A pre-participation physical examination - also known as a sports physical - is an overall check-up to see if an individual’s health and fitness are suitable for the particular sport they play.
During this physical, a health care provider will look for any previous injuries or diseases that may make it unsafe for an individual to participate in a particular sport.
These are different from regular physicals and should not be a substitute for an annual physical. Be ready to answer questions regarding previous hospitalizations, illnesses, or injuries that may make it unsafe to play.
It is recommended that a sports physical be conducted six to eight weeks prior to the start of the sport’s season just in case any conditions need to be treated.
You can get a sports physical at any of our Urgent Care sites (by appointment only). Call our urgent care location nearest you to get information regarding specific hours for these examinations.
Our urgent care centers provide non-emergency treatment and walk-in medical care every day of the year. In the event of a minor medical incident, our exceptional team of urgent care physicians will see you right away. No appointment or prior authorization is needed.
MemorialCare offers primary care to patients through family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and urgent care at multiple locations throughout Southern California. MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians are two of the many leading physician groups affiliated with MemorialCare.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialists are physicians with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of sports-related illness and injury.
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