Sports Physicals Available at Our Walk-In Clinics
Team sports provide many benefits for participants, especially children and teens. These activities can help young people get the exercise they need to stay healthy while also having fun and learning valuable social skills. For safety reasons, many of these group activities require participants to have sports physicals before they can play. And this can pose a challenge to busy parents who must take time off from work to take their children to their primary care doctor’s office during regular weekday hours.
At Springfield Urgent Care we offer affordable sports physicals at our walk-in clinic with no appointment needed. We’re open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, thus providing a way for families to get the health care they need when it’s most convenient for them.
What to Expect During Your Sports Physical at Our Clinic
Your sports physical at Springfield Urgent Care will be conducted by a board-certified physician or certified physician’s assistant. You’ll be asked to fill out a health form and questionnaire, and your doctor will discuss your child’s medical history, including any past illnesses and injuries. Our friendly medical team will record your child’s height and weight and check vital signs. Then your doctor will conduct a physical exam.
Sports physicals help doctors detect signs of certain conditions that may affect a child’s ability to participate in sports. These conditions include:
- High blood pressure
- Eating disorders
- Vision problems
- Bone or joint injuries
- Liver, kidney, or heart problems
After the exam, your doctor will determine whether it’s safe for your child to participate in the designated sport or activity without restrictions, or whether some precautionary measures should be taken. In some cases, a child may need to undergo treatment for an injury or medical condition before participating, so it’s a good idea to get any required sports physicals a few weeks before team activities begin.
Contact Springfield Urgent Care today for more information about our sports physicals and other services, or simply stop by one of our clinics. We offer short wait times and accept many insurance plans and forms of payment, including checks and major credit cards.