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The Children’s Hospital Offers Sports Physicals for Student Athletes

Published: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Ashley McAllister, M.D., OU Children’s Physicians Sooner Pediatrics, is offering sports physical exams for student athletes with appointments available now through Friday, Sept. 4.

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. For many, this requirement can be a significant obstacle to participation.

To help support young athletes throughout the community, sports physicals will be offered for $25 at the Sooner Pediatrics Sports Medicine Clinic, located at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine, 1200 Children’s Ave., Suite A.

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.

Athletes do not need be established patients with OU Children’s Physicians or OU Medicine, and a referral is not required. To make an appointment, call (405) 271-6897.