Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual free sports physicals to local middle and high school athletes on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday, July 14th, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The physicals will be held in the Outpatient Surgery Area, located on the second floor of the South Tower. Volunteer physicians and nurses will perform the physicals. To receive a free physical, the student must be in seventh grade or above and enrolled in the Murray Independent School District or Calloway County School District. The student also must have a completed medical history form signed by a parent or guardian. No appointment is necessary.

In 2017 the two-day free physical program saw more than 400 local athletes cleared to play sports. The average physical costs a family $100, but Murray-Calloway County Hospital coordinated a team of twelve volunteer physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, in addition to 35 other volunteers to give their time and provide the exams free of charge. The estimated savings to local families was more than $53,000.

The free physicals are part of the hospital’s commitment to support local school systems, which also includes providing salaries for school nurses and athletic trainers. MCCH also has donated AED units to both schools and offers free membership at the Center for Health and Wellness to student athletes. For more information about the program, contact Erica Brown, Health Promotions Coordinator, at 270-762-1832.