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NextCare Urgent Care, Oak

NextCare Urgent Care

4.54(3.2k reviews)
2122 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 852572122 N Scottsdale Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The staff was friendly and efficient. The PA was awesome.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Shea
Mar 08, 2021 · Scottsdale, AZ
Quick and easy for sports physical!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Mesa (N Power Rd)
Jan 07, 2021 · Mesa, AZ
I brought my daughter in for a sports physical and she was treated by a physician we have seen in the past. He is great everytime we have been in for something (ear infection, sport injury, etc...). He takes the time to explain and listen. He is very nice and puts my family at ease every visit.
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NextCare Urgent Care, North Mesa
Jul 07, 2021 · Mesa, AZ
Sports physical was super Thorough but very efficient and went quickly
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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (Arcadia)
Aug 05, 2021 · Phoenix, AZ
I have 3 stars on wait time because the app that needs to be initiated on phone wasn’t working properly. I’m not in the habit of scanning things on my phone, because it causes unnecessary and unwanted texts and emails to me ( like this survey does instance) anyhow, after waiting for the paperwork to come thru my phone, turns out it never did. Therefore, adding another 20 minutes to my wait time. If I had received actual PAPER work to fill out, which I originally requested, it would have been much quicker and done in a timely matter. The receptionist (absolutely lovely girl) told me the only way to check in was they my phone. Well, guess what, I didn’t and filled out paperwork anyway. 😀 overall, sports physical experience was amazing. !!!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Laveen
Oct 02, 2021 · Phoenix, AZ
Best sports physical experience thus far and we’ve had many. It was quick efficient and the staff was friendly. We will be coming for them next year! Excellent!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (E Thomas Rd)
Oct 24, 2021 · Phoenix, AZ
It was a really good experience! I loved how friendly the staff was, and how fast the wait time was. I would definitely recommend getting your sport physicals here.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Oak

NextCare Urgent Care

4.54(3.2k reviews)
2122 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 852572122 N Scottsdale Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The staff was friendly and efficient. The PA was awesome.
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I was seen quickly, without being in a waiting room for hours! Friendly and thorough, an amazing patient experience!

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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (Arcadia)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.66(2.2k reviews)
4730 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850184730 E Indian School Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The staff is always so friendly and professional
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NextCare Urgent Care, Camelback

NextCare Urgent Care

4.72(2.2k reviews)
3931 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850183931 E Camelback Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Quick appointment with reserved time and attentive care. Great bedside manner. Thank you!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (E Thomas Rd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.44(6.5k reviews)
1701 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850161701 E Thomas Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

The physician working the evening of my visit was phenomenal. She was patient, provided details and knowledge about symptoms, and was extremely caring. However, 5he facility, primarily the bathroom, was not well maintained. There was overflowing trash, used hygiene products around the toilet, toilet paper on the floor, and had nonevidence of being cleaned or sanitized for patients.
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NextCare Urgent Care, North Mesa

NextCare Urgent Care

4.7(3.2k reviews)
535 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85203535 E McKellips Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Came in with a cat bite on my thumb, great care, was in and out. Received 2 shots. Great place
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Urgent Care 24/7, Phoenix

Urgent Care 24/7

3.67(3 reviews)
320 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004320 E McDowell Rd
OpenTue 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

I needed to have wax removed from my ear. They told me what they were going to do before they started and I appreciated that. Before each procedure they did the same. It took about an hour because they were so careful...I am ninety-one. The place was very clean. Eric and Alyssa were so kind and gentle. I won't even hesitate going again.
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AllKids Urgent Care, Stapley

AllKids Urgent Care

4.71(1.5k reviews)
1455 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 852041455 S Stapley Dr
OpenTue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

We been there twice and always had a good experience!
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AlphaMeD, Biltmore

AlphaMeD

4.89(394 reviews)
1743 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850161743 E Camelback Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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great service and quick!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Dobson

NextCare Urgent Care

4.63(7.6k reviews)
600 S Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224600 S Dobson Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Staff and process was great. Just haven’t received my results back yet.
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Lifespann Urgent Care and Walk-Ins, Primary Care & Esthetics : Gilbert

Lifespann Urgent Care and Walk-Ins

5.0(4 reviews)
2451 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 852342451 E Baseline Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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NextCare Urgent Care, Shea

NextCare Urgent Care

4.56(3.5k reviews)
7425 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 852607425 E Shea Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Quick, caring and reliable service. A pleasant t experience.
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Gateway Urgent Care

