Camp Physicals Are Important to Reduce Risk of Injury for Your Child

05.10.2014

Summer allows for the fun outdoor activities that children enjoy–like camp and sports–and we want to keep it that way. When your child is seemingly healthy, it’s easy to question why a camp physical is necessary in order for your child to attend summer camp. At the same time, it’s better to be safe than sorry. A thorough physical exam will help identify potential risks for your child that might not be obvious. It can also be a proactive way to help prevent illness and injury by offering guidance on how to stay healthy and know your limitations as a result of the physical. For example, a child with asthma may still be able to attend camp, but needs to understand his or her limitations with camp activities to stay healthy and remain at camp.

Also, it’s not just about your child. The requirement of camp physicals means that your child is less likely to get ill when interacting with other children, because the other children have had a physical to ensure it’s safe for them to attend, as well. This can bring peace of mind to parents knowing their children are in a safe and healthy environment.

The good news is, scheduling a camp physical doesn’t need to be stressful, and isn’t necessary at all with a walk in clinic in Houston like RediClinic®. At RediClinic, no appointment is necessary, so you can stop in anytime at one of our convenient locations with weekend and extended weekday hours. RediClinic, a Houston walk-in clinic, is also a great option when compared to doctor offices and other medical clinics because the wait times are often shorter.

At RediClinic, your child’s camp physical will be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. We’re here to help at any of our 20 Houston area H-E-B locations.