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Sanford Health Park Rapids Clinic hosting sports physical events for student-athletes

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – The Sanford Health Park Rapids Clinic is offering sports physical events for student-athletes to complete their sports physicals for the 2024/2025 school season. Student-athletes are required to get an annual sports physical when participating in school-sanctioned sports and must have their physicals completed before the first day of practice for their sport.

Student-athletes can receive their sports physical this summer at the clinic, 110 7th St. West, in Park Rapids, on the following days:

• Wednesday, July 17, from 1 to 7 p.m.

• Thursday, July 25, from 1 to 7 p.m.

• Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 7 p.m.

• Monday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon

• Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Athletes can make an appointment at one of these events by calling their local Sanford Health Park Rapids clinic at (218) 699-3121. Sports physicals will be offered for $60 and payment is due upon arrival. Please also bring your appropriate state sports physical form.

If unable to attend a sports physical event near you, families may also request to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider for their young athlete’s annual sports physical.

• A sports physical includes a physical exam with a provider to ensure safe participation and completion of the sports physical form.

• A child wellness exam is billed to your insurance and includes a comprehensive evaluation, immunizations, family history review and sports physical requirements.

A well-child exam also offers an opportunity to talk about nutrition, safety, and other age-appropriate topics. Parents are encouraged to check with their insurance provider, as many pay 100% for a wellness exam.

Student-athletes are asked to bring their school physical form to their visit with parent portion completed and signed. Both traditional sports physicals and well-child checks are by appointment only.

Visit sanfordhealth.org to find a sports physical event near you or to schedule a traditional sports physical or well-child exam with your primary care provider at the Sanford Health Park Rapids Clinic, call (218) 699-3121.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 201,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 46 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, 186 Good Samaritan Society senior living centers and world clinics in nine countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.

 

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