Immediate Clinic provides sports physicals for kids and teens (grades 6-12 only). Our providers will help ensure that your student-athlete is medically and physically able to participate in all the planned activities.
What to expect during your visit
Our provider will complete the following during your visit with us:
- A review of your child's medical history
- A physical exam
- Completion of the required participation form
Why is it important to get a sports physical?
A sports physical, also known as a pre-participation physical examination, determines whether an athlete is physically fit to participate in a certain sport. For kids and teenagers, these examinations are often required in order to train and play for the season. Even if a school doesn’t technically require students to get a sports physical before starting the season, doctors highly recommend that every student athlete get one.
At Immediate Clinic, our team of medical professionals recognizes the importance of sports physicals. Not only do physicals give your child the green light to participate in the sport they love, but they are helpful tools for keeping your child safe and identifying any health conditions they may have early on.
Getting your child a sports physical enables a medical professional to:
- Identify conditions that could limit your child’s participation in sports, such as asthma, a sprain or minor fracture, dislocated elbow or irregular heartbeat
- Provide treatment options that can interfere with sports participation, such as prescribing a different type of inhaler for a young athlete with asthma
- Identify conditions that need a long-term treatment plan, such as eating disorders or certain lung conditions
- Identify and rehabilitate previous injuries to the musculoskeletal system, as these injuries are strong predictors of future sports injuries
- Advise children and teenagers which sports would be best for them to participate in
- Provide training tips on how to stay safe while playing sports and tell young athletes about techniques they should use to protect old injuries or manage existing conditions
- Discuss other health issues with your child or teen, such as healthy eating habits or avoiding drugs and alcohol
If your child or teen wants to participate in an athletic program, visit an Immediate Clinic near you for a comprehensive sports physical. It’s the best way to guarantee your child’s safety and your peace of mind.
If your insurance covers sports physicals, we will bill the services to your insurance provider.
If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover sports physicals, we have a regular sports physical self-pay price of $60.