Sports Physicals & Concussions
Our providers will help ensure that your student-athlete is medically and physically able to participate in all the planned activities for school, sports and camp.
- Review your child’s medical history
- Thoroughly examine your child
- Complete the required participation form
- Recommend needed vaccines
A pre-participation physical examination determines whether an athlete is physically fit to participate in a certain sport. For children and teens, these exams are often required. Even if a school doesn’t technically require students to get a sports physical before starting the season, doctors highly recommend that every student athlete get one.
At After Hour Pediatrics, our team will do a comprehensive physical exam and give your child the green light to participate in the sport they love. They can also give helpful tools for keeping your child safe and identifying any health conditions they may have early on.
- Identify conditions that could limit your child’s participation in sports, such as asthma, a sprain or minor fracture, dislocated elbow or irregular heartbeat
- Provide treatment options that can interfere with sports participation, such as prescribing a different type of inhaler for a young athlete with asthma
- Identify conditions that need a long-term treatment plan, such as eating disorders or certain lung conditions
- Identify and rehabilitate previous injuries to the musculoskeletal system, as these injuries are strong predictors of future sports injuries
- Discuss other health issues with your child or teen, such as healthy eating habits or avoiding drugs and alcohol
If your insurance covers comprehensive physical exams, we will bill the services to your insurance provider. Some HMOs and Insurers will only cover the exam with your primary care provider or annually. Please check ahead. If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover sports physicals, we have a self-pay rate of $225.
Someone with a concussion might be knocked out (this is called a loss of consciousness). They may have:
A: Yes. We recommend visiting a physician for any serious head injury, especially if your child has any of the symptoms listed above.
A: Yes, we can order one through nearby Mills Peninsula Hospital Radiology Department. We try to avoid them due to radiation concerns but order them when needed.
We are a family-friendly children’s urgent care and minor emergency center in downtown San Mateo
For over 20 years, we have provided pediatric urgent medical care to babies, children and young adults from San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno, San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood City, and Foster City. The clinic is staffed by Board Certified pediatricians, is easy to find, and has parking right outside the door.
Our clinic is open for Urgent Care after hours when your child’s doctor is often unavailable. Just walk in or make an appointment!
Questions & Answers
A: We treat Urgent Care patients from birth to age 26. We test all ages for COVID. If we are very busy, we give younger children priority and may ask the young adult to be seen in Adult Urgent Care.
A: You should come to After Hour Pediatrics if your child requires urgent care when your pediatrician or primary care physician’s office is closed. We are a convenient and affordable alternative to the Emergency Room. If the injury or illness is life-threatening, you should go to the nearest hospital.
We are open 365 days a year, Monday-Friday 5pm -10pm and Weekends/Holidays 10am-10pm.
If you are in doubt about whether to come and visit us please call us at 650-579-6581
A: The typical visit requires 30 -60 minutes depending on the services you need. If you need lab tests, breathing treatments or a procedure performed, you may be in the office for longer. During surge of illnesses or patients with emergencies, wait times can be longer.
A: COVID-19 Testing is by appointment only.
For Urgent Care, you can “Save a Spot” or drop in. We see walk in patients in the order that they arrive with exceptions for critically ill children or those at high-risk. We do our best to see “Saved Spots” on time, and always leave openings for walk in patients.
- We believe sick or injured children should be seen by a pediatrician. Other urgent care facilities may have pediatric rooms or areas designated for children, but they are not staffed with clinicians who have specialized training in pediatrics.
- We are ideally located in downtown San Mateo, 10 minutes from San Francisco airport.
- We offer free parking right outside our front door.
- We are child friendly, caring, compassionate and gentle.
- We will work with your child’s primary physician, informing them about your visit and ensuring they are fully briefed about your child’s medical situation as soon as possible.
- We are independently run so you can talk to us about financial pressures. We might be able to help.