If your child needs a school physical to attend classes or participate in extracurricular activities, the family medicine specialists at Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania can help. With 12 offices in Nuremberg, Sullivan Trail Falls, Freeland, Hazelton, Monroe Township, Wilkes-Barre, Shickshinny, and Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, they offer comprehensive school physicals for kids of all ages. Call the nearest office to schedule a school physical or book an appointment online today.
School physicals include medical exams that assess your child’s overall health, wellness, and ability to safely participate in school, sports, and other extracurricular activities. Experienced providers screen your child for illnesses, injuries, and diseases and offer vaccinations and other preventive treatments.
When you and your child arrive at Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania for school physicals, make sure you have a photo identification card, insurance card if you have one, a form of payment, and the required school forms needed for the physical.
During school physicals, the friendly Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania providers greet you and your child and complete the following:
During the vital signs check portion of your child’s school physical, the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania providers assess their height, weight, body mass index (BMI), growth patterns, blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.
During a medical history review, your child’s specialist asks questions about their personal and family history of disease, medication regimen, symptoms they may have, and past surgeries.
The Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania providers evaluate your child’s overall health and wellness during a physical exam. They assess their throat, breathing, eyes, ears, abdomen, heartbeat, breathing, and more.
The providers look for signs of injuries, illness, and diseases that may need treatment. They might also complete vision and hearing screenings.
If needed, the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania specialists may suggest urine tests, blood tests, nasal or throat swabs, or heart function testing, as well as X-rays, allergy testing, or asthma tests for your child.
If your child needs treatment for an illness, injury, or disease, or if they’re due for childhood vaccinations, the friendly Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania specialists happily accommodate them.
After school physicals, family medicine providers sign off on required school paperwork and give you a copy to keep for your records.
You can schedule a school physical at Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania any time your child needs one for school or participation in extracurricular activities. They may need a school physical annually (every year).
To schedule your child’s next school physical at Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, call the office or book a visit online today.