Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals services offered in Chapel Hill, NC

For the safety of your children and those they encounter while playing sports, sports physicals are required. At Carolina Urgent Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Board Certified Providers, and the professional team provide sports physicals for children so they can be ready for any school sports activity. Book your appointment by phone or online today.

What are sports physicals?

Sports physicals are an annual requirement for children that allows them to participate in sports and attend school as a healthy person. 

Your child’s appointment should take an hour or less. The process can give parents peace of mind that their children are healthy and can participate in school sports.

Does urgent care perform sports physicals?

At Carolina Urgent Care, the answer is yes. Routine checkups that include noninvasive sports and school physicals are normally done at a primary care physician’s office. However, if you aren’t able to book an appointment or require one on short notice for your child, Carolina Urgent Care is the perfect place to go.

What happens during sports physicals?

During a school or sports physical, your provider learns your child’s medical history and other information, asking questions about:

  • Serious illnesses or injuries among family members
  • Current diagnoses, such as asthma or diabetes
  • Previous hospitalizations or surgeries
  • Past injuries
  • Current medications

Your provider also wants to know if your child has ever passed out, has had chest pain, felt dizzy, or had trouble breathing during exercise. This information is one of the most important parts of your child’s exam. It allows the provider to consider potential conditions your child might have. 

How can I prepare my child for a sports physical?

The Carolina Urgent Care team wants your child to have a pleasant experience. Let your child know that the process lasts only about an hour and is noninvasive. This information can keep them relaxed and content.

Also, if your child wears glasses, contacts, or hearing devices, bring those with you.

What does the provider examine at sports physicals?

Your child can expect the provider to:

  • Record their weight and height
  • Check their vital signs
  • Test their vision and hearing
  • Check their heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
  • Evaluate their posture, joints, strength, and flexibility

Results can determine if your child needs further evaluation throughout the screening.

If your child requires a sports physical, call Carolina Urgent Care today or book an appointment online for a quick yet thorough exam.


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