School, Sports, or Camp*
*With this coupon. Regularly $35. Cost is per form. No limit per family. Immunizations are not included, but available at an additional charge. Valid for Grades K-12 only. Coupon not valid for medicare
patients. Expires 04/30/2020
*With this coupon. Basic physical regularly $70, comprehensive physical $125. No limit per family. Immunizations are not included, but available at an additional charge. Not valid for high school students. Coupon not valid for medicare patients. Expires 03/31/2020
What is a School and Sport Physical?
School and sport physicals are conducted to determine whether a child is healthy and physically prepared to participate in sports and/or other school activities. These regular exams can also be a good time for physicians to discuss important health issues with children and their parents or guardians. In addition, MD Now also offers age appropriate immunizations as well as prescriptions, and treatments for common childhood health conditions.
Why are Sports Physicals Required?
Sport physicals help determine whether a child is healthy enough to participate in a particular sport or activity. These physicals are particularly important for any child with an existing health issue, such as asthma or a previous physical injury that could be aggravated or made worse by participating in a sport or activity.
While these conditions may not preclude participation, they could indicate a need for additional testing, medication, or other adjustments to avoid worsening the health problem. In some cases, your MD Now provider may be able to provide training tips to prevent sports injuries.
What is required for a School Physical?
Many states now require annual physical exams before students can participate in any sport or physical activity offered by schools, camps, and other community youth organizations. The exact requirements will depend on the specific requirements of the state school system or the sport or activity. In general, however, sports and school physicals include these three steps:
- A review of the patient’s medical background
- A physical examination
- The completion of necessary School Physical or Vaccination forms and Sports Physical forms
- School Physicals might require age appropriate vaccinations or documentation.
- Sports Physicals might require EKG testing if suggested by the provider