By Jeanine Mezei | U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Carson Public Affairs Office
FORT CARSON, Colo. — Evans Army Community Hospital will host the Annual School Physical Event July 27, 2019, for children ages 4-18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Iron Horse Family Medicine Clinic.
The Saturday event is intended to be a quick, convenient way for Families to receive their child’s physical, which is valid for one year. Most appointments last an average of 5-10 minutes with a medical provider. Appointments are scheduled for an individual child and parents or guardians will need to book one for each child in a Family.
If a child is enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program or has a high-needs condition, an appointment with the primary care provider is recommended to complete the exam. This ensures the correct information and care plan is disseminated to the school.
If a child is due for shots, they will also be able to receive immunizations during their visit to the event. Parents or guardians need to bring a complete vaccination record, the sponsor’s DOD identification card or a power of attorney along with DOD ID cards for children age 10 or older.
With a large number of school districts in the Colorado Springs community, along with those spanning from Fountain to Monument, it is imperative to confirm specific requirements prior to the appointment due to varying guidelines. If a child’s school requires a specific physical form, it will need to be provided at the appointment.
To book an appointment, call the Access to Care Line at 524-2273 (CARE) or 526-2273.
Appointments can be made year-round for a sports or school physical. In the event an appointment is not available in a beneficiary’s assigned clinic, be sure to ask if another clinic is available.