School Physical Exams
Our providers can handle your school and sports physical needs too! All of our locations accept walk-in physicals. Our highly trained staff can complete your child’s exam and any forms you need for the coming school year. We can also administer many of the vaccines and required immunizations.*
For children heading back to school, a proper checkup is important to evaluate any issues your growing child may be dealing with. For example, a back to school physical can touch on whether a child’s vision is developing properly and address any other physical development issues that are important to a growing child.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Back to school physical exams will vary based on the child’s age, but typically the provider will:
• Record your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and BMI
• Check your child’s heart, lungs, lymph nodes, abdomen, skin, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
• Evaluate your child’s vision, joints, muscles, and spine
• Discuss the medical history of your child and your family
WHAT TO BRING
You should bring your child’s immunization records and a list of any medications your child takes, including prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines.
*When coming in for immunizations, please call ahead to ensure we have the vaccination your child needs. Also, be sure to bring a current copy of your child’s immunization record with you.
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