Xpress Urgent Care provides various physicals such as Annual physical exams, School Physicals, Sports Physicals, Camp Physicals, Pre-employment Medical Assessment, Immigration and DOT physical exams.
In the sports medicine field, Sport Physicals are known as a pre-participation physical examination (PPE). The exam helps determine whether it’s safe for you to participate in a particular sport. Most states actually require that kids and teens have a sports physical before they can start a new sport or begin a new competitive season. But even if a PPE isn’t required, doctors still highly recommend getting one.
Our sport physicals include:
- complete exam by physician or nurse practitioner
Our school physicals include vision, vitals, height, weight, hearing, complete exam by physician or nurse practitioner.
The Florida Department of Health provides requirements for school entry examinations, immunizations, and school health programs. Other requirements for school entry can be found through the Florida Department of Education or the local school district.
School Entry Health Examination
Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months. The exam record should be taken to the child’s school upon enrollment.
DOT Physical Exams
Xpress Walkin Urgent Care is one of the experienced and fast DOT Physical Locations in Port St. Lucie West, Boynton Beach, Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach. It is mandated by federal guidelines that all commercial drivers pass the Department of Transportation health exam (DOT Physical). The goal of this test is to check whether an applicant is fit enough to drive safely now and in the near future. Successfully passing the exam usually means you only have to take the exam in 24 months time, unless you have some health problem which could become worse in the future, in which case the you’ll have to take the exam sooner.
The basic requirements for passing DOT Physical Exams:
- With or without vision corrections, each eye, as well as both eyes combined, need to have 20/40 vision.
- Ability to distinguish color is necessary.
- Hearing needs to be good enough to notice a forced whisper at a minimum distance of 5 feet.
- Your blood pressure has to be lower than 160/100. Prescription medication may be used to control blood pressure.
- Cannot have diabetes that requires insulin injections; diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted.
- Blood sugar may not be higher than 200.
- No use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any habit forming drug is permitted.
Annual physical exam:
At your annual physical exam appointment, this is your chance to mention any complaints or concerns about your health. Your doctor will likely quiz you about lifestyle behaviors like smoking, excessive alcohol use, sexual health, diet, and exercise. The doctor will also check on your vaccination status and update your personal and family medical history.
Your vital signs will also be checked by your doctor:
- Blood pressure: Less than 120 over 80 is a normal blood pressure. Doctors define high blood pressure (hypertension) as 140 over 90 or higher.
- Heart rate: Values between 60 and 100 are considered normal. Many healthy people have heartrates slower than 60, however.
- Respiration rate: From 12 to 16 breaths per minute is normal for a healthy adult. Breathing more than 20 times per minute can suggest heart or lung problems.
- Temperature: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average, but healthy people can have resting temperatures slightly higher or lower.
Xpress Urgent Care offers immigration physicals, which include completion of the USCIS Form I-693 and all associated tests and vaccines. Dr. Jomarie Rivera is a licensed US Civil Surgeon and is authorized by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to conduct Immigration Physicals for the Department of Homeland Security.
The cost of this Immigration Physical starts at $200.00.
You will be administered any vaccinations that you are lacking, based on a list of required vaccinations. If you require additional laboratory tests, a chest x-ray (if your PPD is positive), additional vaccines, or blood draw to confirm titers for previous vaccinations will incur additional charges. This will be discussed during your initial visit.
Everything for the exam will be completed in our office. Please schedule an appointment either by calling us at (772) 905-2560 or you can schedule the appointment on line.