Mercy to Offer Free Physicals to Student Athletes

June 19, 2014

Student athletes in Mountain View, Missouri, won’t need to jump financial hurdles to get physicals this summer.

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Mountain View will once again be offering the exams at no charge to students within the Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District. Mercy and coaching staff will perform the physicals beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the clinic located at 104 E. US Highway 60.

“This has been a great tradition we’re proud to continue,” said Patty Goforth, practice manager. “Our providers have done this year after year to ensure that every student who wishes to participate is able to do so – regardless of whether he or she can pay.”

Students can pick up the proper paperwork from the clinic or their coaches. Parents and students are each required to fill out separate parts of the forms prior to the July 15 exams.

About 80-110 students take advantage of the free physicals each year. For additional information, contact the clinic at 417-934-2251.