The Importance of School Physicals
By Downers Grove Pediatrics
October 15, 2018
Category: Child Health
Tags: School Physicals  

Playing school sports is a milestone many kids — and their parents — look forward to throughout their childhood. However, physical health is key to being the best athlete you can. Without a solid foundation, your body simply cannot keep up with the athletic demand. This makes undergoing a school physical an important part of starting your season. Find out more about school physicals with Downers Grove Pediatrics in Downers Grove and Bolingbrook, IL.

Why does my child need a school physical? 
Most children who need a school physical participate on a sports team, whether it is baseball, basketball, football, or soccer. The decision for requiring a school physical often lies with the school itself but may also be determined by the district. Your child’s school can help you find out if they require a physical prior to the start of their sports season or school year.

How much does a school physical cost? 
The cost of a school physical boils down to whether or not your child has insurance and what type of insurance they have. Most providers charge about $20 for a physical, while uninsured patients may pay up to $200. Consult with your insurance company or nearby walk-in clinics to determine the projected cost of your child’s physical.

Why is a school physical important? 
School physicals ensure that your child does not have any underlying physical conditions which could become an issue with regular athletic activity. Your child’s pediatrician will check their eyes, ears, nose, and physical condition. They will also measure their height and weight to ensure your child is within a normal range. Your child’s doctor will also gather their medical and family histories to gain a well-rounded view of their overall health.

School Physicals in Downers Grove and Bolingbrook, IL 
If your child needs a school physical, Downers Grove Pediatrics can help you. The appointment takes only a few minutes and ensures the health of your child during their sports season. For more information on school physicals, please contact your pediatrician at Downers Grove Pediatrics with locations in Downers Grove and Bolingbrook, IL. Call (630) 852-4551 to schedule your appointment in Downers Grove or (630) 759-9230 to schedule your appointment in Bolingbrook today!