WORTHINGTON — Sanford Health Worthington is offering several options for student-athletes to complete their sports physicals, which are required for participation in all middle and high school sports.

  • A sports physical includes a physical exam with a provider to ensure safe participation and completion of the sports physical form. The cost is $35 and not billable to insurance.

  • A child wellness exam is billed to your insurance and includes a comprehensive evaluation, immunizations, family history review and sports physical requirements.

A well-child exam also offers an opportunity to talk about nutrition, safety and other age-appropriate topics.

“Many parents don’t know that a well-child exam will qualify as a sports physical,” said Judit Chavarria, M.D., a pediatric physician at Sanford Health Worthington. “Well-child visits are beneficial for students and their parents to identify and address any concerns about growth, development or behavior.”

Parents are encouraged to check with their insurance provider, as many pay 100% for a wellness exam.

Student-athletes are asked to bring their school physical form to their visit with parent portion completed and signed. Both traditional sports physicals and well-child checks are by appointment only. To schedule a traditional sports physical or well-child exam at Sanford Health Worthington Clinic, call 372-3800.