Get the Sports Physical Your Child Needs at Our Urgent Care Center in Ridgefield, CT
If your child requires a sports physical in Ridgefield, Connecticut, or the surrounding area, you can turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Our sports physicals are available on a walk-in basis, and we’re open 365 days per year with extended hours. So, even if it’s a weekend, your kid can get their sports physical completed before the new season starts on Monday.
What Happens at a Sports Physical?
If your child is new to the world of organized athletics, you may be wondering what a sports physical is and how it differs from an annual physical. The purpose of a sports physical is to assess whether a child is healthy enough to participate in the activity in question. To make this determination, a practitioner will perform a physical examination and ask some questions about the child’s medical and family histories. The physical examination usually involves assessing a child’s:
- Vitals (such as blood pressure and pulse)
- Ears, nose, and throat
- Lungs and abdomen
- Strength, flexibility, and joints
A sports physical is not as comprehensive as an annual physical, which also takes into account a child’s developmental, emotional, and social health.
How Much Does a Sports Physical Cost?
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we charge an $80 flat fee for school, sports, and camp physicals. Unfortunately, this amount likely won’t be covered by insurance, since most carriers tend to cover only one physical examination each year (your child’s annual physical).
No Appointment Needed
When you choose PhysicianOne Urgent Care for your child’s sports physical, you won’t need to worry about making an appointment ahead of time. All of our youth physicals are available on a walk-in basis for our patients’ convenience. Stop into our Ridgefield urgent care center whenever we’re open—we’re located at 10 South Street, off Danbury Road—and be sure to bring your child’s sports physical form along with a copy of their most recent immunization record, your driver’s license, and your insurance card (if applicable).