Gateway Urgent Care

4.81(3k reviews)
920 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295920 E Williams Field Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Went in feeling awful! They got me in right away after I got registered. They did a Covid test and it was positive! They were so nice about everything! Great place to go for care!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (19th Avenue)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.69(2.8k reviews)
8101 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 850218101 N 19th Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Front desk very courteous. Wait time was less than 10 minutes. Cleanest urgent care I’ve ever visited.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Ocotillo

NextCare Urgent Care

4.7(3k reviews)
1155 W Ocotillo Rd, Chandler, AZ 852481155 W Ocotillo Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Front desk staff made you feel welcome as soon as you enter the facility. Both young ladies were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The technician that worked with us and did the testing was exceptional. The provider went beyond the call of duty to ensure we had a successful experience. Highly recommend this facility on Ocotillo Rd in Chandler Arizona!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (E Greenway Rd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.62(2.7k reviews)
3229 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850323229 E Greenway Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Needed a quick script for an antibiotic and they were able to provide it
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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (W McDowell Rd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.61(3.2k reviews)
5920 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850355920 W McDowell Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Very kind and friendly staff.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Laveen

NextCare Urgent Care

4.7(1.5k reviews)
7650 S 59th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 853397650 S 59th Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This place was dope, I have anxiety when it comes to doctors and they made me feel very comfortable which is rare for me :)
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NextCare Urgent Care, Mesa (N Power Rd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.77(9k reviews)
1066 N Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 852051066 N Power Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Showed up very early for a covid test. Staff was so friendly and PA was great. Thank you so much! Appreciate the help and what you do!
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AlphaMeD, Scottsdale

AlphaMeD

4.93(565 reviews)
9219 E Hidden Spur Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 852559219 E Hidden Spur Trail
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Awesome experience! Friendly, extremely help. We were out of town guest , my husband wasn’t feeling well. Located AlphaMed online, booked appointment online. Provider was wonderful, cordial, and listened. Would recommend providing 1000 over. Her bedside manner was professional and friendly. I would recommend the provider and location. Check in process was quick and easy. Thank you again!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Glendale (N 43rd Ave)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.63(4.1k reviews)
10240 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 8530210240 N 43rd Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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It was quick and easy.
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Sports Physicals FAQs

  • What do they do at a sports physical?

    A sports physical usually includes a conversation about your medical history and a physical exam, reports the NLM. The purpose of a sports physical is to identify any potential health problems that may be caused or exacerbated by sports and to treat chronic conditions or injuries that may interfere with certain activities.

  • Is a sports physical covered by my insurance?

    Sports physicals, just like annual physicals, are typically covered by insurance. Check your coverage and book a sports physical today.

  • Where can I get a sports physical in Tempe?

    In general, sports physicals are available at Tempe-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices and school-provided physicians. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure your child gets their physical done in time for the start of the season.

  • How can I book a sports physical in Tempe?

    If you are looking for a sports physical in Orlando, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Tempe-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “sports physical” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a sports physical in Orlando?

    Tryouts approaching and haven't gotten your child a physical? Never fear. Same-day and next-day appointments for sports physical can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Orlando-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment for a last-minute sports physical as soon as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated general practitioners in Orlando?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Orlando-area sports physical providers to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a clinic, see what previous patients think, and book a sports physical with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a sports physical?

    Teens who are interested in joining a sport at school will need a sports physical before being allowed to participate.

  • What if you don’t pass a sports physical?

    Texas A&M University notes that if your doctor identifies a problem that could interfere with your health and safety while playing sports, they will work with you to treat and address the problem prior to the sports season, if possible. The University adds that your doctor may suggest wearing a medical device like a brace if needed or refer you to a specialist for further treatment.

  • What happens at a physical for a woman?

    Sports physicals for women are similar to those for men. They are fully physicals, however, women do not undergo a pelvic exam, reports Texas A&M University. The university adds that some female athletes may have eating disorders as a result of not eating enough while staying active and that this factor can affect their menstrual cycles. In these instances, females may talk to their doctors about nutrition and eating habits that can keep them healthy.

  • What is a physical exam?

    During a physical exam, your doctor will study or inspect your body to determine whether or not you have any physical health problems. According to the NLM, a physical test usually includes having your doctor visually inspect your body, feel it with their fingers or hands, and listen to it (such as your heart).

Recent Sports Physicals Reviews (20)

We were walk in for a sports physical. ALL of the staff was super friendly and had us out of there quickly.

