School Physicals in El Paso
Is your child or children gearing up to head back to school? Transmountain Primary Care is happy to help by offering school physicals for the kids of El Paso. If your child needs a physical for the new school year, Transmountain Primary Care is ready and prepared to help.
Importance of a School Physical
School physicals in El Paso are important for two main reasons. First, they ensure that all school-age children are up-to-date on vaccinations. Vaccinations are crucial to keeping dangerous diseases at bay and keeping children healthy at school.
The second reason for school physicals is to provide a general record of a child’s health. Doctors can use regular physicals to make sure that children are developing normally.
School Physicals for All Ages
Transmountain Primary Care offers school physicals in El Paso for all school-age children and teens. If your child’s school or sports team/organization requires a school physical, our primary care team can help!
Before Your Visit
Before your physical examination, there are some things you will need to bring to the clinic. That information includes:
- Family History Information
- Information On Current Medications
- Information About Past Ailments/Surgeries (At Least Past 12 Months)
- Vaccination History
You may also want to wear comfortable clothing, and bring some sort of bag to hold items or your clothes if you are asked to change into a gown.
During Your Visit
At Transmountain Physical Care, our El Paso school physicals consist of a physical examination and the building of medical history. Our doctors will ask a series of questions relating to medication, injuries, allergies, past hospitalizations, etc.
We will then conduct a physical examination to get a basic baseline of health. The physical typically doesn’t take more than 30-45 minutes.
Can You Fail A School Physical Exam
If there is some sort of problem during your school physical, your primary care physician may encourage seeing a specialist or may request a follow-up exam. Normally, any concerns are minor in nature and won’t prevent your child from going to school or participating in sports.
Insurance and Payment Information
The only insurance that pays for school/sports physicals is El Paso First Health. No other insurance so far has included this type of physical in their benefits, so most patients will pay out of pocket.