What Schools Require & Other Benefits!

It’s that time of the year again! School physical season. If you’re a parent, then you already know the importance of scheduling a physical for your child before the new school year. But, given all of the documentation that comes with new school year enrollment, it can be difficult to keep track of what schools require when it comes to overall health, physicals, and sports!

That’s why our Lincoln doctors are breaking down what Lincoln Public Schools require in 2021 and the overall benefits of school physicals. 

Ready to schedule your child’s physical? Give us a call at (402) 483-2987


What’s Required? 

School sports play a huge role in the daily lives of many Lincoln families. But before kids can participate this year, there are requirements that must be met in order to keep them healthy and safe. According to the Lincoln Public School website, “Those students intending to participate in Athletics and Unified Sports must also have a Physical Examination completed after May 1 for the upcoming/current school year (2021/2022) on file.”

So if your child plans on playing sports this year, remember to get an appointment on the books!


Benefits of School Physicals

1. Preventing potential illness or catching it early

Even if your child is physically fit and there are no signs of concern, getting a regular health check can catch any early signs of disease and help to prevent illness in the future. Speaking with a medical professional about family history and possible risks can also help to anticipate the future of your child’s health. For more information on illness prevention, check out this article from Children’s Medical Group.

2. Immunization & medicine updates

When it comes to the health of your child, immunizations are crucial. Having a conversation with a primary care physician can ensure your child’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Plus, if your child requires medicine regularly, getting a physical is a fantastic opportunity to track how that medicine is working and check in with their overall health. 

3. Tracking growth

Since children are constantly changing and growing, it is important to track their yearly progress and ask any questions about their physical and mental development. Having a record of your child’s wellness from an early age will offer future physicians a complete history and understanding of their health. 

Thank you for trusting Primary Care Partners in Lincoln, NE, with the health of your family. We can’t wait to see you and your child for their visit. If you have any further questions, give us a call at (402) 483-2987


The content found in this post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your provider or call Primary Care Partners at 402-483-2987 with any questions regarding your health.