School Physicals Set the Stage for a Safe and Healthy Academic Year for Students in Manhattan
Have your children had their school physicals yet? The end of summer can be a very busy time for families of students of all ages as they prepare to begin a new academic year, and it can be easy to forget to schedule the kids’ school physicals. At MedRite Urgent Care, we have several offices conveniently located throughout Manhattan to make this task easy for parents to complete. Whether your child is just starting daycare, kindergarten or entering his or her senior year of middle school, high school or college, the board-certified physicians at MedRite can help set the course for a safe and healthy semester.
Many parents think of school physicals solely in terms of updating their children’s vaccination schedule, but the physicians at MedRite in Manhattan provide much more comprehensive exams. We firmly believe that children and teenagers alike should see a health care professional once a year for a routine check-up. School physicals provide an opportunity to review and address many important health-related topics, including a child’s:
- Growth and development
- Home life
- Individual questions and concerns
After completing a basic health screening, a medical professional at MedRite can recommend any lab work, specialist appointments, or specific therapies, such as speech therapy or physical therapy, that may be appropriate. Additionally, if your child is an athlete, he or she may need a sports physical, which we can provide as well. By taking care of school physicals before the academic year starts, you can help ensure that your children will be ready to learn and prepared to do their best.
As you create your family’s back-to-school to-do list, don’t forget to add school physicals. Or, better yet, just come into the nearest MedRite Urgent Care office in Manhattan. We’re available during extended hours every day of the week, and you don’t need to schedule an appointment or even call ahead. With a commitment to helping kids enjoy healthy, happy lives, we provide comprehensive health care services that are easily accessible to New Yorkers.