Sports and School Physical Exams Q and A

AFC Urgent Care Located at 9040 Ulmerton Rd, Suite 200, Largo, FL 33771 is Open 8AM-8PM Monday to Friday and 8AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday. Our Doctors and Healthcare Professionals Provide School and Sports Physical Examinations for the Participation in Athletics and School Activities.

Sports and School Physical Exams Q and A
Sports and School Physical Exams Q and A

Every year our children are incredibly active. To ensure they are in optimal health, school and sports physicals are an annual requirement. The entire process usually does not take longer than a hour, and this small investment of time provides you with the peace of mind that your child is healthy and can participate in sports and attend school without issue.

Does urgent care do school physicals?

Fortunately, many urgent care facilities provide the service of school physicals. While these routine check-ups can be done at a family doctor’s office, if you cannot book an appointment or require one on short notice, an urgent care clinic is the perfect place to go. AFC Urgent Care in Largo, FL can take care of all of your school physical needs!

Does urgent care do sport physicals?

Much the same as school physicals, sports physicals are also provided at many different urgent care centers. The appointment doesn’t take very long — under an hour — and enables your little ones to participate in the activities that they love. AFC Urgent Care in Largo, FL provides sports physicals and can help your kids run in the field!

Where can I get a physical fast?

Oftentimes, family doctors or primary care physicians are busy, so much so that they will only get a few words in before running to the next patient. It is understandable, as they care for dozens of different patients and their time is in high demand by many of them. That is why urgent care centers are often the quickest place to get a physical, whether it is for school, sports, or even an annual check up. AFC Urgent Care in Largo, FL can provide you with all of your physical check up needs and get you in an out of the door in record time.

What happens during a sport or school physical?

During a school or sports physical, the physician will go over your detailed medical history. The medical history section usually involves questions like:

  • Serious illnesses among family members
  • Any illnesses that the child has been diagnosed with at a younger age (asthma, diabetes, etc)
  • Previous hospitalizations or surgeries
  • Past injuries
  • If your child has ever passed out, had chest pain, felt dizzy, or trouble breathing during exercise
  • Any current medications

Providing this information may possibly be the most important part of the exam, so be sure to be thorough and honest. Take your time answering these questions and ensure your child is engaged so they are aware of their medical history. Physicians look at this information to consider potential conditions a child might have.

You should bring with you any medical forms that the doctor needs to fill out. As well as any glasses, contacts, or hearing devices your child normally wears.

School physicals are non-invasive and straightforward. The doctor will:

  • Record weight and height
  • Check vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, etc.)
  • Test your child’s vision and hearing
  • Check heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
  • Evaluate your child’s posture, joints, strength, and flexibility

We will let you know if anything is a cause for concern or requires further evaluation throughout the screening. It is always the goal of AFC Urgent Care to make our medical exams as pleasant and relaxed as possible. The more comfortable your child is, the smoother the process will be.

Is a sports physical covered by insurance?

While some insurance plans cover sports physicals, not all do. It is important to check your policy before coming in for a sports physical. However, most annual physicals are covered by insurance.

If your child requires a school or sports physical, come to AFC Urgent Care today! We offer quick yet thorough exams, to be sure that your little one is ready to play. To talk with a member of our specialist team, contact our office today. Or to book an appointment, visit us online or simply give us a call!