Story by: Kim Huston on July 5, 2019
There’s a lot for families to do before children go back to school, no matter what grade they are entering. A yearly well-child physical may not seem an urgent thing to schedule, compared with everything on your to-do list, but summer break is one of the best times to get this important checkup. A lot can change for a child’s health, well-being and development during a school year, as those first- and last-day-of-school photos popular on social media show. Here are some of the reasons why back-to-school is the best time for a well-child checkup.
Norton Children’s and Norton Healthcare offer convenient options for your child’s back-to-school well-child visits and sports physicals. This annual physical is an important part of the back-to-school checklist. Same and next day appointments are often available.
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Balancing school, a home and social life, sports and extracurricular activities is not easy for kids, no matter their age. During the years surrounding adolescence, so much physical and emotional development happens, sometimes quickly. The annual well-child visit offers you and your child an opportunity to check in on his or her physical and emotional health before taking on new challenges in the new school year. Some other reasons to schedule a yearly well-child visit before school starts include: