McFarland Clinic

Well-Child Exams and Sports Physicals

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Ames

Carroll

Family Medicine
712-792-1500 | Schedule Online

Call for a well-child exam or sports physical anytime.
Designated Sports Physical clinics also available, including evenings!
(Please call to schedule.)

Eldora

Family Medicine
641-939-7160 | Schedule Online

Iowa Falls

Family Medicine
641-648-2586 | Schedule Online

Jefferson

Family Medicine
515-386-4192

Call for a well-child exam or sports physical anytime.

Walk-in Sports Physicals:

Tuesday, July 20, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Marshalltown

Nevada

Family Medicine
515-382-5471

Story City

Family Medicine
515-733-5191

Webster City

Family Medicine
515-832-6700

Call for a well-child exam or sports physical anytime.

Walk-in Sports Physicals:

Thursday, July 15, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

What Type of Exam Does My Child Need?

How do you know what type of exam your child needs? How often should kids get an exam? What's the difference between an annual physical and a sports physical?

Well-Child Exams

A well-child exam is a comprehensive examination for infants, children, and adolescents. They include preventative care such as immunizations and screenings and should be scheduled at regular intervals during a child's growth.

Back-to-School Physicals

A back-to-school physical is similar to a well-child exam but may include forms to be filled out or specific screenings or immunizations for school attendance. Ask your provider more about what forms or other preparation may be needed for a back-to-school physical.

Sports Physicals

A sports physicals is typically a yearly exam for adolescents who plan to participate in sports. They are often required by schools in order to maximize safe participation and usually requires paperwork to be completed. A sports physical does not replace a well-child exam, but a sports physical can usually be performed as part of a well-child exam.

Not sure? Ask your provider.

If you're not sure what type of exam your child needs, ask your provider. They will be able to make sure your child is up to date with screenings and immunizations.

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Not Established with a Primary Care Provider?

Your child doesn't have to be established with a McFarland provider to get a back to school physical, but there's no better time than now to start a relationship with a primary care provider. When your child has a primary care provider, they get personalized care that helps them get healthy when they're sick, and stay healthy for the long run. If you want to establish with a provider, just let us know when you call to make your appointment.

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