As the summer days start to wind down, it’s that time of year again — back to school! Along with preparing backpacks and school supplies, it’s crucial to prioritize your child’s health and well-being before they head back to the classroom.
At Burnett Medical Center, we are dedicated to ensuring your child’s health is in top shape for the new school year. From well-child checkups to immunizations, we’ve got you covered!
Prepare for the School Year With Well-Child Checkups
One of the most crucial yet often overlooked parts of preparing your child for school are comprehensive well-child checks. These regular visits to Burnett Medical Center’s Family Practice Clinic are designed to monitor your child’s growth and development, address any health concerns, and provide preventive care.
During a well-child check or visit, our compassionate and experienced healthcare professionals will:
- Review your child’s medical history
- Measure height, weight, and vital signs
- Conduct a thorough physical examination
- Discuss any concerns or questions you may have
- Provide age-appropriate guidance on nutrition and exercise
Immunizations play a pivotal role in safeguarding your child’s health and the health of their classmates. As the new school year begins, ensure your child’s vaccinations are up-to-date to protect them from preventable diseases.
At Burnett Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive range of vaccinations for school-age children, including:
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Hepatitis A and B
- Influenza (flu) vaccine
Our dedicated medical team will assess your child’s vaccination status, recommend any necessary updates, and administer the vaccines in a safe and comfortable environment.
Preparing for Sports Activities
If your child is planning to participate in school sports, a sports physical is essential to ensure they are physically fit and healthy for athletic activities. Our sports physicals include:
- A comprehensive medical history review
- Evaluation of joint flexibility and strength
- Assessment of cardiovascular health
- Review of past injuries and their recovery
By conducting thorough sports physicals, we can help reduce the risk of sports-related injuries and ensure your child’s readiness for physical activities.
At Burnett Medical Center, we fully understand the importance of your child’s health, especially during the back-to-school season. We offer comprehensive check-ups and age-appropriate care to keep your child healthy and thriving throughout the school year — from well-child checks to back-to-school immunizations, our team has you covered.
Visit us or schedule an appointment today to ensure your child starts the new school year on the right foot — healthy, happy, and ready to learn!