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NSU Health Care Centers Offer Low-Cost Back-to-School Physicals

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Nova Southeastern University’s Health Care Centers will offer parents and schoolchildren an opportunity beginning on Saturday, Aug. 9, to get their required physicals at a low cost before school starts.

The centers will offer Back-to-School physicals at a flat fee of $25, which will include a medical checkup, eye exam, dental exam, and much more. This fee is a small fraction of what parents would normally have to pay for such quality preventative health care.

The physicals will begin on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at NSU’s Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center, located at the corner of University Drive and SW 30th Street.

Children must be there on Saturday in order to receive the full components of medical, dental, optometry, etc., but medical physicals will be available throughout August.

Children from pre-school through the 12th grade will receive screenings from all medical disciplines, including dental, optometry, speech and audiology, and physical and occupational therapy, in order to ensure that their minds and bodies are ready for the upcoming school year.

In addition to the $25 physicals, immunizations will be offered for an additional $15. Parents and guardians are required to bring current immunization records for their children and appointments are required. Parents are also required to pay out-of-pocket because health insurance will not be accepted as payment.

Routine physicals allow pediatricians to assess children’s growth and development; check weight, blood pressure. The annual visit is also a good time to update immunizations. Most children receive their basic immunizations before age two, but tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), diphtheria, polio, chicken pox, meningococcus, whooping cough all require booster shots in later years.

“Many illnesses that can develop into chronic diseases can be detected and prevented by having regular, early childhood health screenings,” said Edward Packer, D.O., FAAP, FACOP, Chairman of Pediatrics at NSU. “The annual physical is an opportunity to optimize well being and health practices in order for a child to have a successful school year.”

To schedule an appointment for your child’s back-to-school physical, please call (954) NSU-CARE or (954) 678-2273. 

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354 Office, 954-830-4177 Cell, kennma@nova.edu