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School Physicals: Avoid the Lines and Go Early

Although it feels as if summer has just begun, it’s never too early to think about your child’s school physical for the upcoming year. While it can feel like just another task to add to the back-to-school to-do list, there’s a reason it is a requirement for students, whether or not they are participating in sports.

Why School Physicals Are Important

As with any physician, having a minimum yearly checkup helps doctors find any underlying medical conditions sooner or get ahead of any potential health risks. For children, this is extremely important as there are many physical and developmental changes that occur during their growth into adulthood. During an exam, not only will children receive a thorough physical exam, but they can also receive help for any emotional, developmental, or social concerns.

Attending a yearly physical also helps promote a healthy lifestyle for your child. The annual exam becomes habit as they grow, making it easier to take into their adult lives, keeping them healthier and happier. An annual physical exam can help your child receive things they may require, such as disease screenings, routine vaccinations, and help with quality-of-life issues such as mental health concerns or developmental problems.

When to Get a School Physical

As soon as your school makes the yearly physical form available, you can take your child for his or her school physical. As long as the date of the physical falls within the accepted time frame, there is no need to wait until just before school is back in session. In fact, having the physical done earlier in the summer will help you avoid the last minute rush to have it done in time. 

If your children are ready for their school physical, bring them in to one of our convenient Midwest Express Clinic locations today. Our offices are open daily from 9am – 9pm, making it easy to fit into your schedule. Walk-ins are always welcome, but to save even more time, utilize our easy virtual check-in tool to save your spot in the waiting room before you arrive. Be sure to bring the school’s required physical form to your child’s visit.

Rest assured knowing that with a comprehensive school physical from our professional medical staff, your child is heading into the new school year in good health.