Picture of kids on a school sports team putting their hands into the middle of a huddle.Shopping for equipment, coordinating a carpool schedule, penciling practices and games into your planner—all of this is to be expected when your child joins a school sports team. But another task you can’t forget is having your child attend a school sports physical. Athletic teams typically require these exams to ensure that their players are healthy enough to safely participate.

Fortunately, if you’re in Hixson, Tennessee, getting your child’s sports physical for school will be an easy item to check off your to-do list. That’s because you can rely on Erlanger ExpressCare, a local urgent care provider that’s been serving the community since 2019. We’re proud to offer school sports physicals and a wide array of other immediate care services to local residents.

What to Expect During a School Sports Physical Exam

Will this be your child’s first time attending a sports physical for a school team? Here’s what you can expect to happen when you visit our clinic for this exam:

  • We’ll ask about your child’s personal and family medical histories.
  • We’ll measure their height and weight, check their vitals, and perform a thorough exam, focusing on their eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, abdomen, joints, strength, and flexibility.
  • If your child passes the exam, we’ll fill out the school sports physical form provided by their team.

Visit Us Whenever You Have Time

One of the qualities that sets Erlanger ExpressCare apart from many other local providers is that we don’t require appointments for our school sports physicals. Instead, our patients can simply walk into our Hixson, TN, office—located at 5441 Highway 153—whenever their schedule allows. Stop by today, and be sure to bring along the physical form for your child’s school sports team.