Sports and School Physical Exams Clinic Q&A
Need a sports or school physical? Look no further than Doctors Urgent Care. Our professional staff is here to help you get the treatment you need. Call us or visit us online for directions. We serve patients from Ocala, FL and surrounding areas.
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Do urgent cares offer school physical exams?
Does urgent cares do sports physicals?
Where can I get a physical fast?
What happens during a sport or school physical?
Is a sports physical covered by insurance?
Sports and school physicals are important annual physicals to help us determine the health of our children. In order to participate in sports, children need a sports physical. This ensures that they are in good health to take part in sports. School physicals are mandated every year to make sure that children are healthy and can attend school without issue.
Yes, absolutely! Urgent care centers regularly perform school physicals. If your child needs their school physical, come to Doctors Urgent Care in Ocala, FL today! If you or your child are in need of a physical, Doctors Urgent Care makes it easy to get them done. You can bring your children and teens in for a school or sports physical, we offer extended hours for your convenience on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Whatever the reason for your exam, Doctors Urgent Care’s walk-in physicals are quick and easy. We accept walk-ins, so you can come at your convenience.
To put it simply, the purpose of a physical examination is prevention. If you have a child in need of a sports physical, your exam can be one of the best ways to screen for illnesses or other health concerns. The exam will provide either reassurance that your health is fine, or warn you of health issues while there is enough time to correct them.
Urgent care clinics are a great place to get your child’s sports physical. There are minimal wait times and no appointments needed! Come to Doctors Urgent Care in Ocala, FL today to receive your sports physical in record time!
The fastest place to receive a physical is, without a doubt, is an urgent care. These clinics are designed to have patients in and out in the fastest time possible. And with no appointment needed, you can come in when it is convenient for you!
A sports or school physical has two parts: a review of health history and a physical examination:
The health history of a sports physical includes:
– Episodes of dizziness or collapse during activity
– Family history of serious illnesses
– History of asthma
– History of excessive weight loss or gain
– History of past conditions such as heart illness, concussions, and fractures
– Menstrual history
– Status of immunizations, particularly tetanus
– Use of contact lenses or dental appliances
– Use of dietary supplements, drugs, alcohol, and/or performance-enhancing drugs, such as steroids
The focus of the physical exam will be on the evaluation of different body parts and characteristics, including:
– Blood pressure
– Heart (This is done to look for conditions such as irregular heartbeat [arrhythmia] and murmurs).
– Height and weight
Most insurance plans cover one physical per year. It is important to note that a school or sports physical is not the same as an annual physical. Before coming in for your physical, check with your insurance provider to see what is included in your policy.
If your child is in need of a school or sports physical, come to Doctors Urgent Care today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing school and sports physicals and can provide you with the peace of mind that your child is taken care of. Contact our office today to get in touch with one of our specialists. We serve patients from Ocala FL, Silver Springs Shores FL, Huntington FL, Zuber FL, Anthony FL and surrounding areas.