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Posted: July 24, 2013 - 12:05pm

SPH sponsors physical exam clinic at Homer Medical Center

Physical exams for high school students will be offered at the “Sports Physical Clinic” at Homer Medical Center from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3.  No appointments are offered; however, students are asked to stagger arrival according to the following schedule: 

• 8 a.m.: Last names beginning with A-E; 

• 9 a.m.: Last names beginning with F-J;

• 10 a.m.: Last names beginning with K-O;

• 11 a.m.: Last names beginning with P-T;

• Noon: Last names beginning with U-Z.

Physical screenings are required by the Alaska School Activities Association for high school students participating in sports and activities. Health care providers in the community are volunteering their time to provide the exams, and this is a fundraiser for the local Booster Club. Therefore, a $10 donation is requested, made payable to the Booster Club. However no one will be turned away for lack of money.

In an effort to speed the process along and improve service, parents are asked to complete page one of the two-page exam form prior to presenting at the clinic. The form can be found at www.sphosp.org or call 235-0397 to have a form faxed or mailed. 

All students must bring or wear loose fitting shorts for the screening. 

These screenings look for signs or symptoms of certain risks that students might face in their participation in certain activities. The purpose is to screen the students and refer them for additional evaluation if needed prior to participating in that activity.  

This event is coordinated by South Peninsula Hospital, Homer Medical Center, Homer High School and local health care providers. For more information, contact Derotha Ferraro at South Peninsula Hospital at 235-0397.

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