The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus once again is providing sports physicals for students of Fort Larned USD 495 and Pawnee Heights USD 496 school districts. Family medicine specialists will offer sports exams for boys on May 20 and for girls on May 21. Hours are 2-4:45 p.m. Physicals are $10 and the cost will be donated to the athletic department of your school.
If your child has already received a well-child exam in the past 12 months, parents may still schedule a sports physical and insurance will not be billed since a comprehensive exam has already been conducted.
If your child has not received a well-child exam in the past year, the family medicine team encourages people to schedule their child for this type of appointment. These exams, which include a sports physical, begin May 1. Parents or guardians can call the family medicine team at 620-804-6007 to schedule their child for a comprehensive wellness exam. In addition to sports needs, the exam will address any necessary vaccinations and other medical issues.
Most insurance companies recognize the importance of annual well-child exams as a preventive health service and will provide coverage for these visits. Check with your insurance company to see if your policy covers well-child exams. If your child does not have wellness benefits or you need financial assistance, notify the family medicine care team when you schedule the appointment.
Complete the sports physical form before your appointment. Get the form here: kshsaa.org/public/pdf/form-ppe.pdf
For immunization requirements in Kansas schools, visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website.