Why Schools Require Physicals

Physicals ensure that your child is up-to-date on vaccines that protect against diseases that could be serious, even deadly. They also safeguard your child’s health as well as the health of friends, classmates and others in the community.

Sports Physicals

Most schools in our area require physical examinations prior to enrollment in sports and other extracurricular activities. River Valley Pediatrics answers this need with our affordable and easy school physical.

You can rest easy knowing that our knowledgeable and compassionate staff and health care provider is here to set the stage for a happy and healthy school year by answering all of the questions you have and ensuring that your child is prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

A school physical is also the perfect opportunity for your pediatrician to evaluate your child’s development and review any changes in their health. Remember to bring any school forms that need to be completed by your clinician to your appointment.

Why are Physicals Necessary?

You might be wondering the reason your child needs to have a physical. There are a lot of things that can change in a child’s or teen’s health over the course of a year. When you schedule a physical, you are essentially monitoring your child’s growth, development and health. When you take your child to their physical, you are safeguarding against any problems that might arise.