Freeman provides free physicals to area athletes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - Freeman provides free physicals to area athletes
JOPLIN, Mo.—Throughout the year, Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center provides free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school, and college athletes from nearly 20 schools. The free physicals will continue for several Kansas and Missouri schools on July 22. The physicals will be offered at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, located at 2206 East 32nd Street. A schedule for the event is listed below.

For 22 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.

Monday, July 22

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
Crowder College
8 pm    Seneca High School
Seneca Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
8:15 pm    Freeman employees' students (high school and middle school)
Columbus Middle School
Columbus High School
Ozark Christian College

About Freeman Health System

Based in Joplin, Mo., and proudly recognized as the Best Hospital in southwest Missouri—as well as ranked #4 in the state—by US News & World Report, Freeman Health System provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and women’s services. The area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, Freeman has more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties serving southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. For more information, visit or, or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at