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September 14, 2022

Back-to-School Physicals for the 2022-2023 School Year

As summer break wraps up, it’s important to refocus on preparing for the school year. Between buying school supplies and new school clothes, remembering to schedule your child’s back-to-school physicals should stay at the top of the to-do list. In order for children to perform at their best, they need to feel their best.

Scheduling your child’s physical before the school year begins is beneficial for preventing unexpected colds, flu, and other illnesses that ramp up in the halls.

Whether your child plans on joining a fall sport or needs to update their required vaccinations, it’s always a good idea to visit us at AFC Urgent Care Waltham to build their medical file. Here is how parents can generally prepare for school physicals for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

Does my child need a physical?

By law, it’s required that documentation of a physical examination is presented to your child’s school prior to class enrollment, and at intervals of every three to four years thereafter. If your child is planning to participate in competitive sports, physical exams are required annually.

All schools want your kids to be safe and to prevent any disease that can spread to others. Additionally, you can expect your child to get their immunizations renewed during their physical at an urgent care center nearby If you are unsure of what immunizations are needed, contact your local healthcare provider right away.

How to prepare for back-to-school physicals:

If this is your first time sending your child to school, it’s recommended to have previous records and vaccine history available upon visitation. Of course, our clinic is walk-in friendly, so there’s no need to schedule an appointment for your child beforehand. If you’d prefer to schedule an appointment for your child’s physical, please fill out the form located here.

Also, if you have a specific form that needs to be filled out for a sport or camp, it is helpful to bring that with you to the appointment to ensure your visit is as quick and easy as possible.

Back-to-School Physicals at AFC Urgent Care Waltham

If school is fast approaching and you are unsure of where to get a physical, consider visiting AFC Urgent Care Waltham. Our clinic provides affordable and comprehensive pediatric urgent care. Your child will receive high-quality treatment from our team of licensed board-certified medical professionals, ready to provide physicals for your child seven days a week. Visit us today or give us a call at (781) 894-6900 to learn more about preparing for the upcoming school year!

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