HRMC Urgent Cares Provide Sports Physicals for $31.50

By Haywood Regional Medical Center | Feb 09, 2017
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Has your child had a sports physical this year? You can get it done – no appointment necessary at our Urgent Care Clinics in Waynesville and Canton – 7 days a week from 8:00am-6:30pm for $31.50 (cash only).  The Pre-Participation Examination (PPE) is the definitive guide for physicians and other health professionals who evaluate athletes before training or competition – an essential tool for promoting the health and safety of athletes. The PPE provides the medical background for decisions by the individual athlete’s physician or the team physician. The PPE screens for potentially catastrophic conditions, but also can catch conditions that can predispose an athlete to injury or illness. To prepare for the physical, fill out the PPE History form that is provided by the recreational club or school. If you don’t have the form, visit MyHaywoodRegional.com/UrgentCare, to download the Sports Pre-Participation Examination form.  Also prepare any questions you would like to ask the physician.

“The PPE is an essential part of a responsible athletic program,” said former Congressman Jim Ryun, an Olympic medalist and multi-world record holder in track. “These screenings, if done timely and done right, can help prevent the kinds of injuries that can end a career or even a life.”  The PPE is a collaboration of six leading medical societies: • American Academy of Family Physicians • American Academy of Pediatrics • American College of Sports Medicine • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine • American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

Haywood Regional Urgent Care Clinics offer two locations in Haywood County:  Urgent Care-Canton, 55 Buckeye Cove Road, Canton (Exit 31 off I-40 (north) and Urgent Care-Waynesville, 556 Hazelwood Road, Waynesville (US 23/74 - Exit 100 south).  Both locations are open seven days a week from 8am-6:30pm.  For questions, call the Canton clinic at 828-648-0282 or Waynesville clinic at 828-452-8890. All patients are seen on a walk-in basis. Major credit cards are accepted. As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Haywood Regional Urgent Care is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. Visit us at http://www.myhaywoodregional.com/urgentcare .

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