Ace School Physicals
Summer vacation is coming to an end. And fast. As a parent, you’ve got lots of details, tasks and things to firm up as your kids head back to school. And one of those might be to get your child a physical. For many schools, it’s a necessity. In fact, if you’ve moved here from another state, Florida law requires that new students in kindergarten through the 12th grade must have had a physical exam within the past 12 months. The results of the exam need to be brought to your child’s school when you take them to be enrolled.
If you have a pediatrician, we encourage you to schedule an appointment soon to beat the rush. If you do not have a pediatrician or and want to establish a relationship, call (888) 487-0183 for a referral to a quality pediatrician near you.
If you need an appointment immediately, BayCare Urgent Care can help. Take your kids to a BayCare Urgent Care center for their school physical. "BayCare Urgent Care, with locations across Tampa Bay, has health care providers meeting all requirements to administer school physicals in Florida," said Dr. Keith Waldrep, director of Physician Services for Urgent Care. We also have a convenient Save Your Spot online scheduling tool so you and your kids don't have to wait. You can also walk in to a BayCare Urgent Care center without an appointment. Most locations are open seven days, with Monday to Saturday hours extending into the evening. We’ll provide a comprehensive, thorough physical by checking:
- Vitals, ear, nose, throat, lungs, heart and abdomen
- Joints, flexibility, reflexes, strength and posture, and look for abnormalities such as scoliosis and hernias
We’ll also record your child’s medical history of illnesses, symptoms and surgeries. In addition to school physicals, BayCare Urgent Care also provides sports physicals for participation on school sports teams.
Save Your Spot at BayCare Urgent Care. Just choose the location and time you'd like to come in and we'll send you a text message when it's time to show up. All BayCare Urgent Care centers accept most major insurance providers.