Sports and
Camp Physicals

Bring your child to any Doctors Care for a sports or camp physical.
No appointment Necessary; walk-ins are always welcome.

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Making sure your athlete is OK to play is the first step in getting ready for the big game.

Here’s everything you need to know about sports and camp physicals:

What is a sports physical?

Sports physical examinations can help detect some health problems that could interfere with performance, and help ensure the safety of your child while playing sports.

Why is a sports physical necessary?

During the sports physical exam, the provider will review your child or teen’s medical history and look for conditions or injuries that could potentially make it unsafe to participate in sports. This is a great opportunity to discuss with the provider ways your athlete may be prone to injury so they may suggest tips to avoid future issues.

Who needs a sports physical?

South Carolina requires all student athletes to complete a sports physical before participating in school-sanctioned sports. Additionally, most recreational groups, such as Boy Scouts of America, require a physical to attend and participate.

What should I bring for a sports physical?

Be sure to have these items with you when you come in with your child for a sports or camp physical:

  1. Drivers license, or other form of personal identification
  2. Sports or camp physical form
  3. Completed sports physical questionnaire form

The sports or camp physical form will likely include your child’s health history, certifications, consents and signatures. We recommend bringing a list of medications your child is taking, information regarding previous surgeries or injuries, or other illnesses we may need to be aware of in order to complete the examination.

Download Doctors Care Sports Physical Questionnaire

Don’t have a sports or camp physical form? Here are two common ones that we see in our centers:

SCHSL State-wide High School Sports Physical FormBoy Scout Camp Physical Form

When should I get a sports physical?

Sports physical examinations should be completed yearly. We recommend having the physical completed a few weeks before the season begins so there will be plenty of time to follow-up if necessary.

Can my child have a sports physical at Doctors Care if they have previously tested positive for COVID-19?

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 6 months, it will be necessary for you to take your child to their primary care provider for their sports physical and their post COVID-19 clearance form.

Due to the increased risk associated with physical activity in children who have had COVID-19, clearing them for sports is beyond our scope of practice. Your child may need a EKG and/or a cardiology referral before they can be cleared. It is in your child’s best interest to have this done by their primary care provider.

Gear up for
the game!

Come to any Doctors Care for your sports and camp physical.

No appointment necessary.
Check in online and we’ll text you when it’s time to come in!
Find a Location

Sports & Camp Physicals

Bring your child to any Doctors Care for a sports or camp physical.
No appointment necessary; walk-ins are always welcome.

Find a Location
Making sure your athlete is OK to play is the first step in getting ready for the big game.
Here’s everything you need to know about sports and camp physicals:

What is a sports physical?

Sports physical examinations can help detect some health problems that could interfere with performance, and help ensure the safety of your child while playing sports.

Why is a sports physical necessary?

During the sports physical exam, the provider will review your child or teen’s medical history and look for conditions or injuries that could potentially make it unsafe to participate in sports. This is a great opportunity to discuss with the provider ways your athlete may be prone to injury so they may suggest tips to avoid future issues.

Who needs a sports physical?

South Carolina requires all student athletes to complete a sports physical before participating in school-sanctioned sports. Additionally, most recreational groups, such as Boy Scouts of America, require a physical to attend and participate.

What should I bring for a sports physical?

Be sure to have these items with you when you come in with your child for a sports or camp physical:

  1. Drivers license, or other form of personal identification
  2. Sports or camp physical form
  3. Completed sports physical questionnaire form

The sports or camp physical form will likely include your child’s health history, certifications, consents and signatures. We recommend bringing a list of medications your child is taking, information regarding previous surgeries or injuries, or other illnesses we may need to be aware of in order to complete the examination.

Don’t have a sports or camp physical form? Here are two common ones that we see in our centers:

SCHSL State-wide High School Sports Physical FormBoy Scout Camp Physical Form

When should I get a sports physical?

Sports physical examinations should be completed yearly. We recommend having the physical completed a few weeks before the season begins so there will be plenty of time to follow-up if necessary.

Can my child have a sports physical at Doctors Care if they have previously tested positive for COVID-19?

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 6 months, it will be necessary for you to take your child to their primary care provider for their sports physical and their post COVID-19 clearance form.

Due to the increased risk associated with physical activity in children who have had COVID-19, clearing them for sports is beyond our scope of practice. Your child may need a EKG and/or a cardiology referral before they can be cleared. It is in your child’s best interest to have this done by their primary care provider.

Gear up for
the game!

Come to any Doctors Care for your sports and camp physical.
No appointment necessary.
Check in online and we’ll text you when it’s time to come in!
Find a Location