Ashley McAllister, M.D., Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health pediatric sports medicine specialist, is offering sports physical exams for children on two upcoming dates at Kids First Pediatric Urgent Care locations.
Athletic programs in schools across the metro area typically require annual physical exams before students are allowed to participate in any form of organized sports activity.
To help support young athletes throughout the community, sports physicals are offered for $35 on the following dates and locations:
July 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Oklahoma Children's Hospital - Kids First Pediatric Urgent Care - Edmond, 2820 N. Kelly Ave., Suite 100
August 3, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Oklahoma Children's Hospital - Kids First Pediatric Urgent Care - May Avenue, 12516 N. May Ave.
The exam takes about 30 minutes and will include a review of the athlete's medical history including any previous injuries, discussion of topics related to each athlete's chosen sport and physical exam with vitals. A sports physical form is completed and signed by the healthcare provider, which the student may return to the school. Students may bring forms supplied by their schools to their appointments, but the clinic will have forms available as well.
McAllister also offers sports physical exams at Oklahoma Children's Hospital Sooner Pediatrics in downtown Oklahoma City. Athletes do not need be established patients of Oklahoma Children's Hospital or OU Health to schedule sports physicals, and a referral is not required. To make an appointment for any location, call (405) 271-6827.