Can You Get a Physical at Urgent Care?

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Whether you need a physical exam to meet a pre-employment, return-to-work requirement, or ensure it’s safe for you to participate in a certain sport, the skilled medical professionals at Oxford Urgent Care can offer peace of mind that you’re healthy and able to perform your best.

Work-related physical exam

We’re dedicated to providing you with high-quality care that’s compliant with your company’s policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. Oxford Urgent Care offers general work-related physical exams as well as pre-employment, return-to-work, Department of Transportation (DOT), and DOT look-alike exams.

Work-related physical exams typically check the following:

  • Vital signs (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature)
  • Heart health (e.g., possible signs of heart disease)
  • Lung health (e.g., wheezing or difficulty breathing)
  • Abdominal issues (e.g., liver, bowels, and other organs)
  • Skin problems

Your employer may also require additional pre-employment and occupational medicine services, including:

  • Drug and alcohol screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Vision and hearing testing
  • Online respirator fitness questionnaire
  • TB testing
  • Urinalysis

Sports-related physical exam

Physical exams and preventative screenings for school sports are an important part of maintaining health and wellness on the playing field and minimizing your risk of sports-related injuries. At Oxford Urgent Care, physical exams for sports are recommended at least 6-8 weeks before the start of the season.

While they are like an annual exam, they specifically focus on your health and wellness as it relates to playing a sport. A sports physical should never replace regular medical care or routine checkups. During an urgent care physical for sports, a medical professional will check the following:

  • Your height and weight (including body mass index, BMI)
  • Your blood pressure and pulse
  • Your vision
  • Your heart, lungs, and abdomen
  • Your ears, nose, and throat
  • Your joints, strength, flexibility, and posture
  • Immunizations

It’s also important to talk to your doctor about any pre-existing medical conditions, like injuries, allergies, or asthma so they can provide you with the proper guidelines and/or medication. This will help minimize the risk of injury or illness throughout the entire playing season.

If your child has not received a sports physical exam yet and they plan to play (or are already playing) a sport this school year, don’t wait for a doctor’s appointment. Oxford Urgent Care can clear your child for sports same-day and give you the peace of mind you need.

Urgent care physical exams for work and school are always available at Oxford Urgent Care with no appointments necessary. Just come on in, 7 days a week.