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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

High-school sports physicals now require exams by physicians

Franciscan Sports Medicine hosts clinic May 14 at Indianapolis campus

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – As summer high school athletic training programs get under way, parents coaches and athletes need to prepare for the new guidelines regarding sports physicals. All pre-participation exams must be completed by licensed physicians as required by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Franciscan St. Francis Health Sports Medicine wants young athletes to get off to a good start and is offering a clinic Saturday, May 14. The clinic is from 9 a.m. to noon and is located at the hospital’s Indianapolis campus (5255 E. Stop 11 Road, Suite 301).

No family doctor? No problem. A staff doctor will be on hand to administer and certify all athletes between the ages of 14 and 18.

The cost is $15 per athlete (cash or check only). Exams are by appointment only and may be made by calling 317-781-1133.