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3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 941323251 20th Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.69(54 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Stonestown - 3251 20th Ave
It was great. Friendly, and knowledgeable provider.

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1390 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021390 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.36(25 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Civic Center - 1390 Market St
Always far exceeds expectations.

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1998 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021998 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.24(37 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Castro - 1998 Market St
Dr Fitzpatrick was thoughtful and attentive and did what tests she could. Her diagnosis of pneumonia was not confirmed by the staff at CPMC, however. It seems I have some sort of infection, maybe more than one—perhaps bronchitis for one. The high pulse rate was due to dehydration. BTW the X-ray copy I took to the hospital was incompatible with its system. Nonetheless I appreciate the care I was given at Carbon.

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2131 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 941222131 Irving St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.41(37 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Irving St. - 2131 Irving St
This was probably best urgent care I have ever been to.

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2690 5th St, Alameda, CA 945012690 5th St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.42(48 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda Landing - 2690 5th St
Excellent experience. The provider was thorough and explained everything very well. All of the staff I interacted with were professional and pleasant.

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411 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610411 Grand Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.33(60 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Oakland - 411 Grand Ave
Nurse Wing was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, considerate and compassionate. Support staff excellent as well.

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1080 Monroe St, Albany, CA 947061080 Monroe St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.7(87 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Albany - 1080 Monroe St
I couldn’t ask for better care than I received.

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2671 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 945012671 Blanding Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.63(46 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda, Bridgeside Center - 2671 Blanding Ave
Wait time was good, got in at 1:40pm for my 1:30pm appointment. Staff was friendly and explained things to me. I did kind of get the impression that they were tired of me because I was trying to ask clarifying questions to make sure that later on I will not be thinking about the questions I was afraid to ask :P. It’s very easy for me to just accept what I’m told, and not ask anything, but I’m trying to learn to advocate for myself because it seems like that’s what is needed in healthcare. But I could tell they were definitely getting tired of me asking my dumb questions and just repeating answers they already gave because I was obviously didn’t hear it the first time. I probably need to work on my communication skills because I don’t feel like either of us felt like we were getting through to the other person. It felt like we both felt like we knew what the other person was saying and that they just weren’t willing to hear it.

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2920 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 947052920 Telegraph Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.2(61 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Berkeley - 2920 Telegraph Ave
First time here. Clinician had a clear plan for aleviating my issue.

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101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925101 Casa Buena Dr
Open until 5:45 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Fri 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SunClosed
4.56(741 reviews)
Medical Center of Marin, Corte Madera - 101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera
Wonderful experience. In and out quickly. Dr. was knowledgeable and helpful.

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303 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925303 Corte Madera Town Center
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.36(73 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Corte Madera - 303 Corte Madera Town Center
Entire experience was great. Numerous appts available on line. Receptionist, nurse and doctor all were friendly, efficient, and professional. The best Urgent Care facility I have experienced.

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1970 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 946111970 Mountain Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.35(26 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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CityHealth, Montclair Village Oakland, CA  - 1970 Mountain Blvd
I went in for a Covid test my original appointment was at 6:30 they were able to take me early at 2:15 Staff was very friendly and polite

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201 Dolores Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577201 Dolores Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.71(215 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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CityHealth, San Leandro Urgent Care - 201 Dolores Ave, San Leandro
First time visit, very impressive!

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210 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401210 Baldwin Ave
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • May 2710:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • May 2810:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Jun 310:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Jun 1110:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Jun 1910:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Jun 2410:00 am - 10:00 pm
4.79(1.7k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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After Hour Pediatrics, Urgent Care Clinic - Kids Only - 210 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo
Decided take our daughter here after a couple of days of what we thought was just a cold with no improvement. Scheduling was very easy online, check in was quick and everyone we worked with was very friendly. Testing my daughter for what she could possibly have was quick and easy. We've been here before and really happy that they haven't lost their touch. Highly recommend.

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3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 945493799 Mount Diablo Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 27 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.69(851 reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Lafayette: In-Clinic Visit - 3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Gena, the Medical Assistant was knowledgeable and very helpful -- and kind! Dr Gotleb was great-- quickly diagnosed problem and sent medication to my pharmacy! Thank you🌸

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46 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA 9440346 Hillsdale Mall
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.51(68 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their friendly staff

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, San Mateo - Hillsdale Mall - 46 Hillsdale Mall
Great service great staff thank you for your help God bless you

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1125 Arnold Dr, Martinez, CA 945531125 Arnold Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.42(24 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Martinez - 1125 Arnold Dr
Close to home. Spotless facility Knowledgeable and kind staff

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132 Vintage Oaks Way, Novato, CA 94945132 Vintage Oaks Way
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.66(74 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Novato - 132 Vintage Oaks Way
Great first experience. The only issue I have is that no one there answers the phone. We got a prescription sent to a pharmacy (our standard one) and the pharmacy didn’t have it in stock. Because carbon health does not answer the phone, where I could have had them submit the scrip to a new pharmacy, I needed to be the middle person on a wild goose chase between the pharmacy that didn’t have the medication and one that did. This is a very stressful position to be in as a parent with a very sick kid who desperately needs medicine. Other than that one component, I was happy with the experience. I reflected my disappointment under “staff friendliness”, as I wasn’t sure where else to put it. Staff wasn’t unfriendly, they just didn’t answer the phone.

