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Walk-In School Physical Exams on Your Schedule

Back-to-school season is always busy, but fitting in your kids’ school physical exams doesn’t have to be another stressful item on your to-do list. Referrals from your primary care provider aren’t required to get a school physical exam at AdventHealth Centra Care. You can walk right in. Our clinics have evening and weekend hours to fit your schedule.

Benefits of School Physical Exams at AdventHealth Centra Care

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  • Vision and Hearing Testing

    During school physical exams, we check vision and hearing. These tests can catch issues affecting reading, discussion or focusing skills. By getting a school physical, teachers and health teams can make sure a student’s unique needs are met.

  • Health Education

    Your care provider will talk with you about how to make smart choices about sleep, stress and all the things that can impact your mood and focus during school.

  • Flexible Hours

    When trying to get your school physical squared away, scheduling is the last thing you need to worry about. Our AdventHealth Centra Care locations accept walk-ins, so you don’t have to worry about running out of time. With our evening and weekend hours, we’ve got you covered.

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Make an Urgent Care Reservation

Each Centra Care treats urgent, non-life-threatening medical conditions for adults and children. Many of our locations have extended hours for your convenience. Make a reservation online or walk in to a location near you.

On My Way streamlines your registration process and allows you to tell us that you are on your way. Please note, this is not scheduling an appointment or reserving a specific time. Wait times will vary because patients with the greatest medical needs will receive attention first, even if they arrive after you.

Explore Our Other AdventHealth Centra Care Services

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  • Sports Physicals

    Sports physicals are an important part of registering for athletics. Ensuring that the athlete is healthy and ready for their next adventure is not only best practice but is also commonly required.

  • Department of Transportation Physicals

    A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical verifies if you are healthy enough to operate commercial vehicles of five tons or more. It is an important part of keeping our roads safe.

  • Immunizations

    Whether for school, travel or flu season, we offer immunizations to get you on your way faster. Walk-ins are always welcome.

School Physical Exam FAQs

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  • Question: What happens during a school physical exam?


    A school physical exam, also known as a school health check or physical assessment, is a general examination of a student's overall health and well-being. This exam aims to ensure that students are healthy and fit for academic and physical activities.

    Here's what typically happens during a school physical exam:

    • Vital signs: We’ll measure basic vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature
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    • Height and weight: The student's height and weight will be measured to track growth and development

    • Vision screening: A basic vision test may be conducted to identify potential vision problems

    • Hearing check: A simple hearing test may be performed to check for any hearing impairments

    • Musculoskeletal examination: We’ll conduct a basic exam of the musculoskeletal system to check for any signs of deformities, abnormalities or limitations in movement

    • General physical exam: We’ll check the skin, eyes, ears, nose, throat and abdomen to assess overall health

    • Medical history: We inquire about the student's medical history, including any chronic conditions, allergies, medications or previous surgeries

    • Immunizations: We may review the student's immunization records to ensure current vaccination status

    • Education: We may take the opportunity to talk about topics like nutrition, exercise, sleep and hygiene

    • Required forms: We complete necessary forms for enrollment, sports or other school-related activities

    It's important to note that the specific components of a school physical exam can vary based on local regulations and school policies. School physicals are generally recommended to identify health concerns that may affect a student's ability to participate fully in school activities and to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment.

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  • Question: How long does a school physical exam take?


    The duration of a school physical exam can vary depending on several factors, including the thoroughness of the examination, the complexity of the student’s medical history and any additional tests or screenings that may be needed. On average, a school physical exam typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

  • Question: How much does a school physical exam cost?


    The cost of a school physical exam can vary widely depending on several factors, including:

    • Location: The cost of physical exams can vary significantly from one region to another
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    • Insurance: If you have health insurance, your plan may cover some or all of the cost of a routine school physical as preventive care
    • Additional tests: If your provider orders additional tests during the physical exam, such as blood work or imaging, these can add to the overall cost
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  • Question: What are the benefits of getting a school physical exam?


    A school physical exam offers several health benefits, including:

    • Early detection of potential health issues, often before symptoms become severe, allows for more effective treatment and better outcomes
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    • Receiving preventive care like vaccinations and screenings to reduce the risk of illness
    • Establishing a health baseline helps providers monitor changes over time and manage chronic conditions effectively
    • Opportunities for health education, fostering better lifestyle choices and stress management

    When you talk about your health concerns and lifestyle with your health care provider, you can personalize the exam to address your unique needs and actively participate in your health.

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Schedule Your School Physical Exam Today

Walk-ins are always available for school physical exams, but if you want faster service, you can make a reservation at one of our clinics near you.