School Physicals – Annual School Physicals – South Fort Worth & Frisco, TX

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School Physicals Overview

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.

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 with School Physicals

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.

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