Sports Physicals at FACE
Building a relationship with a primary healthcare provider is important to a child’s health and ideally students should obtain sports physical clearance from their primary care provider as well. We know that families are complex and access to this kind of healthcare isn’t easy for all. The FWCS FACE Health Center has partnered with Parkview Physician’s Group (PPG) to help bridge the gap.
PPG will be providing FWCS with a nurse practitioner to examine students that have limited resources or the inability to connect with a primary healthcare provider. The nurse practitioner will complete a sports physical in the form of a well-child checkup for the student during a scheduled appointment at the FWCS FACE Center. If the student has any insurance eligibility, Parkview will bill the private insurance and/or Medicaid for these services. If there is no insurance they will provide the exam and help them gain access to insurance. Any additional costs not covered by insurance will be evaluated by Parkview Health for possible charity care. The attempted goal is no out of pocket expenses for most families.
Appointments are limited so sports physicals/well-child checkups will be by appointment only. If you know of families that you think would benefit from this service, please have them call the FWCS FACE Health Center at 467-7260 to schedule an appointment.
Mary Hess BSN,RN
Director Health and Wellness Services
1200 S. Barr Street room 102
467-1080 cell 705-2850
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