Physical exams are aimed at checking a person’s overall health as well screening for signs of any abnormalities or illnesses. After your physical, you will either be sure that everything is within the norm and there is nothing to worry about, or you will be warned of any issue that should be taken care of to prevent any future complications. At our Spring Hill Walk in Clinic, we provide various physicals for patients with no appointment necessary.
Do you need a DOT physical in order to operate a commercial vehicle? Are you a student and need a physical to attend college? Maybe you’re required to do an OSHA physical? Whatever the purpose of your physical, the professional staff at our Spring Hill Walk in Clinic will be happy to help you out seven days per week. In today’s article, we share several different types of physical examinations we provide at LifeGuard.
1. Sports Physicals
Sports physicals are designed for athletes to evaluate their general health, fitness level, and the probability of an injury. They are a great tool to determine whether an individual is capable of participating in sports. It’s recommended to get a sports physical because, besides checking overall health and ability to perform, your physician may also share advice on how to avoid getting injured. Sports physicals include two parts: a medical history check (previous injuries, current medications, past hospitalizations, surgeries, etc.) and a physical exam (record height and weight, test vision, take blood pressure, etc.). And remember: Since accidents on the field happen to even the best athletes, our Spring Hill Walk in Clinic is there to take care of your minor fractures, sprains or pains.
2. School Physicals
We also offer school physicals for future college or university students. Before you visit us, please make sure you bring your immunization record. Many schools require that you are vaccinated against a number of diseases, such as: hepatitis B, chicken pox, mumps, polio, measles, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria. Some schools may consider a physical unnecessary, but it is still smart to have it done to make sure you are in good health before starting the academic year. The routine exam includes checking your joints, muscles, heart, lungs, abdomen, eyes, nose, skin, throat, neck, etc. The physician will also measure your blood pressure, record your height and weight, and check your medical history.
All future and current commercial drivers are well-aware that they are required by the state of Florida to pass the DOT health exam. We can assist you with that. The medical staff at our Spring Hill Walk in Clinic is well-trained to provide the best service for our patients and ensure they will not be wrongly disqualified. At LifeGuard Urgent Care, we will check if your health condition is sufficient to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely, without posing a threat to other drivers and road users. If you decide to choose us for your DOT exam, you can expect a drug test, vision and hearing test, blood pressure test, glucose (blood sugar) test, etc. If you have any further questions regarding DOT physicals, our friendly staff will be happy to answer them all.
4. OSHA and pre-employment physicals
Pre-employment physicals for new hires have become very popular with employers who want to provide a safe workplace. Although pre-employment physicals vary depending on the job requirements, there are several key areas that apply to most: a basic checkup, drug screening or a physical ability test. At Spring Hill Walk in Clinic, we provide several types of employee physicals to make sure your employees are safe, healthy and ready to work. Anyone applying for an OSHA-compliant position may need more comprehensive testing, and we will gladly help you out with that.
Spring Hill Walk in Clinic – Don’t hesitate to visit us today!
Regardless of what type of physical exam you need, our friendly and compassionate staff will walk you through it. We are prepared to answer your questions about physicals or other other services offered at our Spring Hill Walk in Clinic. Don’t forget that we are open seven days a week, no appointment necessary!
Please keep in mind that all patients who would like a general physical need to upload their immunization records prior to the visit. The immunizations can be done or transferred at the Health Department.