By Neil Doyle
School is right around the corner and many parents may be wondering about back to school physicals.
If kids are participating in sports, a yearly physical is required. When it comes to regular check-up requirements, that varies at each school.
“The best way to find out if children need physicals on a year-to-year basis is to call the specific school to find out,” said OSF St. James Wellness Coordinator Matt Janus.
Janus said preventative health is important, so having kids get a yearly physical is a great option.
He added that parents should also make sure vaccinations are up to date before school gets underway.