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School Physical Information

May 11, 2022

To: Area Parents

Regarding: School Physicals

From: Cindy Jakubowski RN, Clinic Manager

Avera Medical Group O’Neill

 

The vast majority of insurance companies are now required to pay for preventative health services, which includes an annual Well Child Check.    Avera Medical Group is available to schedule an appointment at YOUR convenience, Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm.

We want to take this opportunity to inform parents what a Well Child Check is.  A Well Child Check is a school physical PLUS includes a much more in depth review and will include the following:

  1. A complete head to toe physical
  2. A complete set of vital signs to include, height, weight, BMI, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure.
  3. A review of your child’s allergies
  4. A review of your child’s medications
  5. A review of your child’s immunizations, along with receiving any immunizations that are due.
  6. A review of your child’s past medical history
  7. A review of your child’s social history, which includes risky behaviors such as tobacco usage, choices in foods and caffeine use, alcohol use, seat belt use to name a few.
  8. Most importantly this is an excellent opportunity for your provider to educate your teen about health lifestyles and behaviors. 

The above items are just the starting point for what is offered during a Well Child Check, as you can see it is much different than the brief screening done at the school physical day/night event.

The healthcare industry is trying to educate everyone on the importance of prevention, this is one way we can start making our teens healthier. 

Avera Medical Group will be offering Well Child Checks throughout the summer during clinical hours of Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm.  We are highly encouraging parents to schedule your child with a provider any time throughout the summer.  We do want to encourage you to get your child in sooner rather than later.  We want to make sure your providers have the adequate time to spend with your child.  We encourage you to check with your insurance company in regards to how your family plan works.

Please make sure you review your child’s immunization record prior to their appointment.  If you have questions as to if they need vaccinations, please call and visit with a nurse. 

When you come to your appointment please bring the following.

  1.  A parent (we will need parent permission to administer vaccines)
  2. Your child’s Immunization record
  3. COMPLETED School physical form (check with your school, OR download from the NSAA website)

We invite you to call us with questions or concerns at 402-336-2900.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Healthcare Team!  Best of luck next season!

 

**Terra Drueke APRN will be in the Avera Medical Clinic Spencer every other Monday from 10am-3pm weekly. You may call 402-336-2904 to schedule an appointment.

Sincerely,

Avera Medical Group O’Neill Providers/Nurse/Staff

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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