Freeman provides free physicals to area athletes

Friday, July 20, 2012 - Freeman provides free physicals to area athletes

JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will offer free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 1,000 local high school and college athletes. The free physicals are available Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at the newly constructed Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, located at 2206 East 32nd Street.

For 21 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 these annual physicals.

Parental consent is required for participation. Consent forms, available at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, may be signed at the time of the physical. For more information, please contact Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center at 417.347.3737 or visit 

Monday, July 23

6 pm   Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Ozark Christian College
Columbus High School
6:15 pm   Sarcoxie High School 
Sarcoxie Middle School
6:30 pm   Joplin High School (junior and seniors)
7 pm   Joplin High School (freshman and sophomores)
7:30 pm   Joplin 8th grade
8 pm    Joplin 7th grade   
8:15 pm    Children of Freeman Health System
employees (Junior and senior high students)

Tuesday, July 24

6 pm    Baxter Springs High School
6:15 pm   Baxter Springs Middle School
6:45 pm   Riverton High School 
7 pm   Riverton Middle School 
7:30 pm    College Heights Christian School
7:45 pm    Crowder College
Seneca High School
Seneca Middle School

About Freeman Health System

Based in Joplin, Missouri, Freeman Health System is the area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and women’s services, with more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties. For more information, visit or, or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at