Physicals / Sports Checkups
Whether you need a physical for school, work, or sports, STAT Health makes it quick and easy to get it done. In fact, our team of Board Certified providers can give a physical on a walk-in basis.
STAT Health offers physicals for a variety of purposes for children, teens, and adults. We also offer PPD placements and reads.
Types of Physicals:
- PPD Placement/Read (Tuberculosis Test)
- DOT (selected sites, please call ahead)
What you should expect:
All physical exams consist of the following:
Medical History: Review of your past or current history, evaluation of your lifestyle, and an update on your family history. Knowing about any past illnesses, surgeries, or conditions will help diagnose and prevent problems in the future.
Vital Signs: During this portion of the exam, we check your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and temperature.
Exam: Your provider will be examining all your major systems including your heart, lungs, head and neck, abdomen, muscles, skin, eyes, ears, nose and throat.
Sports Physicals: Each year, about 30 million kids and teens participate in after school sports. Of that number, about 12% end up with an injury. At STAT Health, we can identify any issues or areas of concern that may be prone to injury or interfere with your child’s ability to participate in a sport, and suggest tips to prevent future problems.
PPD/Tuberculosis Testing: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. TB commonly affects your lungs but can affect any organ in the body. TB/PPD Testing is a skin test used to determine if a person has been infected with TB Bacteria. Your provider will use a small needle to inject a liquid (called tuberculin) into the skin of the lower portion of your arm. You will see a small bump at the injection site. You will need to return to the office to have this test read within 48-to-72 hours. A patient that does not return within 72 hours will need to repeat the test. The TB/PPD Test is commonly required by schools and employers as a part of a standard physical. STAT Health is available to place your PPD test and read the results seven days a week – no appointment necessary!
What you should bring with you:
- Physical form/paperwork required by school, camp, job etc.
- Immunization records-most recent (if applicable)
- A list of current medications
- Results from any recent tests
- Additional questions you would like answered
The cost of your physical can vary, depending on whether your insurance policy will cover it or if you will be paying out of your own pocket for the exam. To find out how much physicals typically cost, please see our insurance, pricing, and payment page, or contact your local STAT Health for more information.