School physicals are a great chance to do a yearly focused assessment of your child’s health. The team of pediatric experts at Westchester Park Pediatrics in Purchase, New York, offers quality physicals for school-age children. To schedule your child’s school physical, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A school physical is a yearly examination that ensures that your child is healthy enough to participate in public or private school. School physicals are an excellent opportunity to receive a quality physical assessment and to assess the child’s developmental and emotional health.
Aside from helping you be compliant with your child’s school district, school physicals allow your pediatrician to:
As your child gets older, their annual school physical gives your pediatrician a chance to offer adolescent-specific education related to safe sex, puberty, sports safety, and developing healthy habits.
A yearly school physical offers a chance to identify risk factors and signs of common childhood health concerns, such as:
Early intervention and treatment can make all the difference in your child’s long-term health when these problems are identified as soon as possible in childhood.
During your child’s school physical, the team at Westchester Park Pediatric team:
If needed, your pediatrician may collect blood or urine and may update your child’s immunizations.
The team completes the school physical forms you need to attach to your child’s school records. It is vital that you schedule your child’s school physical far in advance and that you don’t lose your completed school physical form. If your school requires your pediatrician to fill out a specific form, please be aware there is a $10 charge due at the time of your visit.
For a comprehensive school physical, please call the office or schedule an appointment online with Westchester Park Pediatrics today.