CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it is now offering school and sports physicals for $25 at its in-store health clinics nationwide.
“School and sports physicals for school-aged children and adolescents are a great service that our clinics can offer the communities we serve. These physicals are an opportunity to screen for undetected medical conditions as well as a means to ensure the overall health and wellness of children,” stated Sandy Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. “Going back to school is a busy time for parents, and we’re committed to providing accessible and affordable care to those who need a school or sports physical in a convenient setting.”
School and sports physicals at a Take Care Clinic do not take the place of a child’s yearly routine health exam and complete developmental assessment. Take Care Health Providers encourage all patients to have a primary care provider or pediatrician who can facilitate this longer-term relationship and care.
Back-to-school season is also a great time to ensure children are up to date on vaccines. According to the company, it will certify that immunizations are updated and will administer the appropriate vaccines, such as Menactra to protect against bacterial meningitis and Tdap or Td to protect against tetanus. It is recommended that patients bring a copy of their vaccination and immunization records, as well as a copy of their medical history to the Take Care Clinic in order to receive a school or sports physical.
If the provider detects a condition that falls outside the scope of service at the clinic, the child will be referred back to his/her primary care provider for follow-on care. If a patient does not have a primary care provider, assistance can be offered in finding one for the family, the company stated. Take Care Health providers collaborate with local physicians who are available for consultation.
Take Care Health Systems currently operates 197 clinics in 24 markets throughout 14 states.