Health Office Procedures for Physical Exams Letter
In the past a choice was offered to families, 1) make an appointment with your own doctor or 2) schedule the physical at school. Best practice indicates that children should be seen by their primary health care provider annually (once per year), within the doctor’s office, for a well-child appointment. School nurses make every attempt to encourage best practices, therefore we are encouraging all of our families to plan on scheduling your child’s physical with their primary health care provider. Physical exams can be offered at school if there are extenuating circumstances. Please read the attached letter for more information.