School Physicals in West Haven, CT
Here at the DOCS Urgent Care in West Haven, our dedicated team of doctors and assistants stand ready to meet the needs of your children by performing school physicals, administering vaccinations and ongoing medical treatment throughout the school year. Your doctor will discuss your child’s medical history and any concerns you may have about their growth during their physical appointment.
What to expect DURING a school physical
During the school physical doctors perform a series of tests and measurements. Vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurements and other vitals are among the tests that are performed. The doctor will discuss with parents the importance of vaccines and immunization shots in light of the many germs, bacteria and illnesses that are present in the school environment. Here at DOCS Urgent Care in West Haven we take pride in our quality comprehensive care and treatment we provide to all our valued patients.
What should I bring to the physical?
When you and your child arrive for their appointment be sure you have with you your child’s immunization records, a list of any medications they take, and the appropriate school forms the doctor needs to fill out and sign. If your child is going to need a vaccination, we ask you to please contact us in advance to ensure that we have the vaccine available.
Included in your Child's Physical
The physician performs a series of tests, measurements and readings at the time of your child’s physical. They will also discuss your child’s overall health and their medical history and any concerns parents may have about the child’s growth or development. Here at DOCS Urgent Care in West Haven the many services we provide include: Physical Examination Includes:
- Review of health history and immunization
- Perform physical examination
- Height / Weight
- Blood pressure and heart rate
- Checking of heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
- Evaluate posture, joint, strength, and flexibility
- Vision testing
- Supply you with a summary of the exam and stamp any medical forms required
- Fall all applicable and related documents to specific institutions
Vaccinations Offered in West Haven
We offer an extensive roster of immunizations and vaccinations here at the DOCS Urgent Care in West Haven. Some of the vaccinations we offer include:
- Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
- 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
The Care Your Child Needs, When They Need It in West Haven
The school bells are ringing, so be sure to schedule your child’s school physical and vaccinations here at DOCS Urgent Care in West Haven. You can either take advantage of our walk in services or call and schedule an appointment, if you prefer.