Folders & backpacks – check. New jeans & T-shirts – check. Pens, pencils & notebooks – check. The latest medical checkups – check?
The back to school blitz is on, and that means tons of preparation, last-minute checklists, what teacher did you get for 5th grade homeroom and much more. With all the social, scholastic sports and school work to think about, making sure your child’s medical checkups are in order can be a bit confusing.
Visit an Urgent Care Extra Now & Skip the Stress
Some pre-school (and even preschool) medical examinations are required by certain school districts, so ensure your child is scheduled for his or her checkup at least a few weeks before the start of school? Not sure what exams are needed? Most school districts these days post the information on their websites. It’s also a good idea to ask a parent with an older child, as they’ve already been through the process a few times.
Urgent Care Extra recommends the following general checkups. Even if your district doesn’t require these checkups, it never hurts to go the extra mile with your child’s health!
General Physical Exam
To ensure proper growth and also catch any health issues in time, a physical exam fits the bill. If your child is involved in sports, this is required. Urgent Care Extra can handle sports physicals with ease.
Healthy teeth & gums are important for overall well-being. With so much sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the food supply, regular visits to the dentist are a good idea…especially after the summer months, when nutrition & food choices aren’t ideal. Even though the American Dental Association has designated February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a good idea to get a before school exam in July or August.
Health experts are in general agreement on this one – a flu vaccine helps prevent severe complications from the flu. Check with your doctor or medical specialists on recommended doses.
Ear, Nose & Throat Exam
Kids in school need sleep. An ENT (ear, nose & throat) exam can detect and prevent sleep-disruption issues like snoring and sleep apnea early. If your child had trouble waking up last school year, or seems more lethargic than usual, schedule an ENT appointment.
From scholastic sports physicals to mending those in-season sprains & strains, Urgent Care Extra offers outstanding long-term and immediate care options. With over 40 urgent care locations in Nevada and Arizona, Urgent Care Extra is your premier health partner in the southwest region.
To learn more about UCE and how we can help, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving your child’s school year needs, and beyond. Thanks for reading the UCE blog!