Summer Camp Health and Safety

June 8, 2011 10:14:37 AM PDT
Parents will soon be sending their children off to summer camp.

When summer camp roles around so does camp physicals. Parents don't have to wait until last minute to make an appointment with their doctor. Minute Clinics, located in CVS pharmacies, is one option that offers a way to complete your child's camp physical. Nurse Practitioner, Erin Buckley also offer tips on what to pack in a child's backpack to eliminate problems, stay comfortable and protected from the elements while at camp.


Required by most camps; so if your child hasn't received one this year, you should check about the camp's requirements

Even if it's not required, it's a good idea to make sure your child is healthy and able to safely participate in camp activities

Camp physicals include height & weight measurement, review of child's medical history, review of immunizations to make sure they are up-to-date, simple physical exam, educational tips for health & safety

Camp physicals provided by MinuteClinics and medical offices. MC physicals 7 days a week; no appointment needed; at 24 MinuteClinic medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Chicagoland

Important to know: Camp physicals are NOT covered by insurance like a regular physical; $39 currently at MinuteClinic; with additional $5 discount for groups and teams that register with us on online

Buckley's suggestions for what to carry in the backpack:
CVS Fast Cover Sport Sunscreen SPF 30- $8.49
CVS Aloe Lip Balm with Sunscreen- $1.99
Off Active Bug Spray (w/Deet)- $5.99
After Bite Anti-Itch Wipes- $4.89
CVS Flexible Band-Aids- $4.69
CVS Hand Sanitizer- $1.19

Load Comments