Your child’s growth is an important sign of health.  A lot can change in a child’s or teen’s health within a year’s time.

Having an annual physical is the best method of monitoring your child’s growth, health, and development over the years.  These physicals are crucial to determine the health status of your child, as well as make necessary changes that can improve your child’s overall health.

Here are a few questions you may have about your child’s annual physical:

When should my child have their physical?

The ideal time for your child to have their annual physical is right before the academic year.  This is to determine if they are at risk for any injuries, infections, or illnesses that may occur throughout the school year.

How can I prepare my child for their yearly physical? 

The best way to prepare your child for their yearly physical is to give them an overview of what will happen during the physical.

The physician will examine their height, weight, eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.  Your child should also be made aware of what they might receive an immunization.

By letting them know in advance what will happen during the physical, they will be better prepared for required procedures instead of being thrown off guard.

How do I prepare for my child’s annual physical?

Be ready to have vital information such as changes in their health, medical history, family medical history, and any medications being taken.

What if my child’s primary care physician is unavailable?

At AFC Urgent Care Stamford, we administer walk-in back-to-school physicals seven days a week.  Our experienced physicians provide thorough physical exams to sure the health and safety of your child.

Our comprehensive school physicals include an examination of:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Joint Flexibility

Take the hassle out of trying to get in touch with an out-of-reach physician and stop by our urgent care center today!  For more information about our physical exams, be sure to contact us at 203-969-2000.