It’s common for children and teens to need physicals before starting a new school year or participating in a sport. The team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA in Castroville, Schertz, and San Antonio, Texas, can conduct school and sports physicals and help with any essential paperwork if your child is age 13 or older. If your child needs a physical, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.
Most schools and school districts require students to go through comprehensive medical exams before enrolling in classes or before participating in sports or extracurricular activities. These routine exams are important to ensure your child:
Schools and sports organizations usually provide paperwork for physicians to follow, including tests or evaluations required to perform during physicals.
A pre-participation physical takes about 45 minutes and involves a medical history review followed by a physical exam.
Depending on your child’s health and any concerns you may have, their exam may include:
While most school and sports physicals are standardized based on school district or state requirements, your child’s exam is also tailored to their specific needs.
After the physical, your provider Northeast Pediatric Associates PA fills the required paperwork by your child's school or sports organization for participation eligibility or refers them for additional testing as needed. They may also recommend a follow-up appointment or refer them to a specialist if any health concerns are noted during the exam.
It can be helpful to read through the form required for the physical, so you can tell your child what to expect. To help your child’s physical go as smoothly as possible, do the following:
To schedule your child’s school or sports physical, request an appointment online or over the phone with Northeast Pediatric Associates PA today.