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Convenient Physicals for Kids at Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

One of the hardest things to do when you are a parent is go without health insurance for your young children so I was very thankful to be invited to see how helpful a Walgreens Healthcare clinic can be for our family.

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic back to school immunizations sign

We moved recently and although we didn’t move to a new city, switching insurance providers meant that my boys’ pediatrician is no longer on our approved provider list. We have been left without a pediatrician during that time but I still wanted to make sure my boys were up to date on their yearly physicals for sports.

When I needed heartburn relief, I noticed signs throughout the store indicating they offered physicals at a discounted price right now.

Now through September 30th, Walgreens Healthcare clinics are offering camp, sports, and annual school physicals for $39.

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic sign shows convenient sports camp or school physical for children

This savings means it is the right time to get my son’s first sports physical. After a fun afternoon activity we headed to our local Walgreens.

If you are a person who does not like to wait in line, the Walgreens Healthcare clinic provides convenient walk-in hours and even show the wait time online. Just check the clinic closest to you to see what the wait time is. If you prefer, an appointment can even be made online.

When we arrived late in the afternoon, we realized all of the available times for the day were already taken. Utilizing the easy computer stations I was able to make an appointment that fit our schedule.

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic check in counter

Walgreens Healthcare clinic hours allow for evening and weekend appointments that fit your life.

When we returned for our appointment time, we signed in and waited for my son’s name to be called.

Tucked into the corner of the store, right next to the pharmacy, is where you find a small waiting room among the pain relievers, antacids, and playground balls. It definitely is quite an odd experience for me to shop before and after my appointment but it does make it easy to have everything all in one place and helps any wait time go by faster.

Height and weight check

The healthcare provider was so nice and sweet with my son. She made sure to go over his complete health history with me and addressed some concerns.

We did not bring any specific paperwork with us but the healthcare provider had the form we needed. After a thorough exam she filled out her paperwork and checked the box “cleared without restriction” for my son’s sports for the upcoming school year. He was just happy to learn no immunizations are required this year.

The exam room was where we were from start to finish, including payment. I appreciate not having to run all over the store or going to different places to take care of the payment.

Afterward, she invited my son to take a survey on the same computer we checked in on and he was so happy to give his feedback on the quality of care we experienced.

If you happen to have a child who needs an immunization update, there is ice cream or a fun new toy to pick out as a reward for their bravery. My boys were happy to simply spend a few minutes looking at toys before we headed out for the rest of our day.

I just love what my husband told me. “Walgreens. Get in. Get Out. Get on with your life.”

Walgreens Healthcare clinic just might be a good option for your family. Be sure to connect with Walgreens on Facebook and Twitter.

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Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her handmade Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

4 thoughts on “Convenient Physicals for Kids at Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

  • August 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm
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    I love what your husband said too! Quick, easy, done. Walgreens is really expanding their services – which is forward thinking. This is really going to be good for some seniors in neighborhoods too!

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    • August 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm
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      Agreed Elizabeth. It is a great service for those who are without a primary care physician and recently moved. Our experience was wonderful.

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  • August 14, 2013 at 4:39 am
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    Is it free if you have insurance? I’m in need of a physical today

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    • August 14, 2013 at 10:06 am
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      Larry, I would recommend asking Walgreens directly if they accept your insurance. On the check in screen at the clinic there was an option for using insurance.

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