Sports & Camp Physicals in Bethel, CT
Regular physicals, either for sports, camp or school, are a great opportunity to discuss current health conditions of a child with their parents or guardians. Routine exams such as these ensure that a child is healthy and physically ready to participate in activities.
DOCS Urgent Care in Bethel can help you with this type of routine physical exam. Our office takes walk-in appointments every day of the week with our board-certified medical experts.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – BETHEL
6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM
What to expect DURING the physical
During our sports and camp physicals, your physician will check your vitals, hearing, vision and any other conditions that may conflict with your child participating in an activity. We will also take into account your family’s medical history and recommend additional tests if needed at our Bethel location.
Physical Examination Includes:
- Height / Weight
- Blood pressure and heart rate
- Checking of heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
- Evaluate posture, joint, strength, and flexibility
- Vision testing
*Recommendation of Proper Protection
*Recommendation to Specialist if Necessary
Medical History Includes:
- Serious illnesses among other family members
- Illnesses (past and present) due to asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, etc
- Previous hospitalization or surgeries
- Past injuries (including concussions, sprains, or bone fractures)
- History with passing out, dizziness, chest pain, or trouble breathing during exercise.
- Medications that you are currently on (over-the-counter/ herbal supplements/ prescription.)
What should I bring to the physical?
When you attend your appointment, bring any required forms that our healthcare providers can fill out for you. These required forms will come straight from the school, camp or program that your child wishes to attend. Please also bring a record of your child or teens current prescriptions along with glasses or contacts. We also ask that the parent or guardian bring a valid Photo ID and current insurance card.
What Vaccinations are Available if Required?
- Hepatitis A (Adult)
- Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
- Hepatitis B (Adult)
- Hepatitis B (Pediatric)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Zostavax (Shingles)
- Polio (IPV)
- Rabies Vaccination
- Tetanus Diphtheria (TD)
- Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TDAP)
- Twinrix (Hep A & B Combination)
- Yellow Fever
Who needs Sports or Camp Physicals?
Most children who wish to participate in a recreational or competitive sports team in Bethel will need to have an updated physical every year. Having an updated physical will ensure that your child is healthy enough to compete and to rule out any health issues that may prevent them from participating.
The Importance of Sports Physicals and Camp Physicals
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over 38 million adolescents take part in U.S. sports every year. Not every individual, depending on current health condtions, will experience a sports-related illness or injury, but it is always best to receive a routine physical before participating in any reoccuring activity.
Sports & Camp Physicals in Bethel When You Need Them
Receiving a complete sports or camp physical from one of our board-certified physicians will help determine if your child is healthy enough to participate. Our goal is to reduce the likelihood of an athlete getting hurt or sick while taking part in sports or recreational activities. Here at DOCS Urgent Care of Bethel, we can provide you with a convenient, walk-in appointment for your child to give them a clean bill of health before they begin their activity.