Camp and Sports Physicals

Ensure Your Child is Fit for Sports or Summer Camp

DSC_0359Each year, children across the St. Louis area participate in sports and camps. Many if not all of these activities require physician authorization prior to the child participating in the activity. Jefferson Pediatrics physicians will complete authorizations for children to participate in the activities if the child was seen within the last 12 months and is fit to participate. A well visit will be required to complete the authorization, and Jefferson Pediatrics encourages that routine well visit are scheduled on an annual basis.

Please keep in mind that at Jefferson Pediatrics, we do not just do the minimum regarding these authorizations. The intention of the process is to certify that the child is ready for sports or camp. Topics such as the potential impact of alcohol and drugs on children may also be covered. Physicians can act as guides for your children, and this is a prime opportunity to help steer children in the right direction.