Essentia Health encourages scheduling sports physicals for 2023-24 school year

Courtesy: Essentia Health
Courtesy: Essentia Health

(Fargo, ND) -- As summer gets closer, a local hospital is encouraging parents and prospective athletes to schedule a sports physical early for the 2023-24 school year. 

Essentia Health in Fargo is reminding parents and guardians to scheduling a sports physical for all students. North Dakota, Minnesota, and multiple other states require student athletes to complete a preparticipation physical examination before they can start a competitive season or new sport. Completed physicals will cover students for the 2023-24 school year. Links to the forms needed for each state can be found below. 

Students, parents, and guardians will learn if participation in a sport is safe, how to protect athletes from injury, and how to play with medical injury or chronic illness. You can schedule a sports physical by clicking here

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