Gretna Medical Center
315 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Gretna Medical Center can perform school physicals, pre-employment work physicals, camp physical, sports physical, DOT physicals, and coast guard physicals. We have been practicing medicine in the Westbank area near New Orleans for over 20 years. Below are the type of physicals we can do and why they are important. Our clinic is located only 10 minutes from downtown New Orleans.
What is the cost of a school sports physical?
- Our school sports physical is $50 dollars, no insurance needed.
Types of Physicals
School physicals enable pediatricians to observe the changes in the body of the child. Pediatricians can follow keenly on developmental milestones and the vaccination plan. A follow-up on the developmental milestones allows for the detection of anything abnormal in the development of the child. This ensures a happy upbringing of your child.
Your child might need to have a sports physical exam done before joining a sports team. We may want to observe them for physical fitness. The physicals are done to ensure that your child is not endangered or at risk when participating in a sport events.
In many work organizations, management requires their employees to pass a work physical examination in order to begin or continue working. Pre-employment exams may also include health inquiries including drug and alcohol tests and mental health assessments.
The department of transportation requires individuals that operate a commercial vehicle get evaluated by a physican. The goal is to make sure that the people who operate large motor vhicles are physical, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate such large equipment on public roads.
Coast Guard Physical or Merchant Mariner Physical
Those seeking to work on a vessel are required to have a physical exam completed by a physician. This merchant mariner physical is to ensure the person working or operating on a cargo ship can safely operate a vessel. The medical certificate once completed must be carried with you anywhere you work as a merchant mariner.