Free Athlete Physicals Offered at Murray-Calloway County Hospital
Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual free sports physicals to local middle and high school athletes on Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, July 21 from 8 am - noon.
The physicals will be held in the Endoscopy Department (former Outpatient Services) at the west entrance of MCCH. Volunteer physicians and nurses will perform the physicals. To receive a free physical, the student must be seventh grade or above and enrolled in the Murray Independent School District, Calloway County School District or Eastwood Christian Academy. The student also must have a completed medical history form signed by a parent or guardian. No appointment is necessary.
Last year, the two-day free physical program saw 557 local athletes with the support of 13 physicians and 35 other staff. At an average cost of $100 per physical, the free program saved local families approximately $557,000.
The free physicals are part of the hospital’s commitment to support local school systems, which also includes providing school nurses and athletic trainers to each district. In 2011, the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare donated Medical Utility Vehicles to each district to assist in the transport of injured athletes. For more information about the free sports physicals, contact Melissa Ross, Health Promotions Coordinator, at 270-762-1832.