Schaumburg Immediate Care
Family Medicine & Immediate Care located in Schaumburg, IL
School physicals are one of the many things you have to do to complete your child’s back-to-school to-do list. If your child is in need of a school physical, the compassionate family physicians at Schaumburg Immediate Care in Schaumburg, Illinois, can help. To book your child’s school physical, call the office, schedule an appointment online or walk-in during normal business hours.
What is a school physical?
A school physical is a routine part of your child’s preventive health care plan if they’re enrolled in school. These physicals are important to ensure your child:
- Is developing healthfully
- Is up to date on immunizations
- Doesn’t have any communicable infections
- Doesn’t have any vision or hearing concerns
- Gets any essential treatments for chronic conditions, like inhalers for asthma
If your child is going to be participating in a sporting activity this school year, they may also need certain evaluations and screenings to ensure they’re in good health and can safely participate in the sport.
How often does my child need a school physical?
In general, schools require your child to go through a comprehensive physical before the start of each new school year or transfer to a new school. Schaumburg Immediate Care may perform this exam in conjunction with your child’s annual well-child exam, so you only have to schedule a single visit.
If your child is behind on vaccinations or requires additional sports physical screenings, you may need to bring them back to Schaumburg Immediate Care for additional visits as recommended.
What happens during a school physical?
School physicals are entirely tailored to your child’s overall health, school requirements, and any concerns you may have. Most school physicals from Schaumburg Immediate Care include the following components:
- Height and weight evaluations
- Vision and hearing screening
- Ear, nose, and throat exam
- Lung and heart evaluations
- Joint and reflexes check
- Medication evaluations
- Medical history review
- Immunization updates
Sometimes, laboratory testing — like a blood draw — is a required part of physical exams, too. Or if your little one needs a sports physical as part of their school physical, they may need to undergo a fitness test.
To ensure your child receives all essential screenings and tests, make sure you bring the necessary school paperwork to your appointment. The compassionate team at Schaumburg Immediate Care is dedicated to ensuring your child’s school physical process is as smooth and seamless as possible.
Book your child’s school physical at Schaumburg Immediate Care by scheduling an appointment online or calling the office.