- Verified patient on 3/5

The staff was super friendly, the doctor was energetic and happy even after such a long day and so many patients. It just was a long wait even with a scheduled appointment. Although we showed up an hour and a half early thinking it would help keep our place in line to no avail. We checked in online and it was very convenient. The sports physical was a flat fee and economical. I would recommend this location and will be back if needed.

- Verified patient on 8/21

During a routine sports physical, the PA’s thoroughness caught a health condition super early! We are very grateful :).

- Verified patient on 2/17

Went in for sports physicals and staff was great. Hardly no wait time. Cleanliness was excellent and Dr. was exceptional!!

- Verified patient on 6/7

We came in for a sports physical and the exam was thorough but quick. Easy to schedule and zero wait time for our appointment time.

- Verified patient on 5/2

It was a really good experience! I loved how friendly the staff was, and how fast the wait time was. I would definitely recommend getting your sport physicals here.

- Verified patient on 10/24

Sports physical. I had an appointment and waited 45 minutes to be seen. Facility isn’t super clean and the front desk staff aren’t very friendly. The nurse practitioner- Lynn - was super nice and kind.

- Verified patient on 12/18

Waited one hour even though we had an appointment. Got into the room and had the vitals etc. done, then waited another 20 minutes or the provider. Not his fault, way too many patients and no other providers on staff. Need better staffing. Also, probably need better training on doing the eye test. We were there for a sports physical and the eye test they did showed severe vision problems, which we thought was odd. Went to our optometrist the next day for an exam and vision test was perfectly normal. Need some better system for people to wait if they have Covid symptoms. We were not there for Covid, but many others were. They were, appropriately, asked to wait outside or in their vehicles. Problem was they were waiting out there for 2+ hours. It was a really hot day. So they were in their cars roasting or with air-conditioning on and running their vehicles. Contributing to pollution and global warming. There has to be a better system than that.

- Verified patient on 8/19

I took my two boys in for a sports physical. The doctor was so kind, efficient, and professional. It was a great experience.

- Verified patient on 7/14

I brought my son in for a sports physical for school. We were seen in a timely manner and I like that PA Tammy talked directly to my child and explained what she was doing and why.

- Verified patient on 7/21

Daughter needed a sports physical. One of the easiest experiences. They were great!

- Verified patient on 4/14

My son and I were there for a school sports physical. Wait time short. Exam was quick. The cost was great.

- Verified patient on 3/8

Took my Daughter in for Sports Physical! Very friendly and professional!! ONLY thing I don’t agree with is forcing Patients that are NOT sick to wear masks!! #StandForMedicalFreedom

- Verified patient on 10/14

Had three kids come in for their sports physicals. The check in staff was cordial and professional. The staff who took vitals and other preliminary tests had a great sense humor. The PA who performed the physical was awesome and understanding

- Verified patient on 7/19

Needed a routine sports physical for my daughter. Online appointment & check in made the whole process very smooth!

- Verified patient on 7/7

We have used Goodyear Alliance from the time we have moved here. Sport physicals, sinus infections, imbedded sprinters. Our wait is never long, proper care is given and billing is always properly applied. I won’t go anywhere else.

- Verified patient on 2/25

Best sports physical experience thus far and we’ve had many. It was quick efficient and the staff was friendly. We will be coming for them next year! Excellent!

- Verified patient on 10/2

I brought my daughter in for a sports physical and she was treated by a physician we have seen in the past. He is great everytime we have been in for something (ear infection, sport injury, etc...). He takes the time to explain and listen. He is very nice and puts my family at ease every visit.

- Verified patient on 1/7

I have 3 stars on wait time because the app that needs to be initiated on phone wasn’t working properly. I’m not in the habit of scanning things on my phone, because it causes unnecessary and unwanted texts and emails to me ( like this survey does instance) anyhow, after waiting for the paperwork to come thru my phone, turns out it never did. Therefore, adding another 20 minutes to my wait time. If I had received actual PAPER work to fill out, which I originally requested, it would have been much quicker and done in a timely matter. The receptionist (absolutely lovely girl) told me the only way to check in was they my phone. Well, guess what, I didn’t and filled out paperwork anyway. 😀 overall, sports physical experience was amazing. !!!

- Verified patient on 8/5

Came in for a sports physical, for my son. Front desk staff very helpful and the physician was great. Very clean place and professional. Wait time was very efficient. Booked my appointment over the phone easy process. Inexpensive cost for a physical. Overall great experience.

