Clayton, NC, July 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- From now through July 31, FastMed Urgent Care is offering free sports physicals at all Charlotte area locations for local students enrolling in sports at their schools.
Parents and students in the Charlotte communities can get their school sports physical at no cost at the following addresses:
· - Concord - 391 George W Liles Pkwy NW Concord, NC 28027 – Phone: 704.886.1780
· - Charlotte - 2728 W Mallard Creek Church Rd Charlotte, NC 28262 – Phone: 980.218.1860
· - Charlotte (Opening July 14) - 3250 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208 – Phone: 704.319.5176
· - Harrisburg - 4415 School House Commons Harrisburg, NC 28075 – Phone: 704.456.1218
· - Monroe - 2242 W Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, NC 28110 – Phone: 704.220.1904
· - Mooresville - 107 A Commons Dr. Mooresville, NC 28117-9261 – Phone: 704.235.0686
The state of North Carolina requires all students participating in athletics to receive an annual sports physical. FastMed Urgent Care’s physical meets the criteria of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. The physical must be completed by a Licensed Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. A sports physical is not the same as a regular physical as it geared toward assessing health and fitness of an individual related to a particular sport they are interested in playing. When playing football, volleyball, tennis, soccer or cross country there's always a risk of getting hurt, no matter what sport you play.
"The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to partner with FastMed Urgent Care. FastMed Urgent Care recently joined the NCHSAA as a Preferred Vendor and this free physical offer is an example of the type of services they can offer to students, athletes, and their families,” said Davis Whitfield, Commissioner for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
FastMed Urgent Care does not require an appointment to receive a sports physical, which usually consists of a health history and basic exam, and can be received by walking into a FastMed clinic anytime 7 days a week.
“This free physical offer provides athletes in the Charlotte community with another option as they seek to fulfill the mandatory sports physical requirement necessary for participation in NCHSAA athletic programs. We appreciate FastMed Urgent Care's commitment to North Carolina's high school athletes and we look forward to working with them this coming school year," Commissioner Whitefield added.
About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona. FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed is owned by the Comvest Group, a leading private investment firm focused on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.