August 20, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The state of Connecticut requires Pre-Participation Physical Exams (PPE) before being able to participate in any school-sanctioned sporting event, so PhysicianOne Urgent Care is offering a 40% discount on walk-in physicals at all of their local Urgent Care centers.
Brookfield, CT — Sports provide children with a fun opportunity to meet new people and stay fit. To prevent potentially serious injuries, the state of Connecticut requires that all young athletes receive Pre-Participation Physical Exams (PPE) before they engage in any type of school-sanctioned sporting event. To help parents and guardians comply with State regulations, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is offering a 40% discount on walk-in physicals at all of their local Urgent Care centers.
With the first day of school looming on the horizon, busy parents are racing to get their kids seen before the youth sporting season begins. According to Dr. Robert Rohatsch, CEO and founder of PhysicianOne Urgent Care, “Walk-in exams provide a convenient alternative to doctor visits, which are often difficult to schedule.”
“Most family physicians are extremely busy this time of year, and that can make it hard for parents to schedule Pre-Participation Physical Exams without having to take off work,” he said. “At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, our experienced staff is able to take care of last minute school, sport, and camp physicals according to our patients’ schedules.”
A Pre-Participation Physical Exam involves a medical history review and a full physical exam, with a focus on a careful cardiovascular, neurological, and musculoskeletal evaluation. A full medical history tells the provider about any past injuries or illnesses to help him or her diagnose future problems. The physical exam allows the provider to uncover any limitations or unknown health problems that could put a child at a greater risk of injury while playing a specific type of sport.
While PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides last-minute physicals, it’s generally best to seek an exam as early as possible, so there will be plenty of time to get any secondary testing or treatment if necessary.
School, sports, and camp physicals are currently being offered for a limited time at a discounted price of $80 at all PhysicianOne Urgent Care locations across Connecticut. No appointments are needed, but up-to-date documentation of previous immunizations and all examination forms are required at the time of your visit.
About PhysicianOne Urgent Care
PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides quality, easily-accessible, walk-in medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. All locations are open 365 days per year; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays. Experienced providers are on-site at all times. X-ray and lab services are available on-site. Insurance is accepted; self-pay options are also available.
Founded in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, the original Urgent Care of Connecticut, was the first in the market to be accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is a cost-effective alternative to the Emergency Room as well as a convenient alternative to primary care physicians during off or peak hours.
For more information, including a list of services, locations, insurances accepted, career opportunities, and more, or to view current wait times and check-in, please visit www.PhysicianOneUrgentCare.com.
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