With school starting in August, is your athlete prepared for the upcoming fall athletic season? Most schools and athletic programs require annual sports physicals prior to the first practice date. To find this date, visit the Colorado High School Activities Association (also known as CHSAA) website.
What is a Sports Physical?
Let’s help each athlete stay safe and healthy this season! The best way to help review and monitor an athlete’s physical wellness and capabilities is through a sports physical exam. These annual exams assist coaches, staff, and parents by helping them ensure their athletes are fit and capable to perform in their desired sports/skills with minimum risk.
During the physical exam, medical staff review the athlete’s prior health records, their personal capabilities, and assess if there are any risks that need to be addressed prior to physical exertion. Ask your athlete’s school today about their sports physical policy!
Answers to your Frequently Asked Sports Physicals Questions
- Do all athletes need a sports physical for school sports? Most of the time, the answer is yes, however, it is recommended that parents check in with the school to see what their athletic programs require.
- What should an athlete bring to a sports physical exam? Each school may have different requirements regarding paperwork. By checking with the Athletic Director, athletes will have their designated physical form to bring to their appointment. If a parent is not able to come with the athlete for the exam, please make sure a consent form is on-file prior to arrival. Click here to access the form.
- Is it hard to fill out the sports physical form? Contact your school to see if your school requires a sports physical form. Some schools simply require a letter stating that their athlete has received a sports physical for that year.
- Does the athlete’s parent need to be present for the physical? A parent does not need to be present in the patient room for a sports physical, however Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine need to have the parents’ consent form on file. Patients can find the form here.
- Can athlete’s get a sports physical without insurance? Yes. Sports physicals are cash pay only for $35.
Stop by Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine for your Athlete’s Sports Physical
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine provides sports physicals to local athletes for $35 cash-pay. We have locations in Brighton, Northglenn, Stapleton, Broomfield, Lafayette, and Westminster that are open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm. Our Fort Lupton clinic is open Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.