Regardless of whether he plays sports or not, your son should have a complete physical exam once a year with his pediatrician or primary care physician. The sport or camp physical should never be used as a substitute for this more thorough annual evaluation. The focus of each of these types of physicals is very different.
The sports physical is really an adjunct to the annual complete physical, with more specific questions about your son’s physical ability to play sports safely. Most health insurance plans to don’t cover services for this type of evaluation, but you can get this completed at a certified urgent care at a very reasonable cost. Simply download and bring your school’s athletic exam form to either your primary care physician or a certified urgent care facility. Lakes Urgent Care takes care of sports physicals easily and quickly if you need us after hours to accommodate your family’s busy schedule.