Every August, 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 Thursday, August 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 Friday, August 3 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from noon to 6 p.m. 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 2017, the clinic was able to donate $2,600 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.”