A camp physical is a health assessment of your child to ensure they are well enough to attend camp. This might be a day camp, sleep-away camp, or sports camp and will sometimes require a special physical before attending, depending on what camp your child is going to. Although a camp physical will assess your child’s health, it should not replace a regular trip to your primary care physician.
A camp physical might include the following:
- Medical history review
- Vitals check
- Eye and hearing exam
- Joint and flexibility test
Camp Physical Results
When the examination is complete, the provider completes the required paperwork and notes any conditions or concerns detected. If a condition exists that requires attention, the condition must be addressed, through treatment or making other accommodations. Most health concerns will not prevent your child from attending camp, but a camp counselor should be made aware of any conditions so they can be prepared. This could include head protection during activity or providing an inhaler or EpiPen.
A camp physical can be scheduled with your child’s primary care physician or with a trusted provider at Springfield Urgent Care.