Before your child goes back to school, or may play a sport, you may need to take them for a school physical. This is done by a certified health care professional. This assessment is designed to determine whether your child is healthy enough to attend school or play in a sport. A school physical may include discussion about previous surgeries or hospitalizations, past injuries, illnesses in family members to name a few. You will also be asked about current and past medications. Making sure you answer these questions honestly and carefully is crucial, as this physical is a precautionary measure for a school to ensure your child is healthy and doesn’t need special precautions or monitoring. It is important that your child be a part of this process so that they will have an understanding of their medical information as well.