Students at New Jersey schools are required to have an updated physical on-file with the nurse within 30 days of the first day of school. Pediatrician offices often book up quickly weeks in advance. If you are unable to see your primary care physician for a physical before the start of the academic year, bring your child to Urgent Care of Mercer County. Our walk-in urgent care center works with school districts throughout Mercer County to make sure students are healthy as they prepare to return to school.
What happens during a school physical?
A school physical is designed to make sure that students are healthy enough to participate in classes without exacerbating previously undetected injuries or conditions that could affect their ability to learn. Urgent Care of Mercer County staff will be able to perform the physical and fill out any necessary paperwork you need to have on file with the school during a single visit. A school physical includes:
- Checking your child’s vital signs, hearing and vision
- Measuring their height and weight
- Review of immunizations and medical history
- Administering necessary vaccinations and booster shots, including flu shots when available
- Comprehensive physical examination
- Treatment for any acute injuries or illnesses
For students participating in athletic programs, Urgent Care of Mercer County also offers sports physicals for school and community athletic programs.
School Physicals for Students in Hamilton, Robbinsville, Bordentown, Lawrence & Trenton, NJ
If you are preparing to send your child back to school this fall and need a physical, visit Urgent Care of Mercer County today. We will be able to perform a physical and any necessary treatment to ensure your child can resume classes safely. Our center is open to walk-in patients seven days a week, no appointment necessary. For questions, please call 609-890-4100.