Crossroads Family Medicine School Physicals

July 18, 2016

Crossroads Family Medicine of Mt. Vernon is offering convenient times for parents of students to get school physicals and vaccinations. School physicals are required for students enrolling for the first time or for students who are entering kindergarten, sixth grade, or ninth grade at any Illinois school.

Crossroads Family Medicine of Mt. Vernon will have special office hours on Saturday, August 13, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. It will also have extended hours until 8:00pm on upcoming Thursdays, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11.

“We want to have convenient times for parents to walk-in, with no appointment necessary, and receive their child’s school physical and immunizations. No matter what school district your child is enrolled in, we have the school physical forms and are ready to help,” says Sonya McKinney, Family Nurse Practitioner.

McKinney is also working with Mt. Vernon District 80 to perform physicals at the Registration Fair at the Primary Center on August 4 and 5.

“Parents are getting their children ready for school. They are purchasing school supplies and new outfits, which can be done conveniently in the evening or the weekends. Now they have the same opportunity at Crossroads Family Medicine,” says McKinney.

Crossroads Family Medicine of Mt. Vernon is a part of Crossroads Community Hospital and is located in the medical office building at 209 Crossroads Place, Suite 120. Normal operating hours are listed as 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Parents with questions are asked to call 618.244.6222 for more information.

According to DHS documents: “Enrolling for the first time means that the student has never previously

attended an Illinois school. The child may be coming from another state or country or may have been home schooled. The child would need a physical that was completed within one year prior to the date of entry. A child who was enrolled in an Illinois school, left the state and then returned to Illinois at a later time would only be required to obtain a new physical at the required grade levels, K, 6, 9.”