Sports Physicals

Help prepare your athlete for their season.

Make sure your athlete is ready to participate in the sports they love. Schedule a sports physical at a Novant Health location in your area. 

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Who needs a sports physical? 

Schools, athletic organizations, summer camps and recreational sports teams generally require student-athletes to complete a sports physical — also referred to as a preparticipation physical exam — before participating in team practices or athletic events. 

Can I schedule a sports physical? 

Novant Health primary care, family medicine, urgent care and sports medicine clinics have providers on staff trained to perform sports physicals. Wherever you live in the region, you'll find a Novant Health clinic that can help your athlete fulfill this requirement. 

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Sports Physicals vs. Well-Child Visits

A sports physical is used to determine whether it is safe for your child to participate in sports. During a well-child visit, your child’s overall health and medical history will be assessed, routine immunizations given and your child’s development will be tracked and recorded.