• By Rhoda Madson

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

June 5, 2018

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine will offer walk-in sports physicals for Rochester-area middle school and high school student athletes who want to participate in school sports programs. This includes all athletes from Southeast Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa schools.

The exams will be performed on July 28 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 St. SW in Rochester. The exams follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League.

The exams will cost $20 per student, payable by cash or check only. Forms for the physicals are available at high school athletic offices, school websites or on the Minnesota State High School League website. Complete these forms before the exam, and bring the forms to the appointment. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18.

If athletes wear glasses or contact lenses, bring this eyewear 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 staff includes physicians and residents from Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Family Medicine. Athletic trainers, physical therapists and advanced-practice providers also will be on hand to help with the physicals.

For information about the physicals, contact Chad Eickhoff, 507-266-3461.

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