School Physicals Specialist

Nippon Medical Office

Medical Center located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Hartsdale, NY

Each year, schools tend to require incoming students to undergo a comprehensive medical physical before enrolling in classes. If your child is in need of a school physical, Nippon Medical Office’s leading practitioners Koyanagi Noriko, NP-C, in Midtown East (Manhattan) and Andres Antonio, MD, in Hartsdale, New York, can help. Book your child’s school physical directly through the website or call either office to schedule an appointment.

School Physicals Q & A

Why does my child need a school physical?

School physicals are routine exams — they can even be part of your child’s annual exams — designed to ensure your child is progressing healthfully. Your child needs a school physical to:

  • Get updates on vaccines, boosters, and flu shots
  • Check for developmental or learning delays
  • Have routine labs like a blood draw
  • Have a vision and hearing evaluation
  • Build your child’s medical history

If your child is going to be participating in a sporting event this upcoming school year, they’ll also need a sports physical. 

This type of physical includes some additional screenings to ensure your child can safely participate in the sport or get started on treatments to accommodate a health condition like asthma.

What happens during a school physical?

The tests and screenings required for a school physical depend on your child’s age and personal health history. Koyanagi or Dr. Antonio might need to:

  • Check their blood pressure and heart rate
  • Listen to their lungs and breathing
  • Get height and weight measurements
  • Have them read a vision chart
  • Get a urine sample
  • Conduct a blood draw
  • Provide immunizations
  • Conduct a hearing test
  • Check their reflexes

Your child’s school could require additional tests, but rest assured, the team at Nippon Medical Office provides compassionate care every step of the way.

How often does my child need a school physical?

In general, your child is going to need a school physical before the start of each new school year. Typically, it’s best to get these exams done over the summer, but your child might need additional physical exams if they’re:

  • Starting a new sport
  • Transferring to a new school
  • Managing a chronic health issue like asthma

Koyanagi and Dr. Antonio are experts in school physicals and can help you with all of the essential evaluations your child needs. 

Before coming into Nippon Medical Office, make sure you print out your child’s school physical form so that your provider can fill it out during your appointment.

Click on the online scheduler to book your child’s school physical at Nippon Medical Office. You can also call either office to speak with a team member to schedule an appointment.