Cukier said.
What makes Elitra unique, according to Cukier, is that all services are performed in the same location on the same day. Patients also get their results the same day so they can sit down with a doctor and ask any questions they have.
Elitra doctors only see two to three patients a day, which almost all patients benefit by sitting with the doctor for at least two hours, according to Cukier. Elitra has an alliance with Mount Sinai Hospital, where they can coordinate priority planning and access to the best specialists.
“Companies that work with us typically cover this for their top level employees – C-suite and / or CEO, or partners,” he said.
Their patient population is split 60/40 between people who book directly with Elitra (60%) and senior executives whose companies pay for the program (40%), according to Cukier.
The the exam is not covered by traditional health plans, but payment can be made through FSA or HSA plans and Elitra accepts Armada plan.