School isn’t even out but Mercy Clinic physicians and providers are already gearing up for fall.
That’s because every May, Mercy Clinics set aside specific dates when middle school and high school students walk-in for a reduced-cost or free sports physical.
Mercy Clinic Fort Scott will offer $10 sports physicals in suite A of the clinic on Wednesday, May 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary and the $10 rate is available only on this date.
Mercy Clinic Linn County will hold the free annual sports physical clinic on Saturday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to noon at 11155 Tucker Rd. in Pleasanton. Sports physicals are free on this date only. Appointments can be schedule by calling 913-352-8379 or toll free at 877-336-3729.
In the case of the reduced-cost physicals, the $10 fee is donated back to the student’s school activity fund. In 2016, the clinic was able to donate $2,400 to local schools to help with equipment or supply purchases.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association requires students who plan to participate in extracurricular activities to have a current physical on file.
According to Mercy Clinic Fort Scott director Michelle Bruner, “The physicals insure that the student is healthy to participate.
The students receive a thorough physical exam to be sure there are no signs of heart disease or other health-related issues that would cause problems playing sports and being physically active.”
Bruner added, “The clinic staff considers it a privilege to offer this service to students. By volunteering our time, we are able to pass the benefit right on to the schools in our service area.”