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Sports and School Physicals

School is back in session, so stop in for your sports or school physical exam!

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Physicals for school are important. Manatee Urgent Care makes it easy for your child to get a required sports or school physical exam:

  • Exams can be performed at either of our two locations - Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch
  • We are open seven days a week
  • Appointments are not required - just walk in
  • Physicals are $25 for grades K through 12

Sports Physicals for Kids

Students who wish to participate in interscholastic athletics must have a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) performed before they can play. PPEs, or sports physicals, are similar to routine physicals in that a medical history and physical exam are completed, and the doctor takes vital signs and checks your child's vision.

The purpose of a PPE is to help ensure that your child is healthy enough to safely participate in sports. Following up on any health issue is a good idea to get your athlete ready for game time.

Access the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form from the Florida High School Athletic Association website >

School Physicals

Students in grades K - 12 who are starting school in Florida for the first time must present a record of a physical exam completed within the past 12 months. A specific form is not required, but it is recommended that you use Florida's standardized School Entry Exam Form. It must be completed by a healthcare provider licensed in the U.S. to perform physical exams.

Students transferring to a Florida school from another state can use a comparable form from that state as long as it has been completed within one year.

Why Choose an Urgent Care for a School Physical?

Scheduling an appointment with your primary physician can take time. Often your child needs a sports physical as soon as possible, and at an urgent care clinic, we have medical professionals more than capable of providing a school sports physical quickly.

School physical examinations protect your athlete from issues and make sure that they are eligible to play or eligible to attend school through a student physical exam. Reach out to us today and let us take care of that for you.

Contact Us Now

Manatee Urgent Care is open seven days a week with convenient daytime and evening hours for patients needing urgent care treatment. Manatee Urgent Care’s team of medical professionals is here to help with your physical needs. Walk-in or make a reservation online.