Make sure local athletes are in the best of health this season. Take advantage of Centegra Physician Care’s reduced-price sport physicals; check a child’s heart with an on-site ECHO heart screening and receive a sport concussion baseline assessment.
Centegra Health System offers reduced-price sports physicals throughout the summer at five convenient Centegra Physician Care locations in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, McHenry, Huntley and Spring Grove.
Centegra Immediate Care centers regularly offer walk-in sports physicals year-round for $40. With sports physicals mandated by schools, Centegra Physician Care centers make it cost-effective for families by offering them for only $25 throughout the summer. Cash, check or credit is accepted at time of appointment and insurance will not be billed. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call 815-338-6600.The sports physical is a comprehensive review of a young athlete’s medical history and physical fitness. The state of Illinois requires that all children and teens complete a sports physical before beginning a new competitive season.In addition to the sports physicals offered at Centegra Physician Care, echocardiogram (ECHO) heart screenings will be conducted on the Centegra Wellness on the Move mobile health unit for an additional $85. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call 877-CENTEGRA.”
An ECHO heart screening is an ultrasound of the heart and can help detect heart defects and abnormalities, even when no symptoms are present. This screening can help prevent the sudden death of teen athletes,” said Dr. R. David Halstead, pediatric cardiologist with Centegra Physician Care-McHenry.ECHO heart screening requirements include completion of the pre-screening questionnaire, parental or guardian consent and presence of a parent or guardian at the screening. All necessary forms can be found at centegra.org/echo. Please bring the pre-screening questionnaire to the appointment. Comfortable clothing should be worn for the screening.
In addition, Centegra also offers sport concussion baseline assessments for $15. Concussions are common and even more prevalent in contact sports. By definition, it is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way the brain functions. A blow to the head or upper body causes concussions and can result in headaches, problems with concentration, judgment, memory and balance.The sports physicals, ECHO heart screenings and sport concussion baseline assessments will all be conducted on the following dates:
- 4 to 7 p.m. June 27, July 25 and Aug. 8 at Centegra Physician Care-Crystal Lake, 360 Station Drive
- 4 to 7 p.m. June 28 and Aug. 9 at Centegra Physician Care-Huntley, 10350 Haligus Road
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Centegra Physician Care-Huntley, 10350 Haligus Road
- 4 to 7 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 15 at Centegra Physician Care-McHenry, 4309 Medical Center Drive
- 4 to 7 p.m. June 26 and Aug. 14 at Centegra Physician Care-Spring Grove, 1906 Holian Drive
- 4 to 7 p.m. July 19 and Aug. 7 at Centegra Physician Care-Woodstock, 3707 Doty Road.