Physical Exam San Diego | Sports, School & Annual Physical Exams

Physical Exams

Physical Exam San Diego

Physical examinations are common among adolescences and adults. Anyone going to school or participating in sports is generally required to get a yearly physical examination. You may also be required if your employer wants you to get one. The good news is employers and/or medical insurance generally pay for a physical exam. If you are looking for a great physical exam San Diego, give us a call today to schedule your appointment! (858) 554-1212

The purpose of a physical exam is to ensure you are in good physical health. Certain physical exams are more extensive than others. For example, a basic physical exam for an adolescent entering high school will involve a doctor checking his or her heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, breathing, body temperature, weight, tongue, and testicles. If it is a sports physical exam, the doctor may go a step further and test joints, reflexes, balance, and strength. These tests will help determine if the individual possesses the physical capability to safely play physical sports without elevated risk of injury.

Where We Are Located

Clinic Locations

Perlman Clinic operates primary and urgent care centers in San Diego. Our clinics are located in Clairemont, Kensington, La Jolla, Hillcrest, Downtown La Jolla, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, and Downtown San Diego. We offer physical exams at all of our clinic locations across San Diego County.

Physical Exam

If you have any questions regarding your physical exam or want to find out whether it is covered by insurance, please give us a call at 858.554.1212. Generally, most insurances cover a physical exam (even if a patient has a deductible) once a year.

Business Hours

Our location hours vary by location. To find out our business hours, please go to our Locations page.


We accept most insurances. Please check out our Insurance page.

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Primary Care

  • General Health Issues
  • Minor Injuries
  • Preventive Medicine And Wellness
  • Annual Physical Exams And Routine Checkups
  • Referrals To Specialists

Urgent Care

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Meet the Hillcrest Team!

Monica Perlman, MD

Samantha Hawley, PA-C

Emily Ence PA-C

William Buchner, MD

Patient Testimonials

Fantastic physical exam!

The Hillcrest team is fantastic! I walked in there for a physical exam and left with more than that — a new primary care doctor. The place is really clean and the staff is really friendly!
– Lauren A.


5 / 5 stars

Established Care at Perlman Clinic

I needed to establish care with a provider so that I could get my yearly Physical Exam (which is covered by insurance).
Dr. Buchner and his team were great. The front desk greeted me with a smile and the medical assistant was very courteous. Highly recommend.
– Rachel R.


5 / 5 stars

Everything You Need to Know About Physical Exam San Diego

Employers may require new hires to get physical exams as part of the hiring process, though there are few organizations that require employees to get annual physical exams. Most of the time, it is up to individuals to make yearly appointments with primary care physicians to get physical exams. The good news is health insurance will generally pay for 100% of the costs of an annual physical exam.

If you are in the San Diego area and need a physical exam, please consider Perlman Clinic. Perlman Clinic provides both primary care and urgent care at various locations throughout San Diego. That means you can use Perlman Clinic as your primary care provider for regular checkups. At the same time, if you ever need to get urgent medical treatment and do not have time to make an appointment, simply go to any location during business hours and request treatment (though we recommend calling in advance about wait times). Perlman Clinic is in-network with most insurance companies, making their healthcare services affordable and convenient. Perlman Clinic truly is the best facility if you need a physical exam San Diego!

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