- Verified patient on 8/26

Tempe Sports Physicals

School sports physicals are exams used to determine whether teens can participate in sports during the school year. The exam is used by the school to make sure teens are healthy enough to participate in physical sports like basketball, football, soccer, and more. During the exam, your child will be asked about allergies, serious illnesses in the family, illnesses they had when they were younger, and any medicines they're taking. They'll also be asked about any past injuries, previous surgeries or hospitalizations, and whether they've ever had chest pain, passed out, felt dizzy, or had trouble breathing during exercise. Once the medical history is taken, the physical exam starts and the doctor will test their vision, record their height and weight, and take their blood pressure and pulse. They'll also evaluate their flexibility, joints, posture, and strength, as well as check their abdomen, lungs, heart, nose, ears, and throat.

A sports physical is important because it can help you discover and deal with any health problems that could interfere with your child's ability to participate in a sport. It's best to get your child's sports physical done as far in advance as possible before the season begins for the sport they want to participate in.

A sports physical can help you and your doctor decide whether or not it is safe for you or your child to participate in sports. Understanding what happens during a sports physical will assist you in preparing for your appointment and selecting the appropriate practitioner.

What is a sports physical?

The goal of a sports physical, according to the National Institutes of Health, is to identify any health conditions or concerns that could put you at risk for injury, illness, or death when engaging in sports (NIH). Most schools require students to have a sports physical before starting a new academic year or sports season.

According to Texas A&M University, a typical sports physical includes an in-depth discussion of your medical history as well as a physical examination. If your health is in good standing, your doctor will sign the necessary school documents, allowing you to continue participating in your sport of choice. According to the university, if your doctor suspects a medical condition, you may be encouraged to undergo more tests or wear special protective equipment such as a brace while engaging in sports.

Medical history

Your doctor will most likely enquire about your personal and family medical histories during a sports physical.

According to Texas A&M University, the most common family medical history questions revolve around a family history of heart disease and particular cardiac disorders including arrhythmia and Marfan syndrome. Your doctor might also ask if anyone in your family died of heart disease suddenly or young (before the age of 50).

Your doctor may question your personal medical history, such as whether you have asthma or other respiratory problems, headaches, a history of concussion, or if you've ever felt exhausted when exercising. According to Texas A&M University, your doctor may also ask if you've ever been diagnosed with a cardiac murmur.

The purpose of these discussions, according to the university, is to identify any potential health issues that may occur during or as a result of sports participation.

Physical examination

During the physical examination, your vital signs, eyesight, and hearing will all be tested. Heart and lung diseases are among the most common health concerns among doctors who provide sports physicals, according to Texas A&M University. Doctors also check for muscle and joint abnormalities and make sure you don't have any problems with your head, shoulders, back, or knees, according to the University.

According to the University, if you have a history of joint instability or twisted ankles, your doctor may recommend specific strengthening exercises or a change in diet if you are overweight. This is also an excellent time to speak with your doctor about strategies to improve your physical fitness before the start of the sports season.

Why is a sports physical important?

A sports physical is important because it teaches you how to avoid injuries while playing sports and how to conduct specific activities safely if you have a chronic medical condition, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
According to the National Library of Medicine, a sports physical can determine whether you are in good condition, have any present ailments, or were born with any diseases that may increase your risk of injury. Your degree of physical fitness and body maturity are also assessed during a sports physical.

When and where should I go for a sports physical?

Texas A&M University recommends scheduling your sports physical four to eight weeks before the start of the season. This gives your doctor enough time to investigate and respond to any concerns you might have during your initial session. It also gives you more time to see a medical specialist if necessary for treatment of your condition or injury.

A sports physical can be combined with a wellness exam or a well-child visit, according to Texas A&M University. It goes on to add that in some situations, sports physicals can be done on campus at your child's school. Inquire with your doctor about getting a sports physical for yourself or your children.

What if there’s a problem?

If your doctor determines that you or your child has a health or medical concern that prevents you or your child from participating in sports, he or she may work with you to resolve the issue or refer you to a specialist who can. According to Texas A&M University, scheduling your sports physical four to eight weeks before the start of the season gives you adequate time to address and resolve concerns so you may continue with your sport.

Do I still have to get a regular physical?

A sports physical does not replace a regular physical or routine checkup, according to the National Library of Medicine. To be prepared for your appointment, ask your doctor when your next routine physical is due and what might be on the yearly physical exam checklist.

Who needs a sports physical?

According to the National Institutes of Health, schools usually require children and teens who want to participate in sports to have a sports physical before the start of the new school year or sports season. A sports physical may be beneficial if you participate in community sports and activities. Check with your doctor before engaging in any athletic activity to see if you or your child requires a sports physical.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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