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Free Sports Physicals

Free Sports Physicals at Lakes Urgent Care

Free Sports Physicals every Thursday at Lakes Urgent Care

Lakes Urgent Care offers FREE sports physicals and camp/scouting physicals all day every Thursday at our West Bloomfield and Livonia locations.

The free physical includes history, exam, basic urinalysis and form completion only.

This is not a replacement for your child’s important annual and complete physical with your Pediatrician or primary care doctor.

  • A parent MUST accompany child at time of physical
  • One free sports physical per student per calendar year
  • Limit of one child per family per day
  • Any additional testing required is charged separately
  • Retail value of sports physical exam is $45.00
  • Offer is subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions about Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

As a condition to participation in many extra-curricular activities, most sport or camping organizations are required by law to maintain on file a current history and physical exam form with physician approval to safely participate. Obtaining the pre-participation physical at your pediatrician or primary care physicians office is very appropriate. Many offices will even complete the form without an exam, if the annual full exam was recently done if you drop the form off for completion. However, for after-hours convenience, a qualified and certified urgent care can quickly perform a sports physical at a very reasonable cost. At Lakes Urgent Care we complete a more comprehensive sports physical and will complete the required form at the time of the visit if no concerns are uncovered at the evaluation for a fixed cost.

As our way of giving back to the community for our 13 years of service, we now offer FREE sports physicals all day, every Thursday at Lakes Urgent Care in West Bloomfield and Livonia. You’ll find all the details on our Free Sports Physicals page.

The pre-participation physical is NOT a substitute for your child’s annual complete physical with his or her pediatrician or primary care physician. The focus of this annual visit is much different and should never be ignored or avoided in your child’s best interest. Vaccination status, psychosocial history exploration, in addition to a much deeper history and physical exam are critical in maintaining excellent health in our children and keeping them safe.

As our way of giving back to the community for our 13 years of service, we now offer FREE sports physicals all day, every Thursday at Lakes Urgent Care in West Bloomfield and Livonia. You’ll find all the details on our Free Sports Physicals page.

A sports, camp, or pre-participation physical is an abbreviated physical exam which essentially looks for any health issues that may preclude a young athlete from safely participating in the sport or activity of interest. When done properly, the history portion is completed by the parent and then reviewed with the health care provider to determine potential risks.

Family history is an important component to a sports physical.

The physical portion of the exam focuses on the patient’s vision, heart, lung and musculoskeletal system. If the doctor finds any sign of a potential problem, he or she should require a more in depth evaluation or testing with the patient’s regular pediatrician or primary care physician. At Lakes Urgent Care we also routinely complete vision testing along with urine testing as a part of the pre-participation physical.  If there appears to be no reasons for exclusion, the appropriate forms are completed for submission.

As our way of giving back to the community for our 13 years of service, we now offer FREE sports physicals all day, every Thursday at Lakes Urgent Care in West Bloomfield and Livonia. You’ll find all the details on our Free Sports Physicals page.

Regardless of whether he plays sports or not, your son should have a complete physical exam once a year with his pediatrician or primary care physician. The sport or camp physical should never be used as a substitute for this more thorough annual evaluation. The focus of each of these types of physicals is very different.

The sports physical is really an adjunct to the annual complete physical, with more specific questions about your son’s physical ability to play sports safely. Most health insurance plans to don’t cover services for this type of evaluation, but you can get this completed at a certified urgent care at a very reasonable cost. Simply download and bring your school’s athletic exam form to either your primary care physician or a certified urgent care facility. Lakes Urgent Care takes care of sports physicals easily and quickly if you need us after hours to accommodate your families busy schedule.