Parents of High School Athletes
If your child will play a sport in high school he or she will need to submit a medical clearance form to the school before being allowed to participate. For winter sports (football, cross country, water polo and women’s golf, tennis and volleyball) this form is due soon.
We will complete the medical clearance form for any patient of ours who has had a Well Visit within the last 12 months. If your child hasn’t had such a visit in the last year please call our office to schedule one as soon as possible (925-838-6511). The Affordable Care Act mandates that health insurance plans cover one Well Visit per year for children. This means such visits have little or no co-payment for the family.
In addition to fulfilling the criteria to complete the medical clearance form a Well Visit will allow your child’s pediatrician to review his/her immunization status and address appropriate aspects of their physical and mental health development. Regular visits with their pediatrician enables your adolescent to gradually assume greater responsibility for their health and health care – an important and necessary skill as they prepare for life after high school.