Help your kids have their best year at school with an annual school physical. Most schools require a physical evaluation before students can participate in sports or extracurricular activities. At the iCare ER & Urgent Care in Frisco and South Fort Worth, TX we offer fast, affordable physicals performed by a highly trained team of medical professionals. School physicals will be conducted in private exam rooms with parents of minors present. Our CLIA/COLA certified onsite laboratory ensures that the results of any medical tests that may be performed will be returned within 15 minutes.
"I was seen very promptly, they took good care of me. All staff members were extremely nice. One of my favorite places of all time."- R.O. / Yelp / Mar 10, 2018
"This was my first visit, and I hope subsequent visits are just as good, but for this first visit I thought everyone was great, each and every person from the front desk, to the initial check in exam to the Doctor's encounter. Very competent, thorough, throughout. I'm a nurse and I'm really looking for this level of care and analysis. I even came in the night before and I loved how the person at the front immediately asked me the reason I was coming in tonight - this is critical in an emergency. I went to another place similar to this before much closer to my house and they never ask me this. They just say sign in, if anything at all, seems like I have to get there attention. One time at this same "other place", my son was in complete anaphylactic shock and I had to get them to pay a little more attention to us right then. They handled it after that, but, you see the difference in how that makes you feel in that initial check in. It seems like many doctor's offices have snarky front office staff, iCare did not! After the initial question to immediately triage us, he then counseled us on cost with this being considered emergency care (not urgent care) after a certain time in the evening. He didn't have to do that, but I appreciated his consideration for our pocketbook - especially when it was just a sore throat. They are worth my little bit of extra drive time from now on!"- S.M. / Google / Dec 07, 2018
"I’ve been a patient here twice and have been given the best treatment! The atmosphere alone is absolutely amazing and the staff overall is just beyond great! They also call to do a followup which is very courteous of them!"- E.J. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
"Had to be seen due to a kidney stone. The staff, nurses, and Dr were exceptional! Most polite nurse and staff I have ever seen. If I ever need the ER, I will go here! Was in and out in about an hour. Highly recommend!"- T.T. / Google / Nov 27, 2018
"My first experience was Amazing..No wait friendly staff..extended tour by the Doctor..Honestly this didn't feel like a clinic it felt like a hotel with the friendly service I received and my toe is so much better. Thank you so much..If I have any other pains I will return. The Best Clinic in Frisco!!"- L.F. / Google / Nov 27, 2018
Purpose of the Physical
Annual school physicals are important for students as these exams can help catch illnesses or other health concerns before they become serious or interfere with physical activities. Medical problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and many other illnesses can then addressed by an iCare physician. It is best to complete a physical 6 weeks before participating in a school sport or extracurricular activity. You can walk into an iCare ER & Urgent Care facility without an appointment to complete a school physical 7 days a week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
What to Bring
Students requesting a physical should bring all forms that need to be completed to the appointment. If the student wears glasses or contacts, they should bring those as well in case their school requires a vision test. The student or parent may be asked questions about his or her family medical history.
What to Expect
While every school has different requirements for physicals, most will include the same basic proceedings to ensure the health of the student and detect any medical problems. A medical history review will be conducted, in which the physician will get a clear idea of the family medical history, any past conditions, lifestyle or behavioral issues, and to make sure that vaccinations are up to date.
Depending on the school’s particular requirements, this exam will most likely include checking the vital signs by taking the student’s temperature, pulse, and blood pressure, documenting weight and height, and noting respiration rates. The physician will observe the student’s general appearance, including the hair, nails, abdomen, limbs, head, and neck for any abnormalities or physical issues. The physician may measure lung function, muscle strength, reflexes and balance, flexibility, posture, and joint health. Some schools may require an eye exam, blood work, or vaccine updates according to the age of the student.
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Is Your School Physical Due?
If your child needs to have a school physical completed, the team at iCare can help meet your requirements. iCare physicians will carry out your examinations and tests so you can meet a deadline on time. We also have a billing program that accepts most insurances, making your visit straightforward and affordable. Visit iCare ER & Urgent Care today without an appointment to get a comprehensive school physical done in time for any school activity or sport.