July 7, 2022
The 5 Ws of Sports Physicals
The deadline for school sports physicals will be here before you know it – consider scheduling your child’s sports physical now! Coryell Health always has your family covered with physicals close to home.
Any of your students that are athletes. Even if your child hasn’t participated in a sport up to this point, but may consider it during the school year, it’s best to schedule their physical sooner rather than later.
Sports physicals are an opportunity for physicians to make sure your child is healthy enough to play sports. They’ll check your athlete’s vitals, joints, flexibility and vision, alongside a short fitness assessment to diagnose and recommend any potential limitations on physical activity. n’t participated in a sport up to this point, but may consider it during the school year, it’s best to schedule their physical sooner rather than later.
At a minimum, six to eight weeks before the season starts. That said, the earlier, the better! Sports physicals are valid for one year, at which point a new exam is required.
You can schedule your athlete’s physical at your family medicine practitioner’s office at Coryell Health.
Texas requires that children and teens have a sports physical before they can start a new sport or begin a new competitive season. Scheduling their sports physical will ensure nothing holds your athletes back from participating in the sports they love!
To schedule a physical, please call Coryell Health Medical Clinic at (254) 865-2166. Bring identification, such as a driver’s license, and current copy of the insurance card that covers your child, and a list of medications the child is taking. If your child has been seen anywhere else since your last visit, such as urgent care or the emergency department, please bring paperwork or test results. To expedite your visit, download the Child Sports Physical form to complete and bring to your child’s appointment.