Physical Exams Questions and Answers
Pine Knob Urgent Care provides quality, comprehensive physicals for employment, sports, school, and more in Clarkston, MI. For more information, please call us or simply walk-in!
Whenever you need a physical exam right away, you can go to an urgent care clinic like ours. Urgent care can see you right away, so it can be really convenient, and sometimes it can be practically necessary to go to urgent care for a physical, as when your child needs a physical for school enrollment. If you or a family member needs a physical right away, come to Pine Knob Urgent Care. Or read on to learn more about physicals with us!
What is a physical exam?
A physical exam is a simple check of a patient’s overall health. In the exam, a medical professional will likely check a patient’s body function, health risks, vital signs, and more. For example, to check a patient’s vital signs, a professional will take the patient’s blood pressure.
If the patient has any health concerns or questions, the patient can bring them up with the professional during the checkup. In fact, a physical exam is a great opportunity for a patient to bring up concerns and questions.
You should have physical exams annually, and you might need additional physicals for work or sports.
What are the types of physical examinations?
There are lots of different types of physicals in addition to regular physicals. At Pine Knob Urgent Care, we offer:
- Job-related medical evaluations like pre-employment evaluations and ongoing-employment status evaluations
- Workers’ compensation claim services
- Annual physicals
- Checkups for kids
- Physical exams for seniors
- Camp physicals
- DOT physicals (cost: $95.00)
- School and sports physicals (cost: $20.00)
Pine Knob Urgent Care gives $2.00 from each sports physical to the school of your choice!
What should I expect at a physical?
During a typical physical exam, a medical professional will likely:
- Check your health history, as well as any recent test results
- Check your blood pressure and heart rate
- Visually examine your motor functions, speech, body, ears, nose, lungs, throat, heart, and skin
- Check whether you have any risks for health issues (like diabetes)
- Request a blood test and urine test
- Ask whether you have any health-related concerns or questions
With a school physical, a sports physical, or another kind of physical, a medical professional may also check for other things. For example, in a sports physical, a professional may also check for athletic capability. Or in a school physical for a child, a professional may check the child’s level of development and maturity.
When should I go to urgent care for a physical?
You can go to urgent care anytime for a physical, and you should go to urgent care when you need one right away. For instance, if you need a physical for a new job, you should go to urgent care. Or if your child needs a physical to join a new sports team, you should go to urgent care. Urgent care can see you immediately with no appointment necessary.
If you need a physical right away, come see us here at Pine Knob Urgent Care. You can just come by or bring in a loved one for a physical right on the spot. We can provide any of the kinds of physicals we mentioned earlier.
We serve patients from Clarkston MI, Waterford Twp MI, Oxford MI, Ortonville MI, Lake Orion MI, Pontiac MI, Springfield Township MI and Auburn Hills MI. We hope to see you soon here at Pine Knob Urgent Care!