We Perform School & Sports Physicals Every Day at Our Urgent Care Center in Derby, CT
If it’s time for your child to head back to school or register for a sports team, he or she may be required to undergo an administrative physical exam beforehand. But, there’s no need to stress about fitting another doctor appointment into your already-busy schedule. The qualified medical team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care is available to perform school and sports physicals on a walk-in basis 365 days per year. Simply stop by our office in Derby, Connecticut, at a convenient time, and we’ll complete your child’s examination right away.
Many school districts require enrolled students to have a basic physical exam prior to attending classes. In addition to checking your child’s overall health and development, a school physical is an opportunity to confirm that his or her immunizations are up to date.
School physicals can vary based on a child’s age, but in general, a healthcare provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care will:
- Review your child’s personal and family medical history
- Check your child’s heart, lungs, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Evaluate your child’s vision, joints, and muscles
- Record your child’s blood pressure, pulse, height, and weight
A pre-participation sports physical is very similar to a school physical but focuses specifically on an athlete’s health as it relates to a particular sport. The goal is to identify any issues that could increase your child’s risk of injury or affect his or her safe participation in the intended athletic activities.
When you come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for your child’s school or sports physical, be sure to bring any forms required by the school or athletic organization, as well as your child’s eyeglasses and a list of his or her medications.
The experienced and friendly healthcare professionals at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Derby can help ensure that your child is physically ready to take on a new school year or team sport. Come in today – we perform school, sports, and camp physicals on a walk-in basis. We also offer CDL/DOT physicals, although these exams require an appointment. Contact us to learn more or to arrange an appointment at a time that works for you.