Get your kids’ school or sports physical before school starts

It’s August, mamas, and we all know what that means. It’s time to get all the back-to-school appointments done.

If your kid plays sports or participates in any physical activity, most schools and other sports organizations will require a “sports physical” before your child can participate. It’s an easy appointment because there are typically no shots or invasive tests needed. Nothing to get stressed about for you or your kids.

One of our website sponsors, Washington Regional, offers school and sports pre-participation physicals, and now is a great time to get this done. (You don’t even have to have an appointment. You can walk in! You can do it on weekends, too.) Get the physicals at Washington Regional Urgent Care.

Here’s where you can find Washington Regional Urgent Care locations:

  • Bentonville
  • Fayetteville
  • Rogers
  • Springdale
  • Harrison

Sports pre-participation physical exam includes:

  • Health history review;
  • Physical exam to make sure your child can safely play typical sports-related activities;
  • Sports safety and education tips when needed; and
  • Completion of any necessary forms.

School physical exam includes:

  • Review your child’s medical and family health history;
  • Record height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and BMI;
  • Evaluate vision;
  • Check heart, lungs, joints, muscles, eyes, ears, nose, and throat;
  • Review vaccinations and immunizations status;
  • Evaluate age-appropriate developmental stages; and
  • Completion of any necessary forms.

All minors must be accompanied by a guardian or adult chaperone. Be sure to bring any paperwork or forms required for school and/or sports participation and activities, as well as a list of any medications your child takes. If your child wears glasses or contacts, bring those to the exam, too.

Washington Regional Urgent Care centers are open late and on weekends to help busy families. No appointments are needed, and walk-ins are always welcome – or you can plan your visit online with Hold My Spot®.