Urgent Care for Sports Physicals Q&A
Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic perform sports physical exams for children and adults to participate in summer camps, sports teams, or school sports activities. Open every day, no appointment needed. We have convenient locations to serve you in Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford, CT and Newington, CT.
Table of Contents:
Do urgent cares do sports physicals?
What does a sports physical exam consist of?
Are sports physicals covered by insurance?
How much does a sports physical cost?
How much does a physical cost without insurance?
How long do sports physicals last?
What should I expect in a physical?
Is a sports physical the same as a regular physical?
Why do you need a sports physical?
Are you or your child starting a new sports season? Chances are they are going to need a sports physical before they can even attend the first practice! While easy to administer, they can be tough to schedule with your primary care physician. Usually, the best appointment slots get gobbled up months before the start of a season. If there is a deadline approaching for a sports physical to join the team, come to Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic today for a Sports Physical. No appointment is needed!
Yes, we do! We’ve given sports physicals for many athletes in the Newington and Oxford, CT area.
A sports physical at Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic will involve a thorough medical examination by a board-certified doctor. Our provider will screen for any undiagnosed or underlying health issues that could cause problems if you exert yourself. If we do find a medical concern, we’ll do our best to help you manage it so you can still participate. Catching these concerns early is key to keeping you healthy.
Sports physicals are generally not covered by insurance, although a “wellness check,” which can be used to complete a sports physical in some cases, is covered by insurance.
A sports physical at Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic is very affordable and competitive compared to other local urgent care centers. For children under the age of 18, the fee for a sports physical is $99. For adults, they are $125.
A sports physical without insurance starts at $149. There may be additional fees if further tests are needed to complete the physical.
Generally, a sports physical shouldn’t last more than thirty minutes.
During a sports physical, our doctor will take a variety of vitals, including your blood pressure, lung capacity, and heart rate. They will also talk with you about the sports you are playing and your role on the team. Depending on the nature of the conversation, the doctor may do some strength and agility screening to make sure you can safely participate.
A sports physical shares many of the qualities of a regular physical, but they aren’t exactly alike. A regular physical may involve more lab work to look at things like blood sugar, cholesterol, or even cancer screenings. This sort of in-depth examination is usually not needed for a sports physical.
A sports physical is needed to make sure you are medically fit to participate in strenuous activity. In many cases, the insurance for an organization will often require that participants undergo a sports physical for liability purposes. A sports physical also is a chance for a doctor to take a look at your health to ensure there are no surprises that could endanger your health. It is much better to detect these in a doctor’s office rather than have a medical emergency in the middle of a game!
You can receive a sports physical with an appointment at either of our urgent care locations:
Priority Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic Oxford
278-2 Oxford Road
Oxford CT 06478
Phone: (475) 675-5502
Priority Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic Newington
2909 Berlin Turnpike
Newington CT 06111
Phone: (860) 436-3757
Both centers are open from 8:00 am to 7:45 pm Monday through Friday and from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Do you have any questions about sports physicals? Call either center today, and our staff will be more than happy to assist you! We serve patients from Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford CT, Newington CT, East Windsor CT, Somers CT, Burlington CT, Canton CT, Branford CT, New Haven CT, Middletown CT, Rocky Hill CT Seymour CT, Middlebury CT, Hartford CT, Addison CT, and BEYOND!
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