Getting a school or sports physical can minimize the potential risks of illness and injury and provide you with the qualifications you need to enjoy your sport as an athlete. At Reliance Primary & Urgent Care, our team can provide school and sports physicals for children and young adults in Jacksonville, FL.

School and Sports Physicals For Admission at Reliance Primary & Urgent Care

Sports physicals determine an athlete’s ability to engage in vigorous activity, such as high school or college-level sports. Many sports physicals depend on the governing body, school, or state requirements to ensure that each person is healthy enough to participate safely in their chosen sport or be admitted to their current school of choice. However, sports and school physicals do not replace annual exams, so scheduling your annual exam with our primary care providers for your health is essential.

During your school or sports physical, Dr. Patel will follow the specific requirements set by your school’s governing organization and will perform various tests, including:

  • Check the athlete’s blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate, and rhythm.
  • Details regarding dietary supplements, medications, or prescriptions for the athlete.
  • Evaluate the flexibility of the athlete’s joints
  • Check for overall posture and muscle strength
  • Examine the ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, and abdomen for signs of illness or injury.
  • Measure the athlete’s height and weight
  • Review the athlete’s medical history and family history
  • Perform a vision check for visual acuity and eyesight problems

As part of our dedication to quality healthcare, Dr. Patel can provide treatment for any pre-existing or current conditions previously experienced and offer both urgent care and long-term management of severe conditions and injuries. For athletes, we can treat conditions such as concussions, heat stroke, and ankle sprains. We can provide routine physical exams, medication management, and lifestyle recommendations for young children and athletes seeking to excel and help avoid injuries throughout their life.

Getting a school or sports physical can help prevent avoidable illness, injury, and possibly life-threatening situations. As we work to meet the eligibility requirements for your school or sports physical, Dr. Patel will work with your school, sport, or governing organization to help avoid issues that can affect participation and attain the required medical forms for you or your athlete’s admission.

For patients requiring school or sports physicals, we are open six days a week, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, and every second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm. Dr. Patel and his team are passionate about providing quality, affordable patient care and can offer self-pay options for patients without insurance.

Schedule Your School and Sports Physicals at Reliance Primary & Urgent Care Today!

Through spending time with each person, we help ensure you’re ready to participate and reach your true potential. Our Reliance Primary & Urgent Care team offers prevention and treatment options for acute and chronic health conditions to improve your quality of life and keep you healthy. If you want to learn more about our wellness and exam services, make sure to schedule an appointment with us today!