Published on June 23, 2021

Dates Added - Ozarks Healthcare offering Free Athletic Physicals for Area Students July 22 and for Rural Schools through Summer

To help its community prepare for the upcoming school year, Ozarks Healthcare will offer free athletic physicals for area student athletes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, at Ozarks Healthcare Pediatrics located at 312 Kentucky Ave. in West Plains. Additional dates for physicals to be conducted for schools outlying the West Plains area have been recently added to the following schedule. 

Local physicians, family nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses will conduct physicals for student athletes entering grades 7 through 12 at local schools.

To follow social distancing guidelines, participants are encouraged to arrive during specified time slots determined by their school or high school team. Teams outside of the West Plains R-7 School District are encouraged to attend during specified OPEN time slots. 

Times and locations are as follows:

TIME Girls Boys
9 – 10 a.m. Cross Country, Track Cross Country, Track
10 – 10:30 a.m. Softball Football
10:30 – 11 a.m. Tennis Football/Tennis
11 – 11:30 a.m. Golf/Cheer Swim
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. West Plains Middle School West Plains Middle School
12 – 12:30 p.m. Volleyball Soccer
12:30 – 1 p.m. Richards Richards
1 – 1:30 p.m. Wrestling Wrestling
1:30 – 2 p.m. Junction Hill Junction Hill
2 – 2:30 p.m. Basketball Basketball
2:30 – 3 p.m. Fairview Fairview
3 – 3:30 p.m. Swim Baseball
3:30 – 4 p.m. Glenwood Glenwood
4 – 4:30 p.m. Soccer Golf/Tennis
4:30 – 5 p.m. Howell Valley Howell Valley
5 – 7 p.m. OPEN OPEN

Student athletes are asked to check-in at the tents located in the Ozarks Healthcare Pediatrics Parking Lot. Temperatures and COVID-19 screening questions will be asked upon arrival. Once checked in, students will be directed to the appropriate location to complete their athletic physical. 
All students will be required to submit a signed consent/medical history form and provide current insurance information from a parent or legal guardian at the time of the physicals. Consent forms may be picked up between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the West Plains High School Office located at 602 E. Olden in West Plains.

Forms are also available online at https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/about-us/for-community/.

Athletic Physicals Offered in Ozarks Healthcare’s Rural Locations

Gainesville:

Ozarks Healthcare staff will conduct free athletic physicals for Gainesville students on Thursday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gainesville School District. All students will be required to submit a signed consent/medical history form and provide current insurance information from a parent or legal guardian at the time of the physicals. Gainesville students can download the form from Ozarks Healthcare’s website at the link previously mentioned or contact Mr. Gilmore at 417-679-4200.

Dora:

Ozarks Healthcare staff will conduct free athletic physicals for Dora students on Thursday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dora School District. All students will be required to submit a signed consent/medical history form and provide current insurance information from a parent or legal guardian at the time of the physicals. Dora students can download the form from Ozarks Healthcare’s website at the link previously mentioned or contact Coach Fox at 417-259-0269.

Thayer, Couch, and Mammoth Spring, Arkansas:

Additional free athletic physicals will be offered for students in grades 8-12 in Thayer, Couch, and Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, on Friday, July 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare’s Thayer location. Ozarks Healthcare Thayer is located at 1375 Nettleton Ave. in Thayer. All students will be required to submit a signed consent/medical history form and provide current insurance information from a parent or legal guardian at the time of the physicals. Thayer, Couch, and Mammoth Spring students can download the form from Ozarks Healthcare’s website at the link previously mentioned.

Bakersfield:

Ozarks Healthcare staff will conduct free athletic physicals for Bakersfield students on Wednesday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bakersfield School District. All students will be required to submit a signed consent/medical history form and provide current insurance information from a parent or legal guardian at the time of the physicals. Bakersfield students can download the form from Ozarks Healthcare’s website at the link previously mentioned or contact Doug Landsdown at 417-284-7333.

Alton:

Students in Alton needing an athletic physical may call Ozarks Healthcare’s Alton location to schedule a physical anytime Monday through Friday. Ozarks Healthcare Alton is located at 100 Medical Dr. in Alton and can be reached at 417-778-7227.
For additional information, contact Ozarks Healthcare Therapies at 417-257-5959.

Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about Ozarks Healthcare, visit www.OzarksHealthcare.com.

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