Make Sure Your Kids Are Healthy And Safe This Summer! #HealthyCampers @MinuteClinic #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Minute Clinic and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

    Now that the month of June has begun, my sons are looking forward to finishing school and starting their summer vacation.  This will be an important time for them to enjoy the warm weather and to spend quality family time together.  I also realize, however, that it is crucial that I make sure they are healthy and safe during these months as they prepare to engage in physical and outdoor activities.

    Some kids will be attending day camp or sleep away camp and it’s important that they be deemed physically fit to participate in all camp activities.  Our boys love to play sports so they will be playing basketball and enjoying the outdoors.  Even if your child’s camp or sports team doesn’t require it, it is important to make sure that your kids are healthy enough to take part.

Enjoying outdoor play now that the warm weather is upon us.

    MinuteClinic is offering camp and sports physicals for just $39 for a limited time.  This means that you will be saving $20 and you won’t even need an appointment.  Whether your schedule permits you to come on evenings or weekends, they are available to get your child ready for all their summer activities every day.  Here are some tips to help your child enjoy a safe and happy summer:

  • Make sure your child always wears a helmet when riding a bicycle or scooter.
  • Never leave children unattended around any body of water including pools, bathtubs, or beaches.
  • Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 and apply to your child 20 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Do not allow your children to play near or around the grill.
  • Use insect repellent sparingly on older children and never on infants. Wash off the repellent as soon as your child comes indoors and avoid it getting anywhere near his or her face.

    For more information about how you can keep your kids happy and healthy this Summer, make sure you visit the Minute Clinic website.  Their quick and easy physical will prepare you or your child for camps of all kinds as well as sports activities.  It’s one less thing for you to worry about so you can focus on having some fun in the sun with your family.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your tips for keeping kids healthy during the Summer?

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Minute Clinic and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Robin Rue says

    With us it’s bug spray, bug spray, bug spray. We live in a high mosquito area and there is always West Nile and EEE and I am always in the epicenter of it.

  2. Jennifer Williams says

    Since we moved, we have used the Minute Clinic a couple different times. Nobody ever moves 3000 miles and thinks – lets find a doctor the first day we arrive to get established. Minute Clinic has been so nice to have.

  3. kay adeola says

    We do not have this clinic over here,We use a lot of insect spray this time of the year.Not looking forward to all the bee’s and wasps either.

  4. That is a real bargain! It’s $79 just for us to visit the doctor. I think I will take full advantage of the minute clinic when my girls get their physicals!

  5. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    The convenience of getting physicals there can’t be overstated. It’s so much better than trying to schedule a doctor appointment.

  6. We love the convenience of the Minute Clinic. My tip for keeping my kids healthy during the summer is to make sure they are hydrated. I read that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already about a quart low on fluids, so I keep plenty of cool drinks available as well as fruit like watermelon.

  7. We really like CVS Minute Clinic. The staff at the one near our house is fantastic. They are great for adults, but especially great with my little boy. I was surprised that they were so awesome with little ones.

  8. I love Minute Clinc’s convenience. I hate trying to schedule doctor’s appointments.

  9. We love Minute Clinic. It’s saved so many summers and vacations. My tip for keeping kids healthy during the summer is to reapply sunscreen every time they get out of the water!

  10. Rebecca Bryant says

    Great tips here and I haven’t heard of the minute clinic before what an awesome thing.

  11. Nicole Brady says

    A few years ago during the summer the kids were out writing their bikes and a police officer pulled over. She wrote them each a citation for wearing their helmets and they were allowed to cash in their citation for a free ice cream at the local store.

  12. I was always awful at getting ill over the summer, how nice that they offer reasonably priced check ups just in time for summer 🙂 x

  13. I used the clinic recently for my teenager. It was a huge help and I was surprised that they saw people on Sundays!!

  14. Carlee C says

    Great tips and great price on the check up. As for summer time and staying healthy, make sure yo keep the kiddos hydrated.

  15. Really great tips for the summer! And that’s a terrific price on the MinuteClinic physicals. Glad there are services that do not require an appointment, very handy!

  16. amanda ripsam says

    I’m so grateful for medicaid and children’s special health services I don’t have to pay for any of these types of things but I know that as so many others who do benefit from these minute clinics. Were going to be going camping soon from the 17-21 and I am looking forward to it swimming in the lake has me concerned but I think as long as my kid knows water safety rules all will be well.

  17. mail4rosey says

    We do make sure little man wears a helmet when he rides his bike. We don’t always make him wear one with his scooter, but I guess we really should.

  18. Anne Newsome says

    This is great to know especially with so many people unemployed right now who may need this service but don’t have health insurance!

  19. Glad to hear they can get a good physical at a reasonable price.

    I made sure my kids got lots of exercise. Also made sure they had plenty of fluids and drank more water than anything else.

  20. I love our local Minute Clinic. It’s so convenient and the prices are really reasonable!

  21. I actually tried Minute Clinic for a TB test for work. I like how quick & easy it is as well as the professional nurse practitioners/physician’s assistants 🙂

  22. Veronica Solomon says

    Summer is usually the time they get all their medical and dental checkups. Thanks for the reminder. Keeping them safe and healthy is number one on the priority list

  23. Babita@BabsProjects says

    The tips are great and I am sure a must follow for the summer. It’s good that we have several CVS Pharmacy in our town and access to their Minute Clinics.

  24. TheNewClassy says

    Day camp physicals were always really expensive when my daughter went to camp. The Minute Clinic sounds like just what I needed.

  25. I love that they have these minute clinics available! It’s a great way to be able to walk in and I think our insurance just started working with them so that’s an added bonus.

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