Physicals are a vital part of your child’s health care. Not only do they ensure your child is developing as expected, and are up-to-date with their vaccinations, they also allow healthcare providers to detect signs of health problems that may require further evaluation or treatment.
It is for such reasons that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends routine well-child checkups and physical examinations at the following ages:
Some children may require additional checkups, depending on their specific needs and circumstances.
Urgent care clinics accommodate patients with all types of non-life-threatening health issues that require immediate medical attention. Urgent care clinics are staffed with qualified healthcare professionals who are trained in emergency medicine, which enables them to provide the same—if not, better—quality of care as one can get from the emergency room.
Pediatric urgent care facilities provide comprehensive healthcare services for children of all groups. While you can take your child to their primary care physician to have their physicals, pediatric urgent care facilities offer significant advantages: the wait times are relatively shorter, and there’s no need for appointments.
Outlined below are the different types of child physicals offered at pediatric urgent care clinics:
At EMC Express Care, our highly qualified healthcare providers offer a comprehensive range of high-quality pediatric urgent care services— including all types of physical exams— to address the healthcare needs of the youngest members of our community.