Sports & Camp Physicals in West Hartford, CT
DOCS Urgent Care of West Hartford provides quality and easy physicals for your children that are entering sports or camps. We offer walk-in appointments for your convenience, and accept all insurances. Contact or visit us today.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – West Hartford
983 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
What to expect DURING the physical
Our physicians will check your athlete’s vitals, flexibility as well as vision to help diagnose and limitations on their physical activity. We also recommend that you bring along your child’s vaccination record and inform us on your family’s medical history to see if we need to recommend additional tests.
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?
Whether you schedule your appointment or come for a walk-in visit, you will need to bring the required forms from the school, camp or program for our healthcare providers to fill out. We would also like to see a record of your child or teens current prescriptions as well as their glasses or contacts. Parents or legal guardians must also bring a Photo ID and current insurance card to the visit.
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?
With millions of children enrolled in sports or camp activities, it’s important to know that your child is physically ready and healthy to participate. 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 West Hartford physicians can also identify areas of your child that could be prone to injury and suggest tips or exercises that can prevent future issues.
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.
Sports & Camp Physicals in West Hartford When You Need Them
To help determine if your child is physically able to participate in a sport or camp, we recommend receiving a physical from one of our board-certified physicians. In most cases, sports and camp physicals are required to be approved for these programs, and they can help declare any underlying health issues your child may have. To schedule an appointment with one of our West Hartford physicians, give us a call today or stop by our physical location to be seen today.