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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton offers back to school, sports physicals

By NHCP Public Affairs | Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton | August 07, 2013

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton will conduct special back-to-school and sports physicals, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Family Medicine Clinic.

The physicals will be by appointment only for all TRICARE Prime beneficiaries, ages five to 19, enrolled to any of the Naval Hospital’s primary care clinics.

All children who are entering kindergarten in California, or new to the state, are required to have a documented physical within 12 months of the start of the school year.  Children participating in school sports will also be required to have a physical exam.

To accommodate this annual rush, parents are encouraged to make an appointment now.  These special clinics have been established for our patients to ensure all required paperwork and immunizations are completed on time.  Parents need to bring the child's immunization record and all school forms that need to be filled out.

Given the expected number of examinations, only children without complex medical problems will be seen on these days.  Acutely ill or patients with multiple medical concerns will be asked to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider.

If your child needs to have a California school or sports physical, now is the time to book the appointment by calling (760) 725-HELP and requesting a physical appointment.