Sports Physicals

Walk-In Sports Physicals Available in St. Johns, Howell and Carson City, MI

It’s a common scenario: Your child or teenager has been eagerly looking forward to participating in a favorite sport, but you find out a sports physical is required only a few days before the season starts. You can’t get a short-notice appointment with the family physician, so what do you do?

If you’re located in or near St. Johns or Carson City, Michigan, you can head straight to Ouch Urgent Care. We offer sports physicals and other physical exams on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis, and you can save your place in line before you arrive by using our convenient online check-in service. We’re open daily with extended hours. Our rates are affordable, and we also accept most health insurance plans.

What to Expect When Getting a Sports Physical at Ouch Urgent Care

In many cases, schools and sports leagues have their own sports physical form to be filled out by a doctor. It’s important to bring that form with you to our urgent care clinic because your program may have specific requirements for participation. Generally, a sports physical at our walk-in clinic will include:

  • Asking about the patient’s medical history and any ongoing health conditions
  • Recording height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate
  • Evaluating heart and lung function
  • Checking the ears, nose, and throat
  • Evaluating posture and joints as well as body strength and flexibility

Physical exams also include a vision test, so if you wear glasses or contact lenses, you’ll want to have them with you when you come to our urgent care clinic.

Based on the results of the exam, the doctor may sign the sports physical form, thus indicating medical clearance for you or your child to fully participate in the athletic activity. In some cases, you may need a follow-up exam or the doctor may conditionally approve your participation. For example, you may need to perform special stretching exercises before joining your teammates for practice or competition.

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