My DD earned a free summer camp through Girl Scouts and GS requires a health exam. I called her insurance and they have a "Healthy Check" service for $25 that covers everything GS requires and then some. What are the following services in a regular doctor's office? How are they performed? (Particularly the purple ones.) Would you accept all or refuse some for your children? Why?
$25 Basic Screening (for children ages 7-17 and adults 18 and over) includes
- blood pressure
- height and weight
- pulse and resting heart rate
- listen to heart and lungs with a stethoscope
- check lymph nodes, thyroid and abdomen for abnormalities
- observe ears and oral cavity
- body mass index (BMI)
- skin cancer evaluation and education
- Tetanus and Diphtheria booster
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
- flu shot*
*Flu shot included if the flu vaccine is in season, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and vaccine availability.
For Children only
a hemoglobin fingerstick screening, vision acuity and hearing test, musculoskeletal assessment, and may also include Measles-Mumps-Rubella booster, Polio booster (IPV).
We have not visited a regular doctor in several years, so I am not sure how these will be performed. I'm not doing this for health reasons...only to fulfill the camp requirements and this was the cheapest I could find. The person I called to make the appt said I can refuse anything I don't want for my DD. She's 10, so the appt scheduler thinks they won't even mention immunizations. I want to be prepared either way. Plus, if I am having to pay for this "screening", is there any good information to be gained?