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Baptist Health Urgent Care locations make sports physicals for athletes easy, cost-friendly

The upcoming school year will have a different look with new rules in place for COVID-19. But among the familiar activities will be school sports. And one of the most important steps for the ongoing health of a student-athlete is a sports physical which is required by most schools.

In its guidelines for the upcoming school year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association says that students will continue to be required to have such exam performed and signed by a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or chiropractor (if performed within the professional’s scope) prior to participation including practice.

“Sports physicals are important because we can identify a child who is at risk for injuries or illness while playing sports,” said Dr. Janak Talwalkar, an orthopedic surgery specialist affiliated with Baptist Health Lexington. “If your child is active or plays sports, a sports physical is often required before they’re allowed to get back on the field.”

Baptist Health Urgent Care locations make back-to-school sports physicals easy and cost-friendly.

Through Aug. 31, Baptist Health Urgent Care locations will offer $25 sports physicals. If not required by the school, it is important to complete a physical to make sure your child is safe and healthy. The sports physical consists of a medical history review, vital signs, and a physical examination.

With extended hours and no appointment needed, just walk in or save your spot in line through our convenient online check-in.

To find the Baptist Health Urgent Care location nearest you and to check-in online, visit BaptistHealthClinics.com.

From Baptist Health

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