July 31, 2020
Irving, Texas–With school athletic practices resuming in September for many large North Texas school districts, CareNow® is encouraging families to take advantage of $20 sports physicals before August 31 at over 40 locations across North Texas.
Sports physical examinations are often required for participation in school sports but may vary with adjusted requirements due to COVID-19. For the 2020-2021 school year, any participant in athletics or marching band who has not previously completed a sports physical and been cleared will be required to receive a sports physical prior to any UIL participant activities.
“While it’s not required at all school districts, parents should still get their kids examined to ensure safe participation,” says Robert Wright, MD, CareNow market medical director. ”Having your child examined before returning to school sports plays important part in identifying underlying health conditions that may interfere with the ability to play safely.”
Parents should be aware of several important requirements for the physical:
- Students should bring all necessary forms to the appointment
- Bring any medications the student takes regularly
- Bring glasses or contacts
- All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
The $20 sports physicals are available for students in grades K-12.
Parents and families should practice social distancing by using Web Check-In® and waiting from the comfort of their own home. Learn more about enhanced safety protections at North Texas CareNow locations here.
Since 1993, CareNow® has been committed to providing high-quality family care, urgent care and occupational medicine services in the North Texas area. Open seven days a week and weeknights until 9 p.m., CareNow® has over 40 North Texas locations providing convenient, quality and cost-effective urgent care and is accredited by AAAHC and UCA. CareNow® is affiliated with Medical City Healthcare. Medical City Healthcare has 42 urgent care centers in North Texas.
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