Sports Physicals

 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
  • Vision
  • 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
be available.

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
  • Holidays
    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