Time to Schedule Those Back-To-School Doctor’s Visits
A new, busy school year is about to begin, and now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s back-to-school medical checkups and sports physicals.
If it’s been awhile since your child has had a well-child check-up or he or she is behind on vaccinations, August can be a great time to get those doctor visits out of the way before the school year is in full swing and it becomes more difficult to schedule check-ups around school and after-school activities.
Well-child checkups, which are recommended for children up to age 20, allow your family doctor to get an idea of your child’s overall health and make sure he or she is healthy or spots a health condition that may be developing over time. It establishes a medical history for your child, and gives healthcare providers the information they need to make medical decisions about your children and your family.
Many schools require sports physicals for students who participate in sports, so be sure to bring the sports physical form required by the school with you for your child’s next appointment.
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