Camp Physicals Provided on a Walk-In Basis in Hamden, CT
If you have children who are going to be attending summer camp this year, you’ll likely need to have a camp physical completed by a medical professional. Rather than trying to fit in this examination during your pediatrician’s limited office hours, you can come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for a walk-in camp physical at a time that works best for you. Our facility in Hamden, Connecticut, is open seven days per week with extended evening hours and we never require appointments, so you can stop by when it’s convenient for your family.
Our Camp Physicals
A camp physical screens children for pre-existing medical conditions that could affect their health and safety while participating in camp activities, such as hiking, swimming, horseback riding, sports, and more. It also ensures the child is up-to-date on all necessary immunizations. And the medical professional conducting the camp physical can provide strategies to ensure any health conditions—such as asthma or allergies—can be effectively handled while away at camp.
A camp physical will entail:
- Reviewing the child’s medical and family history
- Taking vitals (pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure)
- Getting an accurate height and weight measurement
- Evaluating a child’s heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, throat, and joints
- Doing a vision screening
If your child does have an underlying condition or if he or she had a recent injury that camp counselors should be aware of, it will be noted on the physical exam form. The medical professional you see will also answer any questions you have about physical activity, childhood development, and more.
Get a Camp Physical Today
If your child needs a camp physical, stop by PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Hamden for walk-in care. Please bring the physical examination form sent by the summer camp as well as a copy of your child’s most recent immunization record. If you have any questions about our physical examinations for kids’ camp programs, feel free to contact us today at (203) 248-2727.