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Pediatric Physicals in Lancaster, PA

Pediatric Sports Physical, Driver's Permit, School Physical & Annual Wellness Exams

From participating in sports after school to getting their driver's permit, many milestones in a child's life require them to get a physical exam. Additionally, these exams are an important part of annual well-child visits, which help to ensure they're meeting the physical and mental development milestones for each age. 

At Beittel-Becker Pediatric Associates, our experienced team of board-certified pediatricians provides comprehensive physical exams for children of all ages, so you can stay on top of your child's health and wellness.

We offer various pediatric physical exams tailored to your child's specific needs, including:

  • Annual physicals: Regular check-ups designed to monitor your child's growth and development, discuss any concerns, and provide age-appropriate vaccinations.
  • School physicals: Exams required by schools to ensure your child is healthy and up-to-date with their vaccinations before attending classes.
  • Sports physicals: Exams focused on evaluating your child's fitness and readiness to participate in sports or other physical activities.
  • Driver's permit physicals: Required by the state of Pennsylvania for teens to apply for a driver's permit.

No matter what kind of physical exam your child needs, our experienced team is here to help. We are committed to providing comprehensive care for your child so you can be sure they're in good health and ready to take on the next milestone. Schedule your child's physical today at Beittel-Becker Pediatric Associates and get them the care they deserve.

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What to Expect During a Pediatric Physical Exam

A pediatric physical exam is a thorough assessment of your child's health, growth, and development. These exams allow our experienced pediatricians to identify any potential health issues, provide essential vaccinations, and ensure that they are healthy enough to participate in sports and other physical activities. During these exams, our pediatricians will:

  • Measure your child's height, weight, and vital signs.
  • Evaluate their vision and hearing.
  • Examine their body systems, including the heart, lungs, abdomen, and skin.
  • Assess their growth and development milestones.
  • Discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your child's health.
  • Administer necessary vaccinations.
  • Provide guidance on nutrition, exercise, and overall wellness.

At Beittel-Becker Pediatric Associates, our compassionate team is here to make your child's experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing your family soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need a physical?

Starting at 3 years old, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have an annual exam every year. In other words, if your child hasn't had a physical within the last year, it's time to book an appointment. 

Additionally, your child may also need a physical for school, sports, camp, or other activities. Make sure to check with the organization in question to find out if a physical exam is required for participation.

How Does Insurance handle Sports & Driver's Permit physicals. 

Every insurance plan handles these physicals differently. They may pay for the the physical, they may process the allowed amount toward the patients deductible, or they will deny the claim due to "not being a covered plan benefit." If your insurance denies the visit due to "not being a covered benefit," we will adjust the cost down to the self-pay rate. 


The self-pay cost for a sports physical is $45.00. We will bill the insurance and accept the allowed amount, but if the insurance denies the claim or sends to patient deductible, we will adjust to $45.00.


If the driver's permit physical is completed at the same time as the child's well-check, we will complete the driver's permit physical at no cost. We will bill the insurance and accept the allowed amount, but if the insurance denies the claim or sends to patient deductible, we will adjust to $0.00 If the drive'r permit form is brought back to be completed at a later date, there will be a $10.00 form fee.

In the scenario where a patient's last well exam was more than 6 months prior to their 16th birthday and they are not yet due for their next well-exam, but they wish to have their driver's permit form completed, we must perform a mini-phyiscal. The self-pay cost is $45.00. We will bill the insurance and accept the allowed amount, but if the insurance denies the claim or sends to patient deductible, we will adjust to $45.00.

My child needs a SPORTS physical to participate in an activity, but they already had their well exam this year. What should I do?

If your child has visited us for their annual pediatric examination within the past year, a sports physical is still required to be performed to participate in a sport. Additionally, a sports physical must be performed after May 1st to be eligible for the upcoming school year.

Once we have performed the sports physical, if your child plays multiple sports, we will be happy to fill out the required forms for you at no cost. Please allow 5-7 business days for providers to complete the form, so plan accordingly. If you need it expedited (Next business day by 5pm) the cost is $25.00. NO SAME DAY SERVICE.

Will my child receive vaccinations during their physical exam?

Vaccinations are typically administered during well-child visits per the recommended vaccination schedule. Your pediatrician will discuss which vaccinations are due based on your child's age and immunization history, ensuring that your child remains up-to-date with their vaccinations and protected against preventable diseases. Additionally, your child's daycare center or school may require certain vaccinations to be up-to-date.

What happens if my child's pediatrician identifies a health issue during the physical exam?

If you wish to have additional problems addressed or your child's pediatrician identifies any potential health issues during the physical exam, they will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the needs of your child. This may include further testing, medication, or referrals to specialists as needed, and may incur a copay and additional charges for an office visit.
(See Same Day Preventative and Acute Visits section of our Financial Policy).

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