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901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord, CA 94520901 Sunvalley Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 27 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.63(1.7k reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Concord: In-Clinic Visit - 901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord
Stat Med in Pleasant Hill is a hidden gem… it’s easy to make an online same day appointment the staff is friendly and helpful. Dr Connie is the best… She makes you feel comfortable, she’s easy to talk to, she is patient and listens to your concerns. I’ve been to Stat Med and Pleasant Hill several  times because I’m confident they’ll take good care of me.

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1387 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA 945101387 E 2nd St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • May 27 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • May 30 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
4.85(2.2k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Urgent Care + TeleHealth, Benicia - 1387 E 2nd St
Thank you so much to the doctor I saw. He recognized that the antibiotic I was on was not appropriate for someone with Mono. Since making that change and adding a steriod, my condition has improved immensely in the span of a day.

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Recent Sports Physicals Reviews (20)

We went here for a sports physical and it went amazing! No wait time and staff was very friendly. Establishment was very clean and professional. I definitely recommend.

- Verified patient on 7/13

The young lady at the front desk was amazing! In don’t remember her name but she was had very long eyelashes (extensions). She was a younger African American woman. The waits were terribly long due to all the sickness and Covid issues. I was there for my child’s sports physical so I was able to wait inside while all the sick people were waiting in their cars. Long story short, because I waited in the office I witnessed how she handled all the people. She was professional and friendly at all times. A woman who was frustrated came in and was not speaking very nice to the employees. The young lady at the front desk never lost her cool. She answered the questions the best she could and she remained pleasant. I was so impressed. Most people would have snapped back at the rude lady! Y’all are slammed with people! People are stressed and tired of waiting(2 hours for some) and they don’t feel well….but I was so impressed with how the young lady and the other ladies handled this very stressful time. Good for you! Please let your employees know that their kindness doesn’t go unnoticed.

- Verified patient on 1/3

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

Wait time only gets four stars because of the large number of Covid related testing and flu season. That four star rating is only for today’s experience and is what would be the case at any location in mid December ***. HOWEVER, this is a great location and Ms. Zuck andAshley and Paula are really great! So is the other lady, whose name I have forgotten and who is married to the male nurse. This branch and the services it provides to our community at our end of Stafford County, VA is a huge positive. Never had a bad experience in all these years. I recommend this location all of the time. It is perfect for the many needs that we have, such as shots, sports physicals, even Covid testing. So, thank you for having located the office off of White Oak road! Good quality all of the way around. Thank you for serving our community.

- Verified patient on 12/16

Just took my son in for a sports physical, staff was very friendly and professional. I would definitely use this facility again and recommend it to others.

- Verified patient on 3/18

Went in for a sports physical and it was very quick and easy.

- Verified patient on 7/2

Needed a sports physical for high school. Very straightforward. In and out 5 mins. Highly recommend.

- Verified patient on 8/18

Thank you for your speedy and very friendly service today! I appreciate you getting son in and out in a safely manner for a sports physical. The doctor was friendly and made my son laugh with his humor! Great experience and service!

- Verified patient on 10/8

Everyone was friendly and nice. Sports physical was as thorough as we expected. It was disappointing to have made an appointment and still have a one hour wait time to be seen.

- Verified patient on 8/11

Went for a sport physical exam for my son it was fast and easy and complementary for the high school students

- Verified patient on 3/11

I took my kid for Sport Physical and they got us in, in a reasonable time with no appointment. Plus it was free when other places wanted to charge me $65 with a 5 hours of wait time.

- Verified patient on 9/18

Went for 2 sports physicals. Made an appointment and we were in and out. Friendly staff amd clean inside.

- Verified patient on 8/1

After searching for a place to take my girls in for sports physical exams, this place came through. Walked in and was immediately put on the walk in list. Came back at the time given. The gentleman at the front desk really knows how to interact with patients. Very nice guy. Then the doctor came in and she was down to earth cool. We had a really good laugh and my girls got their physical exams and went home happy. I recommend this site than the other sites.

- Verified patient on 8/25

The dr that assisted us today was so wonderful. She was very friendly and took care of my daughters sports physical quickly. Highly recommend

- Verified patient on 3/11

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

Thanks for getting my son in for a last minute sports physical.

- Verified patient on 3/15

Front desk were very helpful.I took my daughter in for a Sports Physical and my daughter was seen right away!I would definitely recommend others to go in for their high school Sports Physical.

- Verified patient on 10/13

Only went for a sports physical

- Verified patient on 3/10

Took my daughter for a sports physical. Had a great experience the ladies in the front were nice. The ma I didn't get his name was great very personable. The dr was great made us feel comfortable.

- Verified patient on 8/2

The service was quick, safe, tech communication and staff was help. My daughter needed her sport physical and was treated great environment.

- Verified patient on 8/13

School & Sports Physicals in San Francisco, CA

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.

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 San Francisco?

    In general, sports physicals are available at San Francisco-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 San Francisco?

    If you are looking for a sports physical in Orlando, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for San Francisco-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).

Sources

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  1. Sports Physicals (August 8, 2021)
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK556111/
  2. The importance of sports physicals (August 6, 2019)
    https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/the-importance-of-sports-physicals/
  3. Sports physical (January 12, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000673.htm
  4. Physical examination (January 12, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002274.htm

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