The Victor Health Center will host Well Child Checks for area middle and high school students, where providers will complete their sports physical requirements. Grinnell Regional Medical Center and its Victor clinic will donate $20 to the school of the student’s choice from physicals during the summer months –July and August.
In 2011, Victor Health Center donated $1,400 to the HLV, BGM and Williamsburg school districts for student activities from the fees collected during the summer sports physical program.
Well child exams include checking immunizations, nutrition counseling, and preventive care in addition to meeting the purpose of a school sports physical – to make sure student athletes are physically ready to play their game. This is also a good opportunity for the physician or nurse practitioner to speak with healthy students about issues such as nutrition, wellness, and avoiding drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
Wendi Beck, PA-C, and Roy Doorenbos, MD, will provide this service in the clinic. They both emphasize the value in having students become familiar with their primary care providers so young adults build a relationship and trust with their healthcare team.
Physicals will be filed with insurance if applicable. Students with insurance should provide their insurance card and make a co-payment as required by their insurance provider. A cash discount is available for those without insurance. The donation is limited to middle school and high school students only.
To make an appointment for a student physical, call the Victor Health Center at 319-647-7511. The Victor Health Center is located at 709 Second St., Victor. It is an affiliated clinic of Grinnell Regional Medical Center.