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It doesn’t matter if it is the summer or the school year; the schedules for parents and children are usually busy. If you or your child participate in organized sports or go to summer camps, you are going to need a sports physical. It can be challenging to schedule this simple examination with your regular doctor without having to take a day off of work. Often you have to plan these appointments months in advance. Skip the hassle and make the process easier with a visit to AFC Urgent Care West Chester for your Sports Physical. No appointment is needed to receive a sports physical at our urgent care center, and we will complete all forms after your thorough examination. We can, if requested, forward the results of your physical to your regular doctor to update their records.
A physical before competitive sports is crucial to keeping healthy throughout the year, especially for children. In many cases, you will not be allowed to participate in organized sports without passing a sports physical. Our board-certified doctors will ensure you or your child’s bodies and joints can handle the activities related to the sport they are playing or the camp they are attending. Our providers will make sure you can handle hours of stretching, bending, and running without any health concerns. Catching a problem early gives us a chance to address them and prevent severe injuries before they happen. Although generally required, it is a good idea to get a sports physical every year.
Depending on the nature of the activity, some of the things our doctors will review include:
Our providers will look over you or your child’s medical history to review any previous health issues or diseases. If there is documentation regarding any past medical concerns, please bring it with you to our clinic so our doctor can review it as part of the physical process. It will only help them give a more, thorough examination. Details regarding past injuries, allergies, or current medications are also helpful
During the physical examination, our providers will record you or your child’s blood pressure, weight, heart function, and pulse. They will also test, depending on the activity, your flexibility, and joints. This part of the examination ensures you or your child’s current health is prepared for various vigorous physical activities and exercise. These things will all be recorded so they can be compared later in future physicals to ensure there are no concerning changes.
AFC Urgent Care West Chester is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. No appointment is required for a sports physical or any of the other services we offer. You can make an appointment and “save your spot" through our website if you desire. Do you have any questions about sports physical or our other services? Call our friendly staff today!
510 East Gay Street,
West Chester, PA 19380
No appointment is needed for a sports physical. However, if specific forms need to be filled out or signed, please bring them in at the time of the physical. We can accommodate last-minute requests, so there are no delays for someone starting a sport.
No. Our sports physical should satisfy the requirements of any local school, camp, amateur, or semi-professional sport. Feel free to call if there is a specific thing you would like to be checked during a physical
AFC offers some of the lowest wait times around, with many patients getting in to see a provider in less than 15 minutes. Your exam will probably take around a half hour. High patient volume and complex patient cases may effect exam times and wait times.
We’ll complete your paperwork as required, but if it’s something we can help with we might be able to provide you with treatment on the spot. With in-house labs at many locations, you could be on your way without the need for a second visit.