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School Physical. Why do Hinsdale Central, Downers Grove North, Westmont High School all require it?

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Schools typically require students to have a physical examination in order to make sure that they are healthy and able to participate in physical education and other activities. A physical exam is a routine check-up that includes a variety of tests and evaluations to assess a person's overall health. This can include measuring height and weight, checking vital signs, testing vision and hearing, and assessing overall physical fitness. Take a look at the IHSA pre participation physical form.


Example form required by the Hinsdale Bobcats


The purpose of a school physical is to identify any potential health issues that may affect a student's ability to learn and participate in school activities. For example, a physical exam can detect conditions such as vision or hearing problems, asthma, or other chronic illnesses that may require special accommodations or treatment. A physical exam can also identify any potential physical limitations or risks that may affect a student's ability to participate in sports or other physical activities.


In addition to promoting student health and safety, school physicals can also help parents and guardians stay informed about their child's health and wellbeing. A physical exam provides an opportunity for parents and guardians to discuss any concerns or questions they may have with a healthcare provider and to ensure that their child is receiving appropriate medical care. Overall, school physicals play an important role in promoting student health and wellbeing, and are a valuable tool for identifying and addressing potential health issues.


At Downers Grove Immediate Care, we offer walk in services (No appointment needed) for physicals of all types including camp physicals, sports physicals, school physicals and work physical evaluation. Visit us at 425 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL and be out the door with your physical in 15 minutes.



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