School and Sports Physicals

School and Sports Physicals

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Our providers can handle your school and sports physical needs. Our highly trained staff can complete your child’s exam and any forms you need for the coming school year.
It may seem a little too early to start talking about children heading back to school. We get it, but there is no better time than the summer to take care of those back-to-school demands.

Before your child goes back to school or begins playing a sport, you may be asked to take them for a physical examination. This is a health assessment spearheaded by a certified healthcare professional and is designed to determine whether a child is healthy enough to be attending school or playing a sport.

The goal is to ensure that your child is healthy and safe for the upcoming school year or activity and any underlying health issues are detected, diagnosed, and treated early.

Solvera Health offers quick appointments, primary care providers, and extensive on-site services.

Note: In Illinois, the school physical will count as a sports physical, but a sports physical will not count as a school physical.


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Frequently Asked Questions What information do I need to bring to the physical?
We suggest you download, print, and fill out the form. below before your visit.

IL Certificate of Child Health Exam Form

Other information you’ll need to have:

  • Immunization records
  • Medications list
  • Any illnesses diagnosed in their younger years (diabetes, asthma, allergy, etc.)
  • Summary of any previous surgeries or hospitalizations
  • Summary of any recurring and past injuries
  • Details on whether your child has experienced dizziness, chest pains, or trouble breathing during sports activities and exercise.
What to expect at the physical?

Physical exams will vary based on the child’s age, but typically the provider will:

  • Record your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and BMI.
  • Check your child’s heart, lungs, lymph nodes, abdomen, skin, eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
  • Evaluate your child’s vision, joints, muscles, and spine,
  • Discuss the medical history of your child and your family.
What about immunizations?
We highly recommend that you work with your local Health Department to get any required vaccines or immunizations. They’ll be less costly and have quicker availability.
What is a school physical?

The School Physical serves as a precautionary measure for the school administration to ensure that your child is healthy and doesn’t need special monitoring or precautions. Therefore, make sure to answer all questions on the Child Health Exam form honestly and carefully. If your child is an adolescent or teenager, fill out the form with them, so they’ll be familiar with their medical history, as well.

The deadline for physicals varies by district so be sure to check with your child’s school if you are new to the district or new to Illinois. State law requires the exclusion of students who do not have either the health exam or required vaccines “upon enrollment but no later than Oct. 15” or an earlier date established by the board of an individual district.

What is a sports physical?
A Sports Physical is also known as a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE). The sports history and exam help to tell if it’s safe for your child to participate in their sport. Most states require students to have a sport physical before they can play school sports. But even if a sports physical isn’t required, doctors still recommend getting one if you are active in any sports.

Sports Physicals are usually good for one year, though your child will probably need to complete sports form for each season. If there are any changes in their health history, like a new injury or new symptoms (such as chest pain or shortness of breath), your child may need to see the doctor before being allowed to play. Be sure to let their gym teacher or coach know if their health has changed.

The goal of a Sports Physical is to make sure your child is safe while playing sports, not to stop them from playing. Rarely, the doctor may find that an athlete can’t play their sport. That doesn’t mean they can’t play any sports, though. For example, if your child has had a lot of concussions, they might not be able to play football but could play another sport, like tennis.

Note: In Illinois, the school physical will count as a sports physical, but a sports physical will not count as a school physical.

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