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School Physicals Specialist

Clinica San Miguel

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Arlington, Fresno, & Pasadena, TX

School physicals are part of the admission process for many of the schools in Texas. Dedicated to meeting all of the health needs of the communities they serve, the team at Clinica San Miguel provides school physicals. The clinic has 12 locations: three in Dallas, five in Houston, and one in Arlington, Fresno, San Antonio, and Pasadena, Texas. Call the office nearest you or book your child’s school physical online today.

School Physicals Q & A

What are school physicals?

School physicals are medical exams required by many schools throughout Texas as part of the admission process. These physicals include a report to be completed by your provider that includes information about your child’s:

  • General health
  • Immunization record
  • Medical history
  • Health problems (if applicable)
  • Special needs (if applicable)

These school physicals help make sure your child is safe and healthy for school and any extracurricular activities they might participate in. You may also need a special school physical if your child participates in sports.

How do I prepare for school physicals?

Seeing children from age 12 and up, your provider at Clinica San Miguel talks to you about how you should prepare yourself and your child for their school physical. 

The team recommends you first talk to your child about the exam and what they can expect. This helps take out some of the fear your child may have and improve their comfort level during the routine exam.

They also request that you bring in a list of any medications your child takes and important information about your child’s medical history and your family’s medical history.

What happens during school physicals?

The specifics of your child’s school physical at Clinica San Miguel may depend on your child’s health needs and health changes since their last physical exam. However, a school physical is a comprehensive exam and requires more time than a sick visit.

Your provider at Clinica San Miguel reviews your child’s medical history and asks about health concerns.

Then they perform a physical exam that includes:

  • Hearing and vision test
  • Checking height and weight
  • Measurement of temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate
  • Assessment of breathing and digestion
  • Check of ears, nose, mouth, and throat
  • Reflex test
  • Evaluation of your child’s skin, joints, and spine

Your provider also reviews your child’s immunization record and provides additional vaccines as needed. 

Clinica San Miguel follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination schedule for children, providing vaccines as recommended based on your child’s age. 

Your provider then completes any paperwork required by your child’s school.

To schedule your child’s school physical, call Clinica San Miguel or book an appointment online today.