Physicals & Checkups
Well-Child Checkups Don’t wait until your child is sick to take him or her to the doctor. Preventive medical care is the best kind. Regular checks of your child’s health, growth, and development are an important part of parenting. For each stage of your child’s early life, the staff at OTP will work with you and your child to address issues of safety and wellness and give general targets for your child’s social, physical, and mental development. A Well-Child Visit at OTP could include one or all of the following:
- A complete health and development history
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Needed immunizations (shots)
- Needed lab tests
- Health education
- Vision and hearing testing
- Follow-up care to any problem found
- Referral to a specialist if needed
- Dental screening and checkups every six months, starting at age one or sooner if a problem is found
School physicals, including kindergarten, are valid if done within one year of the first day of school! If your child had immunizations done in another physician’s office or clinic or at the health department, please bring those records with you to your appointment so that school or camp forms can be fully completed by our staff during your visit. Do not assume that records have been received from your previous physician. If a medication form is required for school, please bring it to your child’s well check appointment.
All Sports Physicals must be done after May 1st for the following school year! Sports physicals for middle and high school students are done in our office as full well-child check-ups. During these physicals, our physicians will cover more preventive health counseling and do a more complete exam than is done during a physical at your high school or at an urgent care facility. Most insurance companies do cover this service in our office since it is performed as a well child/person exam. If your middle or high school child is scheduled for a check-up and needs the sports physical form completed, please arrive with the second page of the sports physical form completed which covers health history. This form is available from your child’s school or you may download it from the Virginia High School website. The physicians need to review the medical history part of this form with you before completing your child’s physical. There is a $10.00 fee to obtain or complete any school forms or medical records.