Fall physicals at Indigo
Need a physical for the fall? Indigo offers sports physical exams, which is required by most states before a minor can enroll in sporting events.
The goal of the physical is to assess health and fitness levels, and check for any injuries or diseases that could make it unsafe for someone to participate in sports.
Sports Physicals FAQs
If you need to know where to get a physical exam for school or sports, there are several options. Doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners can perform the physical as well as sign the required forms. Some schools offer sports physicals and often have health care stations set up around a gymnasium where the practitioner can perform different tests on the teens. If you are wondering “do urgent cares do physicals?”, yes many walk-in clinics, like Indigo, also offer middle school and high school sports physicals.
It’s ideal to have a pre-participation physical exam performed at least six to eight weeks before the sports season begins. This gives the health care provider time to treat any conditions they may find, as well as time for any necessary follow-up exams.
At the beginning of the pre-participation physical exam, you will be asked to fill out a health history questionnaire about any illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, as well as a family health history.
The provider may also ask about any previous injuries, such as concussions, sprains, bone fractures, hospitalizations or surgeries that might prevent your student from participating in the sport. Lifestyle questions, such as medications they might be on, as well as drug and alcohol use, will also likely be asked.
We accept most major insurances for a sports physical. If you don't have insurance, patients are responsible for paying $99 at the time of visit.
Most insurances cover the cost of sports physicals. We also have self-pay options available.
Please note: TriCare sports physicals are not covered and Medicaid sports physicals need to go through primary care provider.
Urgent Care does not provide DOT physicals. Please visit MultiCare Occupational Medicine to schedule an appointment. Wait times for appointments vary.