Tips for Saving On Your Child's Back-to-School Physical

Posted on 08/05/2014

Your kid may seem like the picture of health, but an annual physical is still a good idea. According to health professionals this yearly checkup can pick up on things like scoliosis, heart murmurs or other silent diseases that even the most attentive parent won't notice. But if your insurance doesn't cover the cost of this well visit here are ways to save on your child's back-to-school health exam.

Walgreens $10 Off Coupon
Some clinics at retailers like Walgreens offer back-to-school and sports physicals. From now until September 7 parents can save $10 on a sports, camp or school physical at Walgreens when they present a coupon at the time of service. Print out the coupon at

RediClinic Facebook Discount
If there is a RediClinic near you they offer low-cost back-to-school physicals. Like their Facebook page to receive a $10 discount. That brings the price of a back-to-school teen health package down to just $49 which includes a physical, acne consultation and an immunization review.

CVS Sale
To mark the back-to-school season CVS is offering a discount on camp and sports physicals. Regularly $59 you can now take your child in to a MinuteClinic to receive a physical for just $39. The offer expires at the end of September.

Grocery Stores
Many grocery stores have pharmacies that offer back-to-school physicals at a discounted price. Check with your favorite grocery store and find out if they offer a special price this time of year.

Free Services for Uninsured or Low Income
Many states offer free physical exams for low-income residents or those who are uninsured. Check with the Department of Health in your area to find out if you qualify. Typically the clinics are operated by volunteer doctors and medical professionals.

Be Consistent
You'll spend less money on annual physicals for your child if you schedule them at the start of the school year each year rather than waiting until the season for the sport they want to play. Physicals are cheaper during the back-to-school season and they're valid for an entire year.

By Alison Storm

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