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With all the costs associated with summer activities and back-to-school preparation, our team of leading primary-care doctors would like to lend a helping hand. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve. One of the ways we do this is by providing FREE sports physicals to all school-aged*, student athletes throughout Eastern Idaho.

Find the office closest to you and schedule an appointment today!


1st Choice Urgent Care & Family Medicine

1350 Parkway Drive
Blackfoot, ID 83221

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Bingham Memorial Medical Plaza

98 Poplar Street
Blackfoot, ID  83221

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Comprehensive Care Clinic

3302 Valencia Dr
Idaho Falls, ID  83404Go to Map

Bingham Memorial Family Medicine

1740 E. 17th Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83406

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Sandcreek Family Practice

3652 Washington Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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Pocatello Professional Plaza

1151 Hospital Way, Building D
Pocatello, ID  83201
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Bingham Memorial Family Medicine

208- 478-7900
353. North 4th 
Pocatello, ID  83201
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Physicians & Surgeons Clinic of Shelley

275 W Locust St
Shelley, ID 83274
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Why is an annual physical so important for your student athlete?

A sports physical ensures a student athlete is healthy and ready to safely participate in their chosen sport. As any parent of a seasoned student athlete knows, a sports physical is not only necessary but is required in order for their son or daughter to participate in school sports programs. Most importantly, regular examinations afford the doctor the opportunity to discover any health-related risks or preexisting injuries before your child participates in rigorous sporting activities.

Parents must accompany their children to the doctor so they can ask questions or voice concerns about their children’s health and development. The doctor will also talk to parents about developmental and safety issues for the overall well-being of your child.

During the sports physical, the doctor will perform a complete physical examination and check your child’s blood pressure. The doctor will weigh and measure your child to make sure he or she is progressing along a normal pattern of growth. This examination is also essential to keeping your child healthy and up-to-date with their immunizations.

Your student athlete may also be screened for anemia, diabetes, scoliosis, and other risks. These procedures are normal and help provide the physician with a “health timeline” should an illness arise in the future. Overall, checkups like these provide you as a parent with peace of mind and an opportunity to ask questions about the development and overall health of your child.

*Please note that free sports physicals are for all school-aged, student atheletes. This includes student athletes in grade school, middle school, high school, and college.


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