Walk-In Sports Physicals Can Make Life Easier for Parents in Waterford, MI

Trio of teenage girls in team uniform shirts and shorts on a soccer field with a girl in the lead preparing to kick a soccer ballSo your child came home from school on a Friday, waving a sports physical form and announcing plans to participate in an athletic program. “That’s great!” you say. Until you take a closer look and see that the form must be signed by a qualified medical practitioner and returned to the program coordinators by Monday. There’s no way you’ll be able to book a regular doctor’s appointment for a sports physical for your child in time to meet the deadline.

But if you’re in the Waterford, Michigan, area, you won’t have to dash your child’s expectations because of a tight deadline. Springfield Urgent Care in White Lake is only a short drive away, offering walk-in sports physicals and other pediatric urgent care services from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Our wait times are short, and we also offer the option of using our online check-in service to save your spot in line before you arrive.

What’s Involved in a Sports Physical at Springfield Urgent Care?

Our physician-led team of certified medical practitioners is experienced and highly qualified to perform sports physicals and other types of physical exams required for participation in school and camp programs. If your child or teen received a form from the coach or program coordinator, it’s important to bring that with you when you visit our clinic because it may ask for specific information that’s not included in a standard physical. If your child wears glasses or contact lenses, make sure you bring those with you to the exam as well.

Generally, a sports physical is intended to ensure that children are physically able to safely participate in the activities associated with their chosen program. It typically consists of:

  • A check of your child’s vital signs, height, and weight
  • Review of your child’s medical history, including existing health conditions and any medications your child takes
  • A physical exam that may include vision and hearing tests

At the end of your sports physical, you’ll receive a signed form that indicates whether it’s safe for your child to participate in the program with or without restrictions.

For more information about the sports physicals available to Waterford families at Springfield Urgent Care, contact us today.

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