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As the back-to-school season approaches, parents will begin preparing for the new school year! This includes new school supplies, textbooks, and a yearly physical exam. Annual physical exams are designed to ensure your child is growing properly and does not show any signs of chronic conditions that can impact them later in life. In order for your child to perform well in school, they need to feel their best.
AFC Urgent Care Paramus provides school physicals to all children in the area. Our center never requires appointments for urgent care services, so you don’t need to worry about waiting until the last minute. It can be hard to make an appointment with a pediatrician to have what you need in time. Don’t stress out - visit AFC Urgent Care Paramus for care today.
In New Jersey, there are certain laws in place regarding your child’s schooling. While it may differ slightly from district to district, the general rules are the same throughout the state. Most children need to receive a physical exam prior to the start of the school year, or they may not be able to start on time.
Any elementary or high school student looking to participate in after-school sports or activities will be required to get a physical exam. School districts may also require children to receive certain vaccinations. These vaccinations may include MMR, Hep B, DTap, Chicken Pox, Tdap, and meningococcal conjugate.
Any child who is transferring from another state may be required to receive a back-to-school physical exam, depending on the district and regardless if they’ve received one in the past. It’s important to check with your child’s school ahead of time.
Sports are an important part of any child’s life. They help with making friends and promote positive general wellbeing. Sports physicals are necessary to make sure your child is healthy enough to participate in these activities. Some children may develop conditions such as asthma, heart conditions, or bone conditions that parents were not aware of before.
These physical exams are also important for documenting any family medical history, previous concussions, or changes in menstrual cycles. Be sure to bring any necessary paperwork for the medical provider to fill out and sign at the time of the exam.
The health and safety of your children are our number one concern at AFC Paramus! Our medical providers will help you every step of the way to make your child feel comfortable throughout the exam.
Visit our walk-in center for a back-to-school physical now, or call us at (201) 262-2010.