Van Wert Health announced an initiative to administer sports physicals for local student-athletes who attend four schools in the surrounding area. In order to play school sports, all student-athletes are required by state law to receive an annual physical each academic year for health and safety reasons.
“Our primary concern is the safety of our student-athletes in any sport they play,” said Natalie Koester, Director of Rehabilitation at Van Wert Health. “The convenience of offering sports physicals in a familiar setting is helpful to our student-athletes and families alike.”
Sports physical times and days are as follows:
Van Wert City Schools: Wednesday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ottoville Local Schools: Friday, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lincolnview Local Schools: Tuesday, May 25 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Crestview Local Schools: Thursday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
All physicals will take place at the respective high school for a reduced fee of $10 each. Each physical will be administered by a certified health provider, and schools will ensure there is privacy for students during each physical examination. Each student-athlete who plans on receiving a physical must bring a completed Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form.
If students are unable to attend a sports physical at their respective school, they may make an appointment with any Van Wert Health primary care physician or advanced nurse practitioner for a sports physical or may go to the Walk-in Clinic (no appointment needed) for a reduced fee of $25 between May 1 - July 31.
More information and a link to the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form is available at vanwerthealth.org/sports-physicals.
Original Article Courtesy to Times Bulletin