West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 26, 2016 -- Before parents start shopping for school supplies and clothes to prepare South Florida children for the upcoming school year, they must make sure that their child gets their school physical to review their overall health and receives vaccinations to protect them from a number of preventable diseases.
The most convenient and affordable place to get these medical requirements is at MD Now, South Florida’s leading urgent care provider. These medical exams are some of a child’s most important back-to-school necessities because children will not be able to enroll in a Florida school without having a complete medical examination and current vaccinations. To help parents easily and properly prepare their kids for a new school year, MD Now is offering back-to-school vaccinations and discounted school physicals on a walk-in basis at all 26 of its locations in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Visit mdnow.com for an exclusive $25 Back-to-School Physical coupon and other special savings offers.
School Physicals Give Children a Healthy Advantage in the Classroom and Beyond
School physicals can help a child start the school year on a healthy foot. In addition to carefully checking a child’s current health, school physicals can also detect any physical deficiencies that may affect a child’s personal, educational, or social development. This can prevent a child from struggling with issues related to growth, learning, speech, vision, or hearing throughout their lives. By detecting problems early, children can get the treatment they need at the time they’re most responsive to care.
A certified physical examination is required by the state of Florida for every child enrolling in kindergarten, and for children in any grade entering a Florida school for the first time. The physical examination must have been conducted within the 12 months prior to the first day of school and signed by a healthcare provider licensed to perform school physicals.
Peter Lamelas, M.D., CEO of MD Now Urgent Care said, “Children need to have received a current school physical in order to attend a Florida school. And parents need to know that a sports physical isn’t accepted in place of a school physical. The fastest and easiest way for parents to meet this need is at MD Now Urgent Care.”
Vaccinations are a Smart Way to Protect a Child’s Health
Medical experts agree that vaccinations can provide the disease protection our children need and prevent the spread of serious infectious diseases. To keep our community thriving, every student attending a South Florida school is required to have the Florida Certification of Immunization completed by a Florida physician or a Florida County Health Department prior to enrolling in a public or private school. A child’s required vaccinations vary by age, which is why parents need to check with their child’s local school and healthcare provider to ensure that their child remains current on the necessary vaccinations.
“Parents may not be aware that their children need to be current on their vaccinations in order to enroll in school,” Dr. Lamelas said. “These vaccinations are the best way of protecting our children from the spread of germs and keeping them in good health, as well as ensuring that our community stays both safe and well.”
Parents can get these medical essentials for their children in a stress-free, wait-free way at all 26 MD Now locations throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Special discounts on school physicals, vaccinations, convenient walk-in service, and the highest-quality medical care are available at all MD Now locations.
About MD Now Urgent Care Centers
MD Now® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of fast and affordable urgent care to adults and children in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Our state-of-the-art, walk-in medical centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. No appointment is necessary and major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, our multiple locations offer digital x-rays, EKG, ultrasounds, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine, and selected primary care services. Discover medical care that treats you to the care you need now at MD Now. Call: 888-MDNow-911, online: http://www.MDNow.com.
Peter Lamelas, MD, MBA, FACEP, MD Now Urgent Care Walk In Medical Centers, http://www.MyMDNow.com, +1 (561) 685-4425, [email protected]