Back to School is always a busy time for parents as it adds more things to do to parents’ already full schedule. One of the most time-consuming tasks is scheduling appointments for school physicals. If your child is going to be playing any sports Florida also requires they have a sports physical.
If you are like me then you wonder “What is the Difference?” A School Physical focuses on the child’s overall health – mental and physical health whereas a Sports Physical focuses specifically on physical health. Sports Physicals may require an EKG to make sure the child/teen doesn’t have any undiagnosed heart issues. We’ve all seen stories of kids and teens having heart issues while playing or practicing – that is what we aim to avoid by having a sport physical.
Your child’s doctor may offer to do both School and Sports Physicals. Below is the list of locations with what type of physical they offer. These are mostly self-pay and do not require appointments (some do require appointments)
We will continue to add to this list as we verify pricing and information.
Releve Sports Medicine
Winter Haven, Fl
Sports Physical $40
Sunshine Urgent Care
School and Sports Physicals $50, no appointment needed
Owl Urgent Care
Lakeland & Winter Haven
Sports Physicals $35