Free athletic physicals for area students July 21
WEST PLAINS — Ozarks Medical Center will offer free athletic physicals
for area student athletes from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the
Shaw Medical Building, across from the main entrance of the hospital at
1100 Kentucky Avenue.
Participants are encouraged to arrive during specific time slots, determined
by the first letter of their last name. Times are as follows:
4:30 to 5 p.m. A to E
5 to 5:30 p.m. F to I
5:30 to 6 p.m. J to M
6 to 6:30 p.m. N to Q
6:30 to 7 p.m. R to U
7 to 7:30 p.m. V to Z
Local physicians, family nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses
will conduct physicals for student athletes entering 7th through 12th grades attending local area schools.
Athletic physicals are required for all students who plan to participate
in any school-sponsored sport. Pam Ream, Director of OMC Rehabilitation
Services, said the free physicals are part of an extended cooperative
effort between OMC, the West Plains R-7 School District and other area
“Participating in school athletics is a great way for children and
teens to stay active and healthy. We are proud to offer free physicals
in support of our student athletes,” Ream said.
Last year, 411 area students turned out for this event.
Ream said dividing participants by last name has made the process quicker
and more efficient.
All students will be required to submit a signed consent form and current
insurance information from a parent or legal guardian at the time of the
physicals. Forms must be completely filled out in order for the student
to receive the physical. Partial information and incomplete forms will
not be accepted.
Consent forms may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through
Friday, at the West Plains High School office; at OMC Education Services,
located in the Parkway Center in West Plains; or at OMC Rehabilitation
Services, located on the second floor of the Shaw Medical Building, 1111
Kentucky Ave. Forms also are available online at http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/documents/events/physicals-form.pdf
or from www.zizzers.org.
The night of the physicals boys requesting physicals should use the Kentucky
Avenue east side entrance. Girls should use the main building entrance.
For additional information, contact OMC Rehabilitation Services at 417-257-5959
or OMC Public Relations at 417-257-6735.