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Schedule Your Child’s School Physical or Well Check Now


Child’s School Physical or Well Check

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

​Regular visits with your pediatrician are an important part of monitoring the overall health of your child. These visits are a time to review and discuss important areas of your child's development - physical, social, emotional and cognitive.

Depending on your child's age, it might be time to schedule a school or sports physical or catch up on a well check visit. The American Academy of Pediatrics and Boys Town Pediatrics recommend keeping your child's well checks on schedule.

School and Sports Physicals

The Nebraska State Law requires school physical exams before entering kindergarten and seventh grade. These exams must be conducted no more than 6 months before school starts in the fall. School physicals for the 2021-2022 school year began March 1, 2022.

The Nebraska State Law requires annual pre-participation examinations for students wishing to participate in school athletics. Theses exams are slightly different than school physicals in that they pay close attention to conditions that could put your child's health at risk when playing sports, such as asthma. Sports physicals for the 2022-2023 school year begin May 1, 2022.

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Well Checks

At well check visits, you can learn about and track your child's gro wth and developmental milestones with your pediatrician. Each visit includes a complete physical exam, measuring growth and tracking changes.

If you've delayed your child's well check this year, we understand. Now is the perfect time to catch up!

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Immunizations are Important

Boys Town Pediatrics recommends following the vaccination schedule set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scheduling regular visits with your pediatrician helps keep your child on schedule, protecting them against harmful diseases.

Learn more about immunizations from Dr. Jason Bruce, Boys Town Pediatrician, Executive Vice President of Healthcare and Director of Boys Town National Research Hospital and Clinics.

Keeping Your Family Safe and Healthy

The health and safety of our patients and their families are our top priority. Please review our COVID-19 information for patients and families for the latest information on visitors, screenings, clinic consolidations and other ways we are working to help keep our patient families protected.​