Back to School, Back to RediClinic for School Physicals
Summer is a great time to schedule school physicals! You’ll get it taken care of before all of the busy back-to-school preparations later in the season, and you will have the reassurance that your child is healthy and physically ready to start a new school year.
What’s Included in a Back-to-School Physical
Routine physical exams are recommended for all school-aged children every year. If your child suffers from a chronic condition such as asthma, he or she may need an annual physical and more frequent follow-ups. Each physical exam will include evaluations and measurements of the following:
- Height and weight
- Blood pressure
- Neck and chest
- Heart and abdomen
- Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Lymph nodes
- Joints and spine
- Skin and muscles
In addition, your clinician will review your child’s medical history including previous and current illnesses and medications. The clinician will review your child’s immunization history to determine if all vaccinations are current. If not, RediClinic can administer all vaccinations required by your state. After the physical is complete, you will receive a printed report of your child’s statistics and immunizations.
Does Your Child Need a Sports Physical?
If your son or daughter is participating in school-sponsored sports, he or she will likely be required to get a sports physical. Sports physicals can be done at the same time as a regular physical, and incorporate additional screening for injuries and other health problems that could be dangerous for an athlete. Your RediClinic clinician can conduct all necessary screenings to ensure that your child is healthy enough to participate in a given school sport, and complete all required school paperwork.
Find a RediClinic Location Near You
Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are still welcome, for physicals and immunizations at RediClinic, making us a great alternative to a doctor’s office. Our staff of board-certified clinicians are available seven days a week with extended weekday hours for your convenience. Find your nearest RediClinic today.