Sports Physical in Spokane, WA
At Franklin Park Urgent Care, We Offer Sports Physical Exams in Spokane, WA to Individuals Looking to Play Their Favorite Sport and Join a Team. Call (509) 489-1150 or Request an Appointment Online.
When your child expresses a desire to participate in a sport, it is important that you take precautions to ensure they are healthy enough for their chosen activity. For families in the Spokane, WA area, the experienced doctors at Franklin Park Urgent Care proudly offer sports physicals in Spokane, WA to evaluate your child’s overall health and fitness, so you can ensure they are ready for rigorous activity with friends.
Why is a sports physical necessary?
Many parents may not understand the importance of a sports physical if their child has already seen a doctor for their required annual examination. However, there are some differences between these two healthcare services that make it necessary for a specialized physical exam prior to participation in sports. A sports physical will focus on your child’s athletic health history and provide a more limited and specific physical evaluation. Your doctor will review your child’s injury history and evaluate their cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility, as well as the health of their bones and muscles. Sports physicals are designed to check for any potential congenital abnormalities that may preclude your child from being able to run, jump, and otherwise physically exert themselves safely.
How long does a sports physical take?
A sports physical generally takes approximately a half hour to complete. At Franklin Park Urgent Care, we understand that your family’s schedule is busy, and we strive to create a comfortable and convenient space for your child to receive the important evaluations they need to play their chosen sports. Our walk-in center is open 7 days a week, providing you with instant access to a doctor from 8AM-7.30PM Monday-Friday and 8AM-4.30PM Saturday and Sunday. This makes it easier than ever for you to find the time for your child’s sports physical without having to rearrange your daily to-do list. We believe that the small amount of time required is a minor inconvenience to undertake if it ensures your child is healthy enough to participate in a team sport without serious risk of complications.
Will my insurance cover a sports physical?
In general, most insurance plans will cover one annual physical exam for your child. This means that it is likely their required sports physical will not be covered. However, you can always check with your specific insurance provider to see whether your particular plan might offer coverage. At Franklin Park Urgent Care, we pride ourselves on making necessary health services accessible for as many families in our community as possible. One of the benefits of utilizing a walk-in clinic for your family’s health needs is that many services are offered at a significantly reduced cost versus a traditional doctor’s office or E.R. We provide sports physicals for a nominal self-pay price, so you can ensure your child’s continued safety and well-being, even as they begin participation in their sport of choice. If you have questions about our sports physicals pricing, please feel free to call our walk-in clinic at (509) 489-1150 to speak with one of the staff members on duty.
We understand how important your child’s health is and we work hard to provide the important preventative services necessary to protect it. If your child has expressed interested in playing a sport, the doctors at Franklin Park Urgent Care in Spokane, WA can perform a sports physical and provide you with peace of mind that your child is healthy enough to participate.