School Physical Exam Clinic in Bradenton FL
Your child’s social, emotional, and developmental growth will be evaluated at a school physical. Most schools require students to have school physicals, which are wellness checkups, before they may take part in sports and other activities. At PrimeHealth Primary Care, our qualified medical staff performs prompt, feasible, and cost-effective school physical exams to help you determine whether your child is developing normally or not. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3014 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203.
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When it comes to the health and well-being of your child, nothing is more important. That’s why many schools will ask parents to get their child medically examined before they start the school year and/or before starting to participate in team activities. This health assessment is known as a school physical exam and is often a precursor to enrollment in many academic settings in the United States.
At PrimeHealth Primary Care, we offer school physical examinations to ensure that your child is healthy and happy before heading off into the school year. Contact us today for more information about our examinations and services or if you have any questions. You can also book an appointment online at your earliest convenience to get started.
A comprehensive school physical exam includes a thorough physical exam, laboratory testing, and immunizations (if not already up to date). It’s recommended that your child has one of these exams performed yearly, even if their school doesn’t require annual submissions. This will allow your doctor to keep an updated record of the health of your child, both for your use and for the school to keep on file should it be required at any point.
This history should include a record of all surgeries or hospitalizations, any recurring or past injuries and/or illnesses, any acute illnesses that may have arisen over the last year, your family history, past and current medications, and any sports-related injuries.
This exam serves as an extra layer of protection for your child, and all other children in attendance at the school, to ensure their overall health throughout the year. It also gives the school’s staff the valuable medical insight they need regarding their students’ unique needs should any issues arise unexpectedly.
School physicals play a vital role in preventative medicine, allowing your family doctor to identify, treat, and track any medical issues that develop as quickly and efficiently as possible. The earlier a medical ailment or condition is identified, the sooner treatment can begin; lessening the chances that it lingers or becomes chronic.
During a school physical, you can expect your child to undergo a routine physical examination, have lab work completed, and receive any screenings and/or vaccinations that are determined to be relevant by both the physician and the school.
Each state and school require varying levels of medical information regarding your child. They will provide you with a form for your physician to fill out as your child is getting examined. You should also expect to be asked questions regarding your child’s health and your family history, including:
• Any current medical conditions or injuries.
• Any serious illnesses that run in the family.
• Any previous hospitalizations your child has had.
• Previous surgeries or injuries.
• Any abnormal symptoms experienced during exercise.
• Any current medications your child is on.
• Any allergies or food/product sensitivities.
When at your doctor’s appointment, you’ll want to ensure that you bring all hearing devices or visual aids (such as contacts or glasses) that your child typically wears.
Overall, the appointment should take between 30-60 minutes, is non-invasive, and is always done with your child’s comfort in mind.
School physical exams allow for a high level of widespread health amongst all children in the learning environment. Medical screening and yearly examinations can help catch illnesses before they start and ensure that kids are healthy and happy before they start the school year.
Ensure that you have the required paperwork from the school before booking the appointment to avoid potential delays.
At PrimeHealth Primary Care, we would be happy to see your child and perform a school physical to help safeguard their health. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3014 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203. We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Ellenton FL, Palmetto FL, Rubonia FL, Foxleigh FL, and West Samoset FL.