Physicals offered in Glendale, CA

Regular, comprehensive physicals ensure you’re healthy and living a high-quality life. At San Feliz Urgent Care, the experienced medical team provides annual physicals for adults and children to identify underlying health issues in the earliest stages. Providers also use on-site lab services to assess overall wellness and screen for chronic disease. In addition to yearly physicals, the team specializes in sports physicals to confirm you can safely participate in your favorite sport or activity. Call the Glendale, California, office to schedule a physical for yourself or your family, or book an appointment online today. 

What are physicals?

Physicals are an essential part of a preventive health care plan. These exams can identify early warning signs of illness or disease before you experience symptoms or complications.

San Feliz Urgent Care offers comprehensive physicals for adults and children, including annual physicals as part of a routine wellness exam and sports physicals that meet the requirements of schools and sports organizations.

When should I schedule a physical?

Annual physicals are important for the whole family. You should schedule a yearly physical for yourself and your children, even if you feel well and aren’t aware of any health issues.

The purpose of an annual physical is to identify early signs of disease. San Feliz Urgent Care provides physicals to ensure your body is functioning optimally and you have the resources to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.

You should schedule a sports physical before you or your child starts a new sport or sports season. Sports physicals confirm you’re healthy enough to participate and able to engage in the movements your sport requires.

Many organizations require proof of a sports physical as part of the registration process. Regardless, San Feliz Urgent Care recommends you get a physical exam for your own peace of mind before playing football, soccer, or another sport.

What happens during a physical?

During your annual San Feliz Urgent Care physical, your medical provider reviews your personal and family medical histories, lifestyle, and diet. They also discuss changes in your health since your last physical and any symptoms or health concerns you have.

Your provider assesses your physical health during a comprehensive exam. They note details about your health, including:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Heart rate
  • Lung function
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Muscle strength
  • Joint flexibility

The team completes the same assessments during a sports physical. They may order bloodwork and other diagnostic tests to identify underlying health issues like asthma that can interfere with sports participation.

During a sports physical, the team can also recommend warmup exercises and other strategies to enhance your sports performance and lower your risk of injuries.

Physicals are also a great time to update the immunizations that protect against contagious diseases like pneumonia, measles, and the seasonal flu.

Call San Feliz Urgent Care to schedule physicals for yourself or your family, or book an appointment online today.