Girl with muscleWith the new school year slowly creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking about physicals for the Fall season! Scheduling an annual physical is important for a child’s health, especially since their bodies are constantly developing.

School physicals allow parents, teachers and doctors to monitor a child’s growth and health. In addition, school physicals can help prevent serious diseases and old injuries from reoccurring, detect previously unaware conditions and ensure good health.

You may be saying, “Getting a physical done sounds like a great idea, but what do I need in order to get one?” If you are unable to get an appointment with you primary care physician, you can always stop in at AFC Urgent Care.  These are the materials needed to obtain a physical at the center:

  1. School/Work/Sport physical form*
  2. Vaccination records of the patient
  3. Photo ID of the guardian or patient if over the age of 18 and an insurance card**

At AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport, we can perform you and/or your child’s sports or school physicals on site by our board certified physicians.  If you have any questions you can reach us by calling (203) 333-4400.

*Please note all physicals (including Pre-Op, DOT, School/Work), will have to be seen no later than 2 hours prior to closing: Mon.-Fri. cut off time for physicals will be 6:00 pm and on Sat. and Sun. the cut off time will be 3:00 pm. All immigration physicals will have to be seen no later than 3 hours prior to closing: Mon.-Fri. cut off time will be 5:00 pm and on Sat. and Sun. cut off time will be 2:00 pm. 

**Some health insurances do not fully cover a physical at an urgent care center. Please call your insurance company to verify.