Your child’s school may require a sports physical prior to participating in sports. A sports physical does not guarantee your child will be able to participate.
The Purpose of the Physical is:
- To determine if your child is physically fit to participate in sports
- To identify any conditions that could prevent his/her participation or that need treatment before he/she can participate
What to Expect
A physical normally takes 15 to 20 minutes. During the exam, the provider checks and reviews:
- Medical history
- Joints and flexibility
- General fitness
How to Prepare
Bring the following to the physical:
- The form provided by the school
- All medical records, including immunizations*
- A list of all medications and doses, both prescribed* and over-the-counter
- Be prepared to discuss any observed changes in mood or behavior
*If the person getting the sports physical is a Spectrum Health patient, this information will
How to Obtain a Sports Physical
Primary Care Office
Call your child’s primary care provider about scheduling a sports physical, or including the physical as a part of your child’s annual well-child visit.
Your Child’s School
Contact your school to see if on-site sports physical clinics are offered.
Urgent Care and Occupational Health Locations and Hours
- All urgent care locations, except the Spectrum Health South Pavilion and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
- Spectrum Health South Pavilion Urgent Care
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
- Sports physicals are not available at the Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital urgent care location
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alpine and West Pavilion locations only
- Occupational Health Clinics - Grand Rapids
Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Occupational Health Clinics - Greenville
Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
*All Occupational Health Clinics closed on weekends and holidays
If you have questions about which location to visit, call 877.362.8362