Lake Regional Health System will offer free sports physical clinics this spring for area middle school and high school students. The clinics will meet MSHSAA requirements for participation in school sports practices and games.
Lake Regional will provide the physicals at the School of the Osage, Iberia, Tuscumbia, Crocker and Camdenton high schools as follows:
· School of the Osage High School: 3:30–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2
· Iberia High School: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15
· Tuscumbia High School: 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 17
· Crocker High School: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 24
· Camdenton High School: 3:30–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6
No appointments are needed. Students should wear loose-fitting clothing and have a parent or guardian present. The general and musculoskeletal exam includes height, weight, blood pressure and vision checks. Sports physicals do not replace well-child exams and do not include immunizations. Only sports physicals will be offered at these events; students will not be able to receive physicals for other activities, such as scouting.
At Camdenton only, the Camden County Health Department will be available to give meningitis and Tdap vaccinations to incoming eighth graders and seniors. To receive the immunization, Camdenton students must bring their immunization record and insurance card. Most insurance plans cover the full cost of immunizations, and students without insurance will not be charged. Parents are encouraged to check their plan benefits.
For more information on the School of the Osage and Camdenton events, call Lake Regional Orthopedics at 573-302-3990. For Iberia, Tuscumbia and Crocker, call Lake Regional Clinic – Iberia at 573-793-6900.
Lake Regional Sports Medicine serves area athletes with comprehensive care of sports injuries and athletic trainer services. The providers include a board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine specialist and a foot and ankle specialist, as well as orthopedic surgeons at Lake Regional Orthopedics. For more information, visit www.lakeregional.com/SportsMedicine.