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Kids & Teens Medical Group
Pediatrics located in Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia,
La Canada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys & Whittier, CA

Physicals

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Physicals

Kids & Teens Medical Group
Physicals in Los Angeles


Most children need routine physicals before the new school year starts or before beginning a sports activity. If your child is due for a school or sports physical — or both — the team of board-certified pediatricians at Kids & Teens Medical Group can help. They have ten convenient locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area: Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Encino, and Whittier, California. You can request a physical online, or call the office nearest you to schedule.

Physicals Q & A

Why does my child need a physical?

Your child typically needs a wellness exam every year. School and sports physicals tend to include everything that’s involved in a routine exam, plus some additional evaluations. These specialized exams might be necessary to ensure your child is:

  • Up-to-date on vaccines and boosters

  • Healthy enough to participate in a sport

  • Free of any communicable diseases

It’s also common to need specialized physicals before your child goes off to camp.

What happens during a physical?

Each physical is tailored to your child and includes special evaluations requested by their school or sports director. Your child’s physical may include:

  • Review of prior medical history

  • Physical head-to-toe exam

  • Height and weight evaluation

  • Neurological response (reflex) check

  • Vision and hearing evaluations

Oftentimes, school administrators or sports clubs require your pediatrician to fill out specific paperwork during the exam, too. The team at Kids & Teens Medical Group has extensive experience in performing school and sports physicals and processing the essential paperwork, so you can feel confident that your child’s exam is going to be thorough.

What should I bring to a school or sports physical?

To ensure your child’s school or sports physical at Kids & Teens Medical Group goes as smoothly as possible, it’s important to do a few things to prepare. Make sure you bring your child’s:

  • List of medications and supplements

  • Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aides

  • Medical records from other providers

  • Required school or sports paperwork

If you have any questions or concerns, write them down before your child’s appointment. If your child is getting ready to play a contact sport like football, for example, you might want to learn about warning signs of a concussion.

In some cases, your child might need to fast for a few hours before their visit if they’re getting certain blood tests — just ask when booking. The compassionate team at Kids & Teens Medical Group spends time discussing your child’s health with you, so your young one can continue to be as healthy as possible.

Schedule your child’s school or sports physical at Kids & Teens Medical Group today. Request an appointment online or call the office nearest you.

Kids & Teens Medical Group