School Physicals Near South Bay, CA
At Coronado Bay Urgent Care, we offer school physicals to students that are physically active. School physicals are a requirement for most schools to ensure that students are physically able to participate in sports and other activities. Call us today to request an appointment.
For school physicals near South Bay CA, come see us here at Coronado Bay Urgent Care. We can provide these physicals on a walk-in basis which is especially convenient when, say, a child needs a school physical right away but forgot their referral form! You can come see us today for a quick, convenient school physical right on the spot. Read on to learn more or just come on by today!
Why do schools require physicals?
The requirements of schools can vary from state to state. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), school physicals ensure students are up to date with vaccinations that protect against serious diseases, and they also safeguard students’ health as well as the health of friends, family members, and members of the community.
Children are quite carefree even if they’re sick, so they can spread a sickness to classmates very easily. A sickness can spread throughout a community too. To prevent all that from occurring, it’s important to have school physicals and annual vaccinations.
What do they do at a school physical?
A school physical is pretty similar to a standard physical exam. This means that typically, a physician will check a patient’s:
- Personal and family health history for recurring health conditions
- Vitals, including heart rate and blood pressure
- Body health, including weight, eyes, ears, nose, heart, lungs, skin, speech, and walking ability
- Capabilities, like physical strength, motor functions, reflexes, and agility
- Vaccination history, and offer any vaccinations the patient needs
- Test history to determine whether the patient needs a test like a blood test
Also, during a school physical for a child, the physician will check the child’s development. During any kind of physical, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the physician about any health concerns you have.
How long does a physical last for school?
The exam takes 30 minutes at most. It could take even less. This may vary depending on the person’s health and whether other testing or any vaccinations are needed. School physicals are done annually, so one physical exam will be good for one school year. After a year, you’ll need another exam.
Can urgent care do school physicals?
Yes, they can! In fact, urgent care can do school physicals, sports physicals, and even annual physicals. It’s actually really convenient to have these physicals done at urgent care because an appointment isn’t necessary and you can just walk right in for same day service. Coronado Bay Urgent Care provides this kind of walk-in service, and we’re available to you and your family 7 days a week! You likely won’t get this kind of immediate service from your family physician or pediatrician, so come see us instead!
Do you provide school physicals near South Bay, CA?
We do! Coronado Bay Urgent Care is located over at 888 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, and you can come see us for any kind of physical exam, including a school physical. We’re available for walk-ins or appointments anytime Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm, or Saturday to Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm. You can call us at (619) 423-0100 if you’d prefer to make an appointment.
We hope to see or speak with you soon at Coronado Bay Urgent Care near South Bay!