Published on April 28, 2022

MyMichigan Health Offering Free School Sports Physicals

Photo of sports balls and equipment.

The Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) requires pre-participation Sports Physicals for students in 5th grade or higher who wish to participate in school sports. Physicals completed after April 15 are considered valid for the following school year.

Primary care providers at MyMichigan Health concur with the American Academy of Pediatrics that a patient’s best option for care is through their primary care provider.

“We encourage parents to incorporate sports physicals into the child’s yearly wellness exams if possible,” said Shreya Wachob, M.D., a pediatrician at MyMichigan Medical Center Mt. Pleasant. “Your child’s primary care provider is most familiar with their complete health history and can guide you through proper follow-up care if there are any findings.”

“We also recommend that athletes do not wait until the start of the sports season to schedule their physical but begin the process as soon after April 15 as practical so that we have sufficient time to address any health issues before practices begin.”

To assist in that process, MyMichigan is offering the following free clinics for athletes who are not already established with a primary care provider or whose yearly wellness exam falls outside the window for participation in early season sports.

Athletes do not need an appointment to attend these clinics. They should bring a completed MHSAA pre-participation physical form signed by a parent or guardian. This form is available online at https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/physical2page.pdf.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their physical.

Alma

Friday, May 20, 3-5 p.m.
Family Practice Center Alma
330 E. Warwick Drive

Clare

Wednesday May 25, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, June 2, 5-8 p.m.
MyMichigan Medical Offices Clare
602 Beech Street, Suites 2200 and 2240

Harrison

Tuesday, May 10, 4–7 p.m.
MyMichigan Health Park Harrison
815 N. Clare Ave, Suite A

Mt. Pleasant

Thursday, May 26, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
MyMichigan Medical Center Mt. Pleasant
South Medical Office, Suite 1760
4851 E. Pickard Street

Shepherd

Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
MyMichigan Family Medicine
364 W. Wright Street

Those who would like assistance with identifying a primary care provider and scheduling a new patient appointment may call MyMichigan Health Line at (800) 999-3199.