Why do I Need a School Physical?

School Physical

Whether you are going to college or the ninth grade, it is likely that a school physical exam will be required. It has become more prevalent in recent years as many latent diseases return. It may seem like an annoyance to have this done, but there is a good reason for it. First, think about the fact that you will be in a school with hundreds, and possibly even thousands, of other students from all walks of life. Not only does administration need to know that your immune system is healthy enough to handle all the new human contact, but they are also trying to protect other students, just in case you have an illness that could endanger others. In addition, your health is important when you are young, more than ever. It can determine the course of your health for the rest of your life.

Preparing for Adulthood; Health in College

Going away to college is a milestone in anyone’s life. It is a time of both excitement and stress, as you try to wrap your mind around the move into adulthood and self-responsibility. You are free to make your own choices, but you also no longer rely on your parents for all your needs. The new responsibility is taxing on both the body and mind. A complete physical exam prepares you for this major change in your life, helping you navigate the waters of caring for yourself so that you can thrive in school and in life.

Why Children and Teens Get Physicals

Most grade schools require physical exams and immunizations in order for a child or teen to be enrolled. This is for the safety of everyone in a school. Children are susceptible to disease due to the lack of hygiene knowledge as well as their underdeveloped immune systems. It is crucial to the health of every student that their health is cared for and they are cleared to go to school. It may also affect classes the child will take. Those not healthy enough to have physical education, for instance, may be placed in an alternative health course. The well-being of children is the property of school administrators and teachers.

Need a Physical?

Do you need to schedule a school physical? Contact Questcare Medical Clinic now to make an appointment.