A back to school physical is the perfect opportunity for your child’s mental and physical health to be assessed. School physicals are offered at Springfield Urgent Care to detect any conditions and build a medical history for your child.
What is a School Physical?
School physicals are required depending on the school and state you reside in. A yearly school physical is an exam to assess your child’s health and wellness and ensure that they are up-to-date with their vaccines to protect against the spread of serious diseases. The preventative exam can detect any changes in your child’s health and record their growth.
What to Expect During a School Physical
During your child’s school physical, any changes in family medical history and your child’s medical history will be discussed. Your child’s height and weight will be recorded to ensure that they are on the right track in development. Blood pressure, vision, heart function, and other vitals will also be checked. A physician will also ensure that your child is up-to-date on mandatory vaccinations required to attend school. A school physical is a great opportunity for a child’s emotional, physical, and social needs to be addressed. This might include discussing questions about depression, drinking, smoking, drugs, and sexual activity.
School Physical Results
The main focus of a school physical is to ensure your child’s overall health and detect any conditions that can prohibit them from attending school. If your child’s results come back normal, no further treatment may be recommended. If there are concerns about your child’s physical or mental health, further treatment options will be discussed.
Where to Schedule a School Physical
A school physical can be scheduled with your primary care physician, or with a trusted provider at your local urgent care. Contact our office today for more information!