Sports & Camp Physicals in Connecticut
For children looking to joining a camp or a sports team, a pre-participation examination is required. For all children and teens across Connecticut, DOCS Urgent Care provides physicals needed for sports and camps.
DOCS Urgent Care offers thorough, cost-effective and vital sport and camp physicals for children and teenagers. No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are accepted every day of the week. Our board-certified medical experts at DOCS Urgent Care of Connecticut gives quick and efficient physicals to children and teens who need them.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – BETHEL
6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801
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What to expect DURING the physical
During your physical one of our certified physicians will test your hearing, vision, and also check your vitals for any irregularities. In order to deem you healthy to play sports or partake in camp activities, DOCS will also take into account your family medical history to decide if more tests are needed at your local Connecticut 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
- Concussion Assessment
- 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?
Make sure before you arrive you bring a copy of any paperwork one of our healthcare professionals may need to sign. These are frequently supplied by the school, camp, or community. If your child or teen is prescribed any medication or has eye prescriptions make sure to bring those as well. You will also need your Photo ID and current insurance card to your local Connecticut DOCS.
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?
For those wanting to play in recreational or team sports, most organizations require a Sports or Camp Physical in Connecticut. We can help you with providing these routine physicals that can also rule out any health issues that may prevent them from sports or camp. Our physicians across Connecticut can also identify areas of your child that could be prone to injury and suggest tips or exercises that can help prevent any future injuries.
Most states require a Sports and Camp Physicals for children wanting to play sports. At DOCS, our professionals asses their health to clear them for participation. Even if they are not playing sports any time soon, it’s beneficial to get a physical anyway to make sure your adolescent is healthy and proactive.
The Importance of Sports Physicals and Camp Physicals
By having a yearly sports or camp physical, you can reveal health problems that impair an athletes performance or could put them at risk for an injury. These could include shortness of breath or tiring easily, which could indicate an underlying disease or condition.
Getting your child or teen a physical is important so that medical conditions can be identified, and it also allows the doctor to discuss important topics such as the importance of wearing safety equipment. Sports and camp physicals maximize safe participation in sports and camp activities for your child and stop into DOCS today.
Sports & Camp Physicals in Connecticut When You Need Them
DOCS Urgent Care provides patients across Connecticut with high quality, superior care. Stop in or make an appointment for your adolescents sports and camp physicals.