Southern Westchester Urgent Care, the premier provider of urgent care medicine for the Yonkers region, reminds parents that summer is coming to a close and back to school is just around the corner. Sandra Lee, MD, of Southern Westchester Urgent Care, says now is the time to get school and sports physicals – don’t wait until the last minute. To help parents avoid the back to school rush, Southern Westchester Urgent Care is offering a Back to School Physical and Assessment Special for New York’s mandatory physical health screenings for only $100.00 for parents who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover health screenings.
New York State law requires all students enrolled in a public school system to have periodic physical examinations, including dental exams. And, show proof of adequate immunization against communicable diseases. According to Dr. Lee:
Students may not attend school without acceptable written proof (including dates) of immunizations.
- 3 or more doses of diphtheria toxoid (DPT or DT)
- 3 or more doses of trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)
- Live measles vaccine given after 12 months of age
- Live rubella vaccine given after 12 months of age
- Live mumps vaccine given after 12 months of age
- Second dose of measles vaccine, preferably measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), given at 4-6 years of age
- Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) (prior to enrollment in any prekindergarten program)
- Hepatitis B (3 doses) Mandated for all students Prekindergarten – 12
- Varicella Vaccine mandated for children born on or after January 1, 1998 (entering Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2) and students entering sixth grade
- Tdap (Tetanus diphtheria acellular pertussis) Mandated for all students entering grade 6 -11 or over 11 years of age
- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) for entry into PreK, for children born on or after January 1, 2008
“New York, and the Yonkers region in particular, provide some of the finest education in the nation. I personally urge parents to take the proper steps to make sure their children are ready to go back to school with good health and bright spirits,” concluded Dr. Lee.
Southern Westchester Urgent Care measures its success through patient satisfaction and extraordinary care. Southern Westchester Urgent Care also offers employers professional services for workers compensation, routine exams, and drug testing. Southern Westchester Urgent Care provides a convenient, cost effective alternative to emergency rooms and doctor’s offices from their office at Southern Westchester Urgent Care, 1915-25 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710. For additional information call (914) 793-2273 or visit their website at www.southernwestchester-uc.com.