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Walk-In Sports Physicals on Your Schedule

When it’s time to hit the field for a new season, you don’t need a referral from a primary care provider to get a sports physical exam at one of our AdventHealth Centra Care urgent care centers. Our clinics have morning, evening and weekend hours to fit your busy athlete’s schedule, and you can walk right in.

For more than 40 years, we’ve been your trusted urgent care provider, serving you and your whole family when you need us most. We’re here to help our communities feel whole. 

Centra Care Sports Physical Exam Services

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  • Medical History Review

    By looking into your medical history, we can identify potential risk factors that may impact your athletic ability to engage in rigorous physical activities. This thorough examination helps us develop tailored health care plans and safe exercise.

  • General Health Evaluation

    The general evaluation serves as a foundation for creating a proactive approach to health in athletes. It allows us to identify lifestyle factors, such as nutrition, sleep and stress management, which can impact athletic performance.

  • Flexible Hours

    When trying to get your sports physical squared away, scheduling is the last thing you need to worry about. Our Centra Care urgent care centers accept walk-ins, so you don’t have to worry about running out of time. With our evening and weekend hours, we’ve got you covered.

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Find a Location for Your Next Sports Physical Exam

We’re open seven days a week, so you can get the exam you need on your schedule. With locations in Central Florida, Tampa, Kansas and North Carolina, you’ll find a Centra Care urgent care location close to home.

Other Centra Care Services

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  • School Physicals

    Some states require school districts to assess the health of their students annually. Our Centra Care clinicians ensure that getting these routine physicals is an easy, simple step during the hectic back-to-school season.

  • Department of Transportation Physicals

    A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical verifies if you are healthy enough to operate commercial vehicles of five tons or more. It is an important part of keeping our roads safe.

  • Immunizations

    Whether for school, travel or flu season, we offer immunizations to get you on your way faster. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Sports Physical Exam FAQs

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  • Question: What happens during a sports physical exam?


    During a sports physical, we assess your health and fitness to ensure you can safely participate in sports and physical activities.

    The examination typically involves several components, including:

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    • Medical History Review: We’ll ask about your medical history, including previous illnesses, injuries, surgeries or chronic conditions. We may also inquire about family medical history to identify any hereditary health concerns.

    • Physical Examination: A physical exam is conducted to assess general health, vital signs (such as heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate) and the functioning of your body’s various systems.

    • Musculoskeletal Assessment: We check your joints, muscles and flexibility to identify any existing injuries or conditions that might affect your ability to safely participate in sports.

    • Neurological Examination: We may perform neurological tests to assess coordination, reflexes and other aspects of nervous system function.

    • Vision and Hearing Screening: Basic vision and hearing assessments will ensure that athletes have adequate sensory perception for sports participation.

    • Cardiovascular Evaluation: We may take some time to listen to the heart for any abnormal sounds and assess cardiovascular fitness.

    • Lifestyle Discussion: We may discuss lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep, stress management and any habits (like smoking or substance use) that could impact your health and performance.

    • Immunization Review: It’s common to review immunization status and recommend necessary vaccinations to protect against preventable diseases.

    The main goal of a sports physical is to identify any potential health issues or conditions that may pose a risk during sports participation. It also allows health care providers to educate athletes about injury prevention, proper nutrition and overall wellness.

    It's important to note that the specific components of a sports physical exam may vary, and additional tests or assessments may be recommended based on individual health considerations and the sports organization's or school's requirements.

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  • Question: How long does a sports physical take?


    The duration of a sports physical varies depending on various factors, including the health care provider’s approach, the thoroughness of the examination and any additional tests or screenings that may be required. On average, these exams take around 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Question: How much does a sports physical cost?


    The cost of a sports physical exam can vary depending on several factors, including:

    • Geographic location: The cost of sports physical exams can vary significantly from one region to another
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    • Insurance: If you have health insurance, your plan may cover some or all of the cost of a routine sports physical exam
    • Additional testing: If your provider orders other tests, such as blood work or imaging, these can add to the overall cost
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  • Question: What are the benefits of getting a sports physical exam?


    There are several health benefits to getting a sports physical exam. Below are a few reasons to schedule or walk into a Centra Care clinic for your required sports physical.

    • Early detection of potential health issues, often before symptoms become severe, enables more effective treatment and better outcomes
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    • Preventive care measures, such as vaccinations and screenings, can be recommended to reduce your risk of illness
    • Establish a baseline of your health, helping health care providers monitor changes over time and manage chronic conditions effectively
    • Opportunity for health education, fostering better lifestyle choices and stress management
    • Compliance with screening guidelines and insurance benefits can make these check-ups not only health-conscious but also cost-effective

    It's important to remember that the specific benefits of a sports physical exam may vary based on individual health needs and risk factors. By openly discussing your health concerns and lifestyle with your health care provider, you can personalize the exam to address your unique requirements, ultimately optimizing your outcomes and peace of mind.

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Schedule Your Sports Physical Exam Today

We are happy to provide sports physical exams to walk-ins, but if you want faster service, you can make a reservation at one of our clinics.