Camp Physicals Performed on a Walk-In Basis in Waterbury, CT
Do you have a child who is excitedly looking forward to attending camp this summer? As you prepare, keep in mind that many camps require would-be campers to receive a “green light” from a medical provider before participating. The goal is to screen your child for medical conditions that might put him or her at risk while taking part in typical camp activities, such as spending time outdoors and playing sports. And even if it’s not a requirement, a pre-camp physical is a great opportunity to review your child’s health and identify potential issues early, before they become problems.
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Waterbury, Connecticut, we perform camp physicals on a walk-in basis. When you entrust your child’s health to our outstanding team of medical professionals, you can benefit from the same type of health evaluation and recommendations that you would expect to receive from your pediatrician or family doctor—without a several-day wait for an appointment.
What Do Camp Physicals Involve?
When you and your child come to our walk-in urgent care center for a camp physical, be sure to bring any necessary forms and other camp-required paperwork. You’ll also want to bring your child’s vaccination record, a list of medications he or she is currently taking, and his or her eyeglasses or contact lenses (if appropriate). An experienced and kid-friendly provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care can then confirm that your child is “camp ready” by performing:
- A medical history and immunization review
- A vital-sign check, including height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse
- Hearing and vision screenings
Most importantly, we will note for the camp staff any issues that could affect your child’s safety, health, or well-being while at camp. For instance, if your child has asthma or an allergy, he or she may need to carry an inhaler or an epinephrine auto-injector. Likewise, if your child recently sustained an injury, such as a fracture, sprain, or strain, he or she may need to refrain from participating in certain camp activities to reduce the risk of re-injury.
In addition to camp physicals, PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers school and sports physicals as well as a full slate of non-emergency health care services. And regardless of the reason for your visit, no appointment is necessary. You are welcome to stop by our state-of-the-art urgent care center in Waterbury any day of the week!