It might feel like summer is just beginning, but it’s already time to start planning for back to school physicals! Even if a return to school this fall might look a little different than years past, maintaining a regular schedule for back to school physicals, immunizations, and more is as important as ever.
At Restore Health Urgent Care, we’re pleased to offer back to school physicals, as well as sports and camp physicals. Physicals are an important medical check-in, and in many cases, they’re also useful to ensure your child can safely join in on planned activities.
Back to school physicals at Restore Health Urgent Care
Children in Palm Bay, Florida can come to Restore Health Urgent Care for back to school physicals and much more. We offer fast, affordable, and friendly care on an urgent, walk-in, or appointment basis.
If this year is your child’s first back to school physical, you might be wondering exactly what to expect. While the process can vary from patient to patient, here are some of the things you can expect from the medical provider.
What to expect during back to school physicals at urgent care
Depending on your child’s age, their back to school physical will be a little different. But here are some of the basics covered during back to school physicals:
- The medical provider will measure your child’s height and weight
- Their pulse and blood pressure is measured
- BMI (Body Mass Index) is calculated
- A physical exam is performed, checking things like your child’s heart, lungs, eyes, lymph nodes, throat, and ears
- Your family’s medical history (as well as your child’s medical history) is discussed
- Your child’s vision, muscles, joints, and spine will be evaluated
Sports and camp physicals
Restore Health Urgent Care is also proud to offer affordable, same-day sports and camp physicals from our convenient location in Palm Bay, FL.
These physicals help determine whether it’s safe for your child to participate in a sport, camp, or activity. Sports physicals are usually required to start a new sport or season, and even to participate in extracurricular activities at school. On that note, a camp physical is often also required to attend camp. These pre-participation physicals are an important medical check-in and ensure your child can safely join in on planned activities.
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What to bring
Here are a few items to bring along for your child’s appointment:
- Their immunization records
- A list of any medications they take (including OTC and prescriptions)
- Participation forms (as needed)
- Glasses or contacts if your child wears them
If you think there’s anything else that might be useful to have on hand for your child’s appointment, go ahead and bring it along. Or, call us ahead of time to ask about it.
Why are back to school physicals important?
Annual wellness exams are important for a number of reasons.
They provide a time to look for any developmental deficits and other concerns, while also ensuring a regular immunization schedule is followed, which is often required by the school. These appointments also give you and your child a chance to discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor to get the answers or help you need.
Contact Restore Health Urgent Care to book an appointment
Restore Health Urgent Care makes it easy for you and your family to get the care you need. In addition to walk-in appointments, we offer online booking as well.
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Restore Health can provide fast and affordable medical care 7 days a week. Our medical team can quickly treat a variety of minor injuries and illnesses, no appointment necessary. We also offer digital imaging and x-rays onsite. For non-life-threatening conditions, Restore Health Urgent Care in Palm Bay is an excellent and affordable alternative to the ER.
Give us a call today, book an appointment online, or walk-in to receive a variety of treatment options!