• By Rhoda Madson

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine to offer walk-in physicals for local high school athletes

June 3, 2019
young football players on the field

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa schools.

Exams will be performed on Saturday, July 27, from 8 to 11 a.m. CDT, at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, which is on the third floor of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, 565 First Street SW, in Rochester. The cost is $20 per student, payable by cash or check only.

Participants should complete the 2019–2020 Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Medical Eligibility Form before the exam. This form also is available at high school athletic offices or school websites, or on the Minnesota State High School League website. Bring this form to the exam. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18.

Athletes should dress comfortably for the exams. If athletes wear glasses or contact lenses, they should bring them to the exam. The sports physical does not replace care or treatment from a primary care provider. If athletes have underlying medical conditions, they should see their primary care provider.

Mayo Clinic's staff includes physicians and residents from Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Family Medicine. Athletic trainers, physical therapists and advanced-practice providers also will be on hand to help with the exams.

For information, contact Chad Eickhoff, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, at 507-266-9100.

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