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Physicals for Work


Employee physicals, or physicals for work, are designed to keep employees safe and healthy on the job. Many jobs require employers to ensure their employees are compliant with exams to improve workforce safety. Some of these, like commercial truck driving, are regulated by government agencies to protect both the driver and the public. To provide employers with the most current exam standards, we work with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH).


What can I expect at a work physical?

In general, the standard physical exam typically includes: Vital signs: blood pressure, breathing rate, pulse rate, temperature, height, and weight. Vision acuity: testing the sharpness or clarity of vision from a distance. Head, eyes, ears, nose and throat exam: inspection, palpation, and testing, as appropriate


Does urgent care do work physicals?

If you or your child are in need of a physical, FastMed Urgent Care makes it easy to get them done. We offer extended hours for your convenience on weekdays, weekends, and holidays so you can bring your children and teens in for school, camp, and sports physicals.


What is a full physical exam?

A full physical examination is a general examination of the body performed by the doctor or general practitioner (GP). The examination will cover most of the basic systems of the body, including the heart system, lung system, gut system and nerve system examination.


School Physicals for All Ages

We offer convenient, affordable School Physicals

Most school districts now require physical exams prior to enrollment in sports and other extracurricular activities. NextCare Urgent Care answers that need with our affordable, quick, easy, no-appointment-needed school physicals. You can count on our knowledgeable, compassionate staff and health care providers to set the stage for a happy and healthy school year by answering all of your questions and making sure that you and your child are prepared for the challenges ahead.

Active families and individuals on-the-go know that NextCare® Urgent Care is the place to go for convenient, affordable sports physicals with no appointment required. Our school and sports physicals include:

  • Physical Health Examination

  • Height and Weight

  • Range of Motion Testing

  • Hernia Check

  • Blood Pressure

  • Pulse

  • Vision Screening

  • Urinalysis

Why Get a Sports Physical?

With more than 46 million kids participating in sports each year, making sure your athlete is okay to play is the first step in getting ready for the big game.

Did you know that 62 percent of all organized sports-related injuries happen during practices rather than games? Football, basketball, and soccer were found to be the top three sports where most injuries occur.

Sports physicals are largely required by athletic leagues and schools − and for good reason. They raise awareness of any issues that may interfere with your child’s ability to participate in a sport.

Your healthcare provider can identify areas that may be prone to injury and suggest tips and exercises to avoid future problems.

Did you know that 62 percent of all organized sports-related injuries happen during practices rather than games?


What a Sports Physical Includes

Physicians will check your athlete’s vitals, joints, and flexibility. They’ll also check your athlete’s vision and do a short fitness assessment to diagnose and recommend any possible limitations on physical activity.

It's not necessary for you to bring a vaccination record with you to receive a physical at MedExpress. However, please be aware that some states require your child's immunization record before he or she can begin a new sport.

Vitals check

We'll check your child's pulse and blood pressure to ensure proper vitals. We'll also document his or her weight and height, since growth spurts and weight changes can place added stress on joints, muscles, and bones.

Eye exam

An eye exam checks for proper vision and evaluates whether your child needs prescription lenses or if his or her current prescription needs to be adjusted.

Fitness assessment

Next we’ll examine your child’s heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat. We'll check his or her cardiovascular system and recommending any limitations on physical activity.

Joints and flexibility check

By testing your child’s strength, flexibility, posture, and joints, we can identify any areas that may be prone to injury as well as suggest potential exercises and tips to help build a healthier body.

Medical history review

A medical history is just as important as a medical examination. Knowing about any past illnesses, surgeries, or conditions, such as asthma or chest pains, will help diagnose problems and prevent complications in the future.


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