Back to School Physicals & Well-Child Exams

Back to School Physicals & Well-Child Exams

Back to school physicals with Cori Fogle, PA-C

Back to School Physicals & Well-Child Exams

By Cori Fogle, PA-C, UnityPoint Health - Victor Health Center

Get ahead of the game by scheduling your child’s annual physical now.

Do you sometimes wonder why your child needs an annual physical? A lot can change within a year in the life of a child or teen. By getting an annual physical, you’re able to monitor the health and development of your child. Regular check-ups and immunizations also safeguard your child against potential health problems that could arise.

At your child’s back to school physical, we can help ensure he or she is up-to-date on vaccines and has met the Iowa requirements for school vaccinations. We can also complete a required sports physical form during this same appointment.

This visit would be considered ‘preventative care’ and is covered by most insurance companies.  Preventative care visits include an in-depth physical review regarding your child’s normal development, sleep, nutrition and safety. This is a great time for you or your child to cover important topics of your child’s health and overall well-being.

You can expect your child’s physician to:

  • Review medical records of the child
  • Review immunization history
  • Measure height and weight
  • Screen vision and hearing
  • Perform a thorough physical exam
  • Provide guidance regarding nutrition, sleep and exercise
  • Discuss any health or safety issues you/your child might have

Now is the time to schedule your child’s back to school physical or well-child exam. It’s not too early to get your child’s 2019-2020 school year physical on the schedule. Call a clinic location that’s most convenient for you and schedule your child’s appointment today.

            Grinnell Family Practice | 210 Fourth Avenue, Grinnell | (641) 236-2500

            Grinnell Pediatrics | 210 Fourth Avenue, Grinnell | (641) 236-2382

            Victor Health Center | 709 Second Street, Victor | (319) 647-7511

For additional information about scheduling your child’s back to school physical or well-child exam, please call one of the clinics above or visit