Back-to-school sports physicals and immunizations available at Center for Healthy Living
August 6, 2015
The Center for Healthy Living is available for back-to-school needs, including sports physicals and immunizations.
Sports physicals continue to be available for just $30 for dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. Although sports physicals are not covered under the Purdue medical plans, faculty and staff can use their PayFlex debit cards to pay for the sports physical from their health savings account (HSA) or health care flexible spending account (FSA).
Call 49-40111 to make an appointment. Be sure to take the required IHSAA form to the appointment. If the sports physical will be the child's first visit to the center, it is recommended to fill out the patient intake form in advance and bring it to the appointment to help save time.
Also, back-to-school time is a great time to think about childhood immunizations. Immunizations are considered preventive care if included as part of a well-child check and are at no charge for those covered on any Purdue medical plan.
For patient visits not considered a well-child check, the visit is billed as an office visit at either $10 for dependents covered on the Purdue Health Plan and J-1 Visa Plan or $40 for those covered on Purdue Health Plan Plus HSA 1 and Purdue Health Plan Plus HSA 2.
“Children entering kindergarten, sixth grade or 12th grade all have mandatory shots that need to be given,” says Dr. Carolyn Cooper, medical director at the Center for Healthy Living. “Immunizing children is important as many devastating diseases can be prevented by a simple shot.”
According to Cooper, it sometimes seems like these diseases don’t exist anymore because they’re not seen that often. However, that’s not the case.
“It’s not that the diseases don’t exist. It’s that we’ve done that good of a job immunizing the population,” Cooper says. “Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security that your children can’t get these diseases. Immunize today.”
The center is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lab hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For assistance after hours or on weekends, contact the Anthem nurse line at 888-279-5449 for assistance.