Physical Examinations

The purpose of a physical exam is prevention. Total Access Urgent Care makes getting an annual physical or wellness exam easy. Instead of waiting for an appointment with a primary care physician or family doctor, Total Access can get you in-and-out in less than an hour, no appointment needed. Simply walk-in to any Total Access Urgent Care, open weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

What are some common types of physicals?

  • Adult physical
  • Wellness exam
  • School physical
  • Sports physical
  • Camp physical
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physical
  • College physical
  • Pre-employment physical
  • Occupational physical

What Is a Physical Exam?

A physical exam is often called an annual exam, wellness exam, or annual physical. Physicals prevent serious health problems and include an evaluation by a medical professional, a consultation about any health concerns, and specialized testing, if necessary. If medical concerns arise, there may be a need for additional care including bloodwork, a chemistry panel, diagnostic imaging, or urinalysis. Physicals assure patients that there are no underlying health problems to worry about. A physician will tailor the exam to every patient’s unique health history, medical needs, and exam findings.

A Total Access medical provider will begin the exam with a physical assessment. This includes an evaluation of the:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Reflexes
  • Abdomen
  • Skin and nails
  • Vital signs (pulse, heart rate, respiration, temperature)
  • Height and weight

Depending on the type of physical exam it could also include:

  • Diagnostic Testing: EKG, Vision Test, Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Bloodwork: Cholesterol, Liver panel, and Lipid panel
  • Health History: The physician will review past health history and current medications
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

School, Sports & Camp Physicals

For kids and teens, physicals are often required for participation in school, sports, and camp. Screening for pre-existing injuries, illnesses, and other health conditions is important preventative care. Physicals not only satisfy prerequisites for participation but also act as a safety precaution. If there is a medical condition that causes a predisposition to injuries or susceptibility to illness, it should be treated immediately. To protect the health of athletes, students, and campers, Total Access provides convenient physical exams 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Need a Physical Examination Before Enrolling In School?

Most schools require documentation of a physical examination and updated vaccinations to avoid contagious illnesses that can spread swiftly. This process ensures that a student can safely participate in physical education, school sports, and extracurricular activities. Total Access Urgent care makes it easy to check a physical exam off the “back to school” list. We are open 365 days a year, weekends, or weekdays. No appointments necessary.

Come In for a Sports Exam Today!

Total Access Urgent Care offers convenient and affordable sports physicals every day of the week, without an appointment. During the exam, an evaluation of height and weight, musculoskeletal health and range of motion, visual acuity, and vital signs will be performed. TAUC provides a general physical form but sports teams often also provide a physical form with specific requirements for the physical. Just walk-in to any Total Access Urgent care location for a comprehensive sports physical exam.