Dragonfly Health providers will review your child’s medical history, conduct an exam and recommend additional tests and diagnosis if needed. Following the session, your Dragonfly Health provider will complete the required medical forms indicating your child’s health as needed, for you to give to the camp organizer.
Also called pre-participation physicals, camp physical examinations are an essential part of registering children for camps. Organizers typically require an evaluation for campers to participate, with regulations varying by state. A camp physical helps to assure that your child is healthy and physically prepared to participate in all the activities offered at camps like hiking, swimming, canoeing, etc. Before registering, check with the administrators about specific eligibility requirements. The goal is to help reduce the risk of potential injury to kids while away from home.
Insurance is not accepted for physicals at Dragonfly Health and payment is due at the time of visit.
Bring any required forms including a completed health and immunization history.
Our practitioners can only verify immunizations administered at our offices or with appropriate documentation.
A camp physical should not replace an annual wellness physical.
Although your child may be completely healthy, a day camp, Scout camp, overnight camp, or summer camp organization may require them to undergo a physical before arriving at camp. Although this obligation may seem inconvenient and unnecessary for a healthy child, it protects the camper, other attendees, and staff from avoidable illness, injury, and life-threatening situations. In addition to meeting the camp registration requirements, there are additional benefits to conducting a camp physical before participation:
This screening will identify those potential health concerns, so they are not made worse or cause any undue pain, injury, or re-injury.