Summer is winding down and the new school year is upon us. Your school or sports team may require a physical before your child can attend. Did you forget to make an appointment with your pediatrician? Midwest Express Clinic is here to help.
Alleviate your back-to-school stress knowing that your child will receive a comprehensive physical with the care you’d expect from a primary care doctor with the speed and convenience of an urgent care. Whether it’s a school or sports physical, all Midwest Express Clinic locations accept walk-in exams that work with your busy schedule.
Annual medical exams are recommended at any age, so by taking your child for a school or sports physical, you are not only making sure they are physically ready for the year ahead, but you are reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. Plus, this is your opportunity as a parent to ask about any specific behaviors or problems that you would like addressed, so have your list of questions handy!
Midwest Express Clinic offers physical exams that your college-aged or secondary student needs to start the school year. New students enrolling in Illinois or Indiana schools will need up-to-date physical exams to attend. The goal of the physical is to determine your child’s overall health and detect any underlying symptoms of illness and disease. They also assist in managing chronic conditions.
If your child participates in sports, Midwest Express also offers sports physicals. Also called pre-participation examinations (PPE), sports physicals are usually required prior to participation in a sport. The sports physical helps to ensure that the athlete is physically ready for their activity of choice, whether its baseball, football, soccer, track, etc. The purpose is to help minimize the risk of injury during practices and games.
Parents, make sure to bring the required forms provided by the school or the team with you to the appointment.
Here’s what you can expect during the routine physical:
1) Gather family and personal medical history
2) Height and weight measurements
3) Evaluation of flexibility, pulse, posture, joints and more
4) Vital signs for blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate
5) Lung, heart, eyes, nose and ear assessments
The provider will also inquire about alcohol and tobacco consumption, recent immunizations and sleep habits.
Let Midwest Express Clinic get your child back-to-school ready. Should you have any health concerns prior to the physical exam, connect with the closest Midwest Express Clinic location and a staff member will be in touch with you.