May 3, 2021, Van Wert, OH – Van Wert Health announced an initiative to administer sports physicals for local student athletes who attend four schools in the surrounding area. In order to play school sports, all student athletes are required by state law to receive an annual physical each academic year for health and safety reasons.
“Our primary concern is the safety of our student athletes in any sport they play,” said Natalie Koester, Director of Rehabilitation at Van Wert Health. “The convenience of offering sports physicals in a familiar setting is helpful to our student athletes and families alike.”
- Van Wert City Schools: Wednesday, May 12 from 8:30AM – 12:30PM
- Ottoville Local Schools: Friday, May 14 from 8:30AM – 12:30PM
- Lincolnview Local Schools: Tuesday, May 25 from 12:00PM - 5:00PM
- Crestview Local Schools: Thursday, June 3 from 8:30AM – 12:30PM
All physicals will take place at the respective high school for a reduced fee of $10 each. Each physical will be administered by a certified health provider, and schools will ensure there is privacy for students during each physical examination. Each student athlete who plans on receiving a physical must bring a completed Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form.
If students are unable to attend a sports physical at their respective school, they may make an appointment with any Van Wert Health primary care physician or advanced nurse practitioner for a sports physical, or may go to the Walk-in Clinic (no appointment needed) for a reduced fee of $25 between May 1 - July 31.
More information and a link to the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form is available at: vanwerthealth.org/sports-physicals