Sports & Annual School Physicals
Regular physicals are a chance for healthcare providers to discuss important health issues with children and their parents or guardians.
These exams can make sure that the child is healthy and physically prepared to participate in activities.
Typically during a sports or school physical Dr. Vazquez-Bryan M.D. will:
- Review your child's health history.
- Perform a simple physical exam to make sure your child can safely participate in thier chosen sport.
- Discuss safety and injury prevention, including information on signs of concussion.
- Provide a summary of the visit.
- Complete forms needed for sports or school participation (forms to be provided by parent/guardian).
- The visit will take 30 minutes.
- Specific school requirements vary.
Who Should Get a Physical?
Anyone who needs clearance to participate in a sport, camp or other school related activity. Many states require these exams once a year or before participating in any physical activity at a school, camp or community organization. Minors, people under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone or guardian and have parental/guardian permission.
What Should You Bring?
Bring any required forms for the doctor to complete and a vaccination record. Forms are usually provided to you by the school. The health history forms should be completed by the patient/parent prior to the appointment. If your child wears glasses or contacts, bring those along to the exam as well.
What Payment Methods Are Available?
Most sports, school or camp physicals are not covered by insurance. The cost of the visit is $60 and is due at the time of the visit by cash, credit or debit card. We do not accept personal checks.
At Altucare it couldn't be easier.
Appointment times are available same day and evenings. We strive to be flexible and we’ll work around your schedule. Call us to schedule an appointment. To serve everyone with dedicated attention, sorry, we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.