Preparing for the first class is not only buying a backpack and school uniform. Without a medical certificate of a certain form, children are not taken to the first class of children. Perhaps our experience will be useful for parents of future first graders.
Their list is almost the same as those whose examinations were required for kindergarten. These are the main specialized specialists: oculist, ENT, dentist, neuropathologist, surgeon. True, for the kindergarten, a pediatric gynecologist was also required to be examined, but now it was not on the list.
For an hour we managed to get around all the doctors, except the dentist. All of them are with us in the same clinic, reception does not require pre-registration. The inspection procedure is standard, questions about complaints. Instead of a district dentist, we visited my girlfriend, to whom my daughter always goes with pleasure.
The commission we went through with my girlfriend and her son. We have different areas, and our pediatrician, as usual, turned out to be more meticulous, and also sent us to the cardiogram. A doctor from another site said it was optional.
Well, never in life have we made ECG daughters, there is no queue, no recording is needed, why not do it? After that, we visited a cardiologist, who sent her daughter to an ultrasound of the heart, because, again, he never did.
Again, their list is standard – complete blood count, urine, feces, scraping for enterobiosis. The problem in this case is that we have to pass everything at the same time, which is difficult for me personally. In addition, I decided that once I go to the laboratory, I need to do this with maximum efficiency, and also donate blood for liver and kidney tests.
At six, we have two revaccinations on the calendar — DTP and PDA. Unfortunately, the first vaccine is not available yet, so the school receives a certificate without it.
Also in the certificate for the school, the pediatrician records general information about the child: height, weight, availability of dispensary registration and exemption from physical education. The duties of the pediatrician doctor also include Rufier’s test — a stress set designed to assess the performance of the heart during physical exertion.
There is nothing difficult in this – just measuring the pulse before and after physical exertion (a certain number of diseases).
Despite the fact that we passed all the doctors back in March, the certificate is still not ready, because our daughters have only recently turned six years old, and the revaccination of the CCP and DTP can be done only after reaching the age of six and not a day earlier.
In principle, nothing complicated. If all the doctors are in place, then one day is enough to issue a certificate for the school. I know that some parents prefer to pay a certain amount to the pediatrician for the fact that the doctor himself will bypass his colleagues, collect all the records, and even record the results of the tests. I do not like this approach, because while our medicine is free, you should not miss the opportunity to once again check the health of the child.
Is a physical required for your school? Is it different from ours?