Free Sports Physicals for Uninsured High School Athletes
2202 South Park St.
To help student-athletes get into uniform, the Dane County Sports Medicine Council is again teaming up with UW Health Sports Medicine and UW School of Medicine and Public Health to offer a free athletic physical clinic from 6-9pm on Wednesday, August 12 at the Access Community Health Center, located at 2202 S. Park St.
"For student-athletes who have no health insurance or very limited financial resources, or other challenges, this eliminates a hurdle to participation and insures that they can stay active and do what they like to do," says Joe Greene, who is an athletic trainer and administrator within UW Health's Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. "It's also essential to have a thorough physical to make sure these athletes are healthy before their sport season begins as many of these athletes may have experienced limited access to appropriate care in the past."
Greene and David Bernhardt, MD, a pediatric and adolescent sports medicine specialist with UW Health Sports Medicine, will once again provide medical direction for the clinic. Both are members of the Dane County Sports Medicine Council, the organization sponsoring the clinic. Medical student volunteers are coordinated by MEDiC, a registered student organization at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Assigned Times for Physicals
- A-I: 6pm
- J-R: 7pm
- S-Z: No later than 8pm
Parents are encouraged to attend with their children, and must be present for their child to receive immunizations. Parents also need to bring their child's immunization records. All athletes are asked to wear shorts for the exam and female athletes are asked to wear tank tops.
Athletes who do have insurance and who need an athletic physical should not attend this clinic. Instead, they should contact their primary care physician to schedule an appointment.
Date Published: 07/23/2015