FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital conducts its annual back-to-school physical rodeos July 12 and 26, and Aug. 9 and 23.
Healthcare providers from the Pediatric and Family Medicine clinics will administer school physicals, update immunizations, and authorize medication forms in preparation for the upcoming school year. Parents can also bring their children in for school-sponsored or youth leagues that require a sports physical.
“The rodeos are meant to capture as many of our patients as possible,” said Navy Lt. Robyn White, pediatrics clinical nurse officer-in-charge. “We are solely dedicating four days during this busy season as parents prepare for school and camp.”
Patients will rotate through five stations: check-in, forms review, vision screening, height/weight, and provider assessment.
“This will be very helpful to Families as they will be seen at one time rather than making several different appointments on different days or times,” said Air Force Capt. Jena Campbell, Alpha Element Leader for the Family Medicine Clinic.
These events will also include a Health Promotion Fair July 26 and Aug. 23 in the Pediatrics Clinics that will feature Nutrition Care, Behavioral Health, Vaccine Health, and Exceptional Family Member Program.
The back-to-school physical rodeos are for school-age children only. No well-baby visits will be done during this time. Parents should bring completed physical forms and immunization records.
To schedule an appoint for the back-to-school physical rodeos, and the child’s primary care manager is in the Belvoir hospital Family Medicine Clinic, call (571) 231-1959. If the child’s PCM is in the Pediatric Clinic, call (571) 231-1015.
By dedicating four days during this prime season, the hospital is putting patients and Families first while safely ensuring everyone is ready for the upcoming school year, according to rodeo organizers.
Kristin Ellis/Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Public Affairs Office