Statcare does walk-in sports physicals,brain physicals, school physicals, and camp physicals for children. If you need an annual or work physical, you can come to Statcare. Walk-in school physicals and other physical exams are offered at all our location Hicksville, Long Island; Astoria, Queens; Brooklyn, NYC; the Bronx at Bartow Avenue (Co-op City); the Bronx at E. 174th Street; Jackson Heights, the Queen; Midtown Manhattan in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens.
When you visit Statcare Urgent Care, you can get a physical without having to wait in long lines. Your child can get a camp physical without needing to be in a pediatrician’s waiting room filled with sick kids. You can even check in online prior to your visit. Whether you need help with colon cancer screening preps or want to know about your heart health, our staff is here to assist you. Whether you have a loved one that needs Alzheimer’s screening or affordable/free cancer screening, we can help.
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (917) 310-3371 today.
About Statcare Physicals
Prior to entering school or college, children must be up-to-date on their immunizations. That’s the main focus of a school physical. Statcare performs school and college physicals on the spot, without the need for an appointment. Statcare providers will fill the form for the physical as well as perform any testing that may be needed (Vision, Hearing, Spine exam, PPD Testing etc.)
Summer Camp / Sports Physicals
Camps like schools require a physical to make sure the child enrolling in a camp has had all the required vaccines and any health issues present have been addressed. During a camp physical or sports physical (also known as pre-participation physical), the doctor will evaluate your child’s current fitness level and risk of injury by checking their muscles, joints, strength, and flexibility. The goal is to determine whether it’s safe for your child to participate in a particular activity or sport and at what level (contact/collision, limited contact/impact, non-contact, etc.). If your child has been held out of PE class or sports due to a prior injury or medical condition, a sports physical is needed to get medical clearance to return to class or sport. A sports or camp physical should be conducted about 6 weeks before camp or the sports season begins to allow enough time to follow up on an issue, if necessary.
Job physicals / Pre-Employment Work Physicals
Job Physicals or Pre-employment work physicals focus on determining whether you as a job candidate have the physical capability to perform the essential functions of the job you have applied for. Many employers also require a urine drug screen prior to making a job offer.
Insurance Medical Exam
Health and life insurance companies may require a medical exam to determine if you have any pre-existing conditions or condition that could shorten your life. The insurance medical exam typically includes blood work, urinalysis, and other tests such as EKG, treadmill stress test, etc. Based on the results, insurance underwriters will decide whether to insure you and how much the premium should be.
Routine Physicals FAQs
Some adults may be required to have a pre-employment physical to ensure they can meet the physical demands of the job for which they have applied or accepted. Physicals for work typically evaluate a potential employee’s ability to perform a specific task, as well as strength and stamina.
School-age children need physicals for entry into school and to participate in sports and camp. A physical ensures that your child is able to safely participate in gym class and camp activities and sports. A physical can also reveal any condition for which your child might need additional medical services, such as asthma or a cardiovascular problem. Getting regular school physicals from childhood to young adulthood is a good practice and promotes optimal health.
In general, there are two main parts – a medical history and the physical exam – although certain aspects of the exam will depend on the type of physical you are having.
During a medical history, the doctor will review your family history for any serious illnesses or medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, etc. It is unsafe to participate in sports or other rigorous physical activity if you or your child are experiencing or have experienced in the past:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Heart murmurs
When pre-existing conditions are discovered or brought up in the examination, the doctor can prescribe medication, or an improved medication, particularly for asthma.
During a routine physical exam, the doctor will:
- Test your vision
- Take blood pressure and pulse (heart rhythm)
- Check your heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose and throat
- Evaluate your joints, flexibility, and reflexes
At the end of the physical, the doctor will either sign the OK for participating in physical activities or meeting the demands of a job, or the doctor may request a follow-up exam, additional testing, or specific treatment for a medical problem.
Our walk-in physicals allow your child to safely participate in school, sports, or camp activities and you to safely perform job duties. Check out Statcare’s Brain Physicals designed for keeping kids safe when they participate in soccer, basketball, ice hockey, football, and Lacrosse. The next time you or your child needs a physical, visit Statcare Urgent Care in Hicksville, Astoria, Brooklyn, or Bronx, New York.