Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Pediatrics and Schofield Family Practice clinics at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, here, has increased the number of appointments available during regular business hours for school physicals.
Appointments are always in demand at this time of year; however, if you can’t get your child an appointment before school starts on July 30, you have options.
Not everyone needs a school physical. Children who are attending the same school as last year, don’t need an updated school physical form.
If your child has had a “well visit” within 12 months of school starting at either the Pediatrics or Family Practice clinic, you can drop off the school form (Form 14) and either clinic can fill it out without an appointment.
If your child does need a physical, the Hawaii Department of Education requires that immunizations and a PPD skin test — used to diagnose tuberculosis — be done before school starts. However, you don’t need to have the physical itself done by July 30. You can walk into your assigned clinic, get the shots needed, and get a slip from the clinic with your child’s appointment date and time.
As long as the physical is within 30 days of the start of school, this appointment is acceptable.