Our Urgent Care Center Is a Convenient Option for School & Sports Physicals in Glastonbury, CT
Whether your child is getting ready to advance to the next grade or start playing a new sport, a physical exam is the first step toward making sure he or she is ready to safely and fully participate. If you’d like, you can get this done today at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We perform physicals on a walk-in basis at all of our office locations, including Glastonbury, Connecticut. Stop by at your convenience, or check in online with our convenient online appointment system, and we’ll complete your child’s examination right away so you can check this item off your to-do list.
The Purpose of School & Sports Physicals
The goal of a school or sports physical is to evaluate your child’s overall health and detect any issues that could potentially interfere with his or her performance or increase his or her risk of injury. Our experienced medical team will ensure that your child receives an appropriate health screening based on his or her age, gender, and intended activities. Although the specific requirements may vary depending on the type of physical requested, the exam will likely include an assessment of your child’s:
- Personal and family medical history
- Height and weight
- Posture, flexibility, and joint function
- Vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature
- Eyes, nose, ears, lungs, and heart
- Immunization record
Most schools and athletic organizations have a specific form that must be completed by the healthcare provider who performs the required physical; if you received one, please be sure to bring it with you when you visit our urgent care center with your child. Also, please keep in mind that school and sports physicals are performed for a specific – and limited – purpose, and therefore do not take the place of a more comprehensive annual physical, which your child will still need.
Let’s Help Your Child Succeed
Just like you, the healthcare professionals at PhysicianOne Urgent Care want to see your child succeed in school, sports, and camp, and that begins with appropriate medical clearance. We also understand that back-to-school time is busy for both students and their parents. By offering convenient physicals without an appointment, we hope to make the process a little less hectic for you. Come to our urgent care center in Glastonbury today.