School physicals are required by many school districts to ensure your child is healthy. These vital exams can detect any medical or orthopedic problems that may lead to serious illness or injury while engaging in athletic activity. Physicals should be done on an annual basis to help keep your children healthy while attending school.
What to Expect During School Physicals
School physicals track your child’s height and weight and vital signs to detect any potential problems. During your appointment at Rapid Immediate Care, the doctor will also make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date and answer any questions you may have. The doctor will review your child’s medical history and perform a comprehensive exam. During your visit, vision and hearing tests may be performed. Be sure to bring your child’s eyeglasses or contacts with you.
If any health issues are detected, the doctor may order additional lab tests to help your child achieve optimal health. This visit is also an excellent opportunity to address any mental or emotional needs your child may have. Depending on the child’s age, discussions you may want to consider include sexual activity, drug use or depression. The doctor can provide you with educational resources or recommended treatments to improve your child’s well-being.
What to Bring to School Physicals
There are a few things you will need to bring to appointments for school physicals. Please bring your insurance card and the school form for the staff to sign and finalize. You may also want to bring a list of any current medications your child is taking.
Get Your Children Ready with School Physicals
School physicals are essential for keeping your children healthy throughout the school year. At Rapid Immediate Care, we offer quick and convenient walk-in services and same day appointments to fit your schedule. Book school physicals for your children by making an appointment today.