Freeman provides free physicals to 2,000 area athletes

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Freeman provides free physicals to 2,000 area athletes
JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes. Offered to nearly 20 local schools, the first round of free physicals will begin this month. Physicals will be offered to additional schools in July.

For 23 years, Freeman has proudly provided this service to the community. More than 75 Freeman doctors, nurses, therapists and clinicians volunteer their time and talent each night to assist with this service.

Parental consent is required for participation. Consent forms may be found at Missouri State High School Activities Association website or with a school’s athletic director. Each student athlete must have a signed consent form before a preparticipation physical examination can be conducted. For more information, please contact Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center at 417.347.3737.

Wednesday, April 16
6 pm Diamond incoming seventh – twelfth grade students at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 East 32nd Street
6:15 pm Sarcoxie incoming seventh – twelfth grade students at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 East 32nd Street
6:45 pm East Newton incoming seventh – twelfth grade students at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 East 32nd Street

Wednesday, April 23
6 pm Joplin High School incoming eleventh and twelfth grade students at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 East 32nd Street
6:30 pm Joplin High School incoming ninth and tenth grade students at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 East 32nd Street
7 pm Joplin incoming eighth grade students at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 East 32nd Street
7:15 pm Joplin incoming seventh grade students at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 East 32nd Street

Wednesday, April 30
6 pm Neosho middle and high school students at Neosho High School

Wednesday, May 7
6 pm Webb City middle and high school students at Webb City High School

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System has earned a number of US News & World Report distinctions – Best Hospital in Southwest Missouri, #4 hospital in the state, and High Performing status in seven specialties. The health system includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital, and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. A not-for-profit health system, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services, and women’s services and has more than 300 physicians on staff. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com or facebook.com/freemanhealthsystem or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at twitter.com/freemanceo.