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School, Sports, & Camp Physicals

School, Sports, & Camp Physicals

Before your child starts school, joins a sports team, or goes to camp, it’s crucial to ensure their health and readiness. Midwest Express Clinic offers comprehensive physical exams for students of all ages. With walk-in availability and extended hours, we provide the convenience of urgent care along with the care you’d expect from a primary care provider. Our school, sports, and camp physicals are affordably priced. 

Please note that this service is an out-of-pocket cost, as insurance does not cover it. Additional forms, if required, are available for an extra fee.

Preparing for Your Child's Physical

To make the most of your child’s physical exam, please bring the necessary forms provided by the school, sports team, or camp. In Illinois and Indiana, the Departments of Health mandate medical documentation of a physical exam from the previous year for students enrolling in kindergarten through senior year of high school (K-12).

For children aged 6 or younger, coming in for a school physical, bring their vaccination records and any other relevant blood test results (e.g., lead and hemoglobin). This helps ensure efficient and high-quality care for your child.

What to Expect During the Physical Exam

We prioritize your child’s health and well-being. During a physical exam, our primary goals are to assess their overall health and detect any early signs of illness or disease. We also offer additional screenings for lead, anemia, and tuberculosis (may incur extra costs). Our medical staff will tailor the examination based on your child’s age, gender, and the purpose of the physical. While specific requirements may vary, a typical physical exam includes the following:

  • Gathering family and personal medical history.
  • Measurements of height and weight.
  • Evaluation of flexibility, pulse, posture, joints, and more.
  • Vital sign measurements, such as blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate.
  • Assessment of body systems, including the lungs, heart, eyes, nose, and ears.

Our medical provider may also ask about alcohol and tobacco consumption, dietary supplement usage, recent immunizations, and sleep habits. For children under 18, parents or legal guardians must be present in the examination room.

Have Questions or Concerns?

If you have any health-related questions or concerns before your child’s physical exam, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or access the FAQ section right below. You can reach out by phone or connect with us through our online contact form, selecting your nearest Midwest Express Clinic location. A member of our staff will respond within 24 hours to assist you further.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are School, Sports, & Camp Physicals?

School, sports, and camp physicals are comprehensive health examinations required for students before they start school, participate in sports activities, or attend camp. These exams ensure children are healthy and prepared for these activities.

How much does a School, Sports, & Camp Physical cost at Midwest Express Clinic?

Our school, sports, and camp physicals cost $30 for K-12 students. It’s important to note that this service is an out-of-pocket cost, as it is not covered by insurance. There may be an additional $10 fee for extra forms if needed.

What should I bring to my child's physical exam?

To make the most of the physical exam, bring the required forms provided by the school, sports team, or camp. If your child is aged 6 or younger, also bring their vaccination records and any relevant blood test results.

Are there specific health requirements for enrolling in school (K-12) in Illinois and Indiana?

Yes, both the Illinois and Indiana Departments of Health mandate medical documentation of a physical exam from the previous year for students enrolling in kindergarten through senior year of high school (K-12).

What can I expect during my child's physical exam at Midwest Express Clinic?

During the physical exam, our medical staff will assess your child’s overall health and look for early signs of illness or disease. The examination is tailored to your child’s age, gender, and the purpose of the physical. It includes measurements, evaluations, vital sign checks, and assessments of body systems.

Are there additional screenings offered during the physical exam?

Yes, we offer additional screenings for lead, anemia, and tuberculosis. Please note that these screenings may incur extra costs.

What if I have questions or concerns before my child's physical exam?

If you have any health-related questions or concerns before your child’s physical exam, don’t hesitate to contact us directly. You can reach us by phone or through our online contact form, selecting your nearest Midwest Express Clinic location. Our staff will respond within 24 hours to assist you